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Facts Say About An Account from a Scientist: he saved the world's 15% energy consumption prior. Now, he discovers silicon's replacement material

Facts Say About An Account from a Scientist: he saved the world's 15% energy consumption prior. Now, he discovers silicon's replacement material
This scientist got his Ph.D 40 years ago who saved the world's 15% energy consumption at one time. He is continuing his journey of innovations now in discovering silicon's replacement material for humankind. My father always taught me that the true worth of an individual is measured based on their contribution to society. As I entered graduate school in 1975 I knew my passion was in the field of semiconductors, and I felt my best contribution to society would come from finding a successor to silicon. I did my graduate work in Gallium Arsenide, but realized by the time I received my ... Read more
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EPC Joining PCIM Asia 2017 For Knowledge Exchange with Engineers on How to Choose among 6.78 MHz Amplifier Topologies for High Power, Highly-resonant Wireless Charging Applications

EPC Joining PCIM Asia 2017 For Knowledge Exchange with Engineers on How to Choose among 6.78 MHz Amplifier Topologies for High Power, Highly-resonant Wireless Charging Applications
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — June 21st, 2017 -- Efficient Power Conversion Corporation, the world’s leader in enhancement-mode gallium nitride on silicon (eGaN®) power FETs and ICs, enables a lower-cost, single transmit amplifier solution that can wirelessly charge devices, regardless of the standard used in the receiving device. Meet EPC experts on power management at PCIM Asia Exhibition and Conference on June 28th, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Meeting Room 2, B2 of Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center in China. Dr. Michael de Rooij, Vice President of Application ... Read more
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Roy Chang Joins Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) as Vice President of Sales, Greater China and Southeast Asia

Roy Chang Joins Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) as  Vice President of Sales, Greater China and Southeast Asia
Mr. Chang will drive EPC’s design wins and revenue growth in Greater China and Southeast Asia, as well as assisting customers in adopting eGaN® FETs and Integrated Circuits for leading-edge power conversion systems EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — June 2017 — To support its accelerating sales growth in Asia Pacific, Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) is proud to announce that Roy Chang has joined the EPC leadership team as Vice President of Sales for Greater China and Southeast Asia. Mr. Chang has over 20 years of experience in R&D, technical sales, and marketing within the computer ... Read more
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Wolfram Krueger Joins Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) as Vice President of European Sales

Wolfram Krueger Joins Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) as Vice President of European Sales
Mr. Krueger to direct EPC’s European sales organization and assist customers in adopting eGaN® FETs and Integrated Circuits for leading-edge power conversion systems EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — June 2017 — To support its accelerating growth, Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) is proud to announce that Wolfram Krueger has joined the EPC leadership team as Vice President of European sales. Mr. Krueger has over 30 years of sales operation experience within the semiconductor industry. His primary responsibilities at EPC are creating and implementing sales and ... Read more
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GaN FETs Drive Fidelity and Efficiency in Class-D Audio Amplifiers

GaN FETs Drive Fidelity and Efficiency in Class-D Audio Amplifiers
With the current maturity of Class-D audio amplifier architectures, amplifier fidelity and efficiency limitations are primarily at the device level. Silicon MOSFETs have been evolving for almost forty years, and their progress towards a perfect switch has slowed dramatically. There are some fundamental characteristics of MOSFETs that degrade sound quality and efficiency. In 2010, the enhancement mode Gallium nitride (GaN) power FET was introduced by Efficient Power Conversion (EPC), providing a large step towards the perfect switch. Audio Engineering Society May 11, 2017 Read ... Read more
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Rompower Announces The AC/DC Laptop Power Adaptor Technology Capable of 94% Efficiency, 20 W/in3 Power Density in an Incredibly Small Package

Rompower Announces The AC/DC Laptop Power Adaptor Technology Capable of 94% Efficiency, 20 W/in3 Power Density in an Incredibly Small Package
Taking advantage of the high performance of eGaN® FETs, Rompower Energy Systems has announced a reference design for a tiny, 65 W, 94% efficient AC/DC power adaptor for laptops and other mobile devices. TUCSON, Az. – June 2017 – Rompower Energy Systems, an internationally recognized research and development company in the field of power conversion, announces the availability of technology for an extremely small, highly efficient AC/DC power adapter. In the quest for higher power density, the efficiency of the adapter is critical in order to decrease the heat dissipation. ... Read more
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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Introduces High Frequency Monolithic Gallium Nitride Half Bridge Enabling 12 V to 1.8 V System Efficiency Over 85% at 5 MHz at 14 A Output

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Introduces High Frequency Monolithic Gallium Nitride Half Bridge Enabling 12 V to 1.8 V System Efficiency Over 85% at 5 MHz at 14 A Output
EPC2111 GaN half bridge offers power systems designers a solution that increases efficiency for complete overall point-of-load system applications over 85% at 14 A when switching at 5 MHz and over 80% when switching at 10 MHz and converting from 12 V to 1.8 V. EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — June2017 — EPC announces the EPC2111, 30 V enhancement-mode monolithic GaN transistor half bridge. By integrating two eGaN® power FETs into a single device, interconnect inductances and the interstitial space needed on the PCB are eliminated.  This increases both efficiency (especially at ... Read more
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48V-to-1V Conversion - the Rebirth of Direct-to-Chip Power

48V-to-1V Conversion - the Rebirth of Direct-to-Chip Power

During last week's PCIM Europe event in Nuremberg, Germany, direct 48V-to-1V power conversion architectures were a significant topic. “The use of GaN switches in 48V-to-1V direct dc-dc converters can improve system performance by 30%, compared with today’s best silicon-based designs,” commented Alex Lidow, CEO of Efficient Power Conversion.

PowerPulse
May 31, 2017
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This Wireless Desktop Could Foreshadow Our Future Without Cords

This Wireless Desktop Could Foreshadow Our Future Without Cords
Wireless charging promises a cord-free future, one that offers freedom from being tethered to the end of a charging cable. One company might have its finger on the pulse for this wirelessly powered future. Alexander Lidow is the CEO and founder of Efficient Power Conversion, a company looking to expand upon its namesake. EPC most notably displays how it wants to revolutionize wireless charging with a seemingly simple desktop. Interesting Engineering May 23, 2017 Read article Read more
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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Introduces 200 V Gallium Nitride Power Transistor 12 Times Smaller Than Equivalently Rated MOSFETS

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Introduces 200 V Gallium Nitride Power Transistor 12 Times Smaller Than Equivalently Rated MOSFETS
EPC2046 GaN power transistor offers power systems designers a 200 V, 25 mΩ power transistor about 12 times smaller than equivalently rated silicon MOSFETs for wireless power, multi-level AC-DC power supplies, robotics, and solar micro inverters. EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — May 2017 — EPC announces the EPC2046 power transistor for use in applications including wireless power, multi-level AC-DC power supplies, robotics, solar micro inverters, and low inductance motor drives. The EPC2046 has a voltage rating of 200 V and maximum RDS(on) of 25 mΩ with a 55 A pulsed output current. Read more
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How2 Cut The Power Cord: Wireless Power Is Ready For Prime Time

How2 Cut The Power Cord: Wireless Power Is Ready For Prime Time

Wireless charging is not a new topic—it has been talked about for quite a while. Unfortunately, it has not seen widespread consumer acceptance. But, with a recently developed innovative approach to the design of transmission coils, wireless power is ready for widespread application.

How2Power
May, 2017
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GaN-on-Silicon Power Devices: How to Dislodge Silicon-Based Power MOSFETs

GaN-on-Silicon Power Devices: How to Dislodge Silicon-Based Power MOSFETs
Gallium nitride (GaN) power transistors designed for efficient power conversion have been in production for seven years. New markets, such as light detection and ranging, envelope tracking, and wireless charging, have emerged due to the superior switching speed of GaN. These markets have enabled GaN products to achieve significant volumes, low production costs, and an enviable reliability reputation. All of this provides adequate incentive for the more conservative design engineers in applications such as dc–dc converters, ac–dc converters, and automotive to start their evaluation process. ... Read more
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EPC Releases Video Series on How GaN is Changing the Way We Live

EPC Releases Video Series on How GaN is Changing the Way We Live
Produced by industry experts, Efficient Power Conversion has posted six videos showing active end-use applications such as a wireless power tabletop, high performance LiDAR, single-stage 48 V – 1.8 V DC-DC conversion, and precision motor drive control using gallium nitride transistors and integrated circuits. EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – April 2017 – Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (www.epc-co.com) has created and posted to its website six short videos presenting end-customer applications using eGaN® FETs and ICs. These videos show how GaN technology is changing the ... Read more
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Power chips, but not as we know them

Power chips, but not as we know them

Max Smolaks welcomes gallium nitride, a new material which will replace silicon in the power chain

For the past 35 years, most power supplies have relied on power MOSFETs (metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors) – voltage-controlled devices made of silicon that are used to switch and condition electricity.

Data Center Dynamics
April 19, 2017
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Cut the Cord! - How GaN Enables the Wireless Home

Cut the Cord! - How GaN Enables the Wireless Home
I was led to believe we were heading for a wireless world but a look behind my TV tells a very different story when I see all those wires everywhere. Not to mention the increasing number of BRIDGES for IoT devices. We were hoping to talk about the wireless powered home and how GaN (gallium nitride) is making that possible! When it comes to gallium nitride, there is only one man to speak with, and he's truly changing the world at EPC. He first appeared on EP180 talking about Why Gallium Nitride Is About To Disrupt Silicon then returned on 203 The LIDAR Technology Behind An X-Ray Pill. But ... Read more
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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Publishes Ninth Reliability Report Documenting Millions of GaN Technology Device Hours with Zero Failures After Rigorous Stress Testing

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Publishes Ninth Reliability Report Documenting Millions of GaN Technology Device Hours with Zero Failures After Rigorous Stress Testing
EPC’s Phase Nine Reliability Report documents a combined total of over 9 million GaN stress device-hours with zero failures. This report focuses on thermo-mechanical board level reliability, describing for the first time, a predictive model for solder joint integrity and showing the superior reliability of wafer level chip-scale packaging (WLCSP) GaN technology over comparable packaged devices. EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— April 2017 — EPC announces its Phase Nine Reliability Report showing the results of a rigorous set of thermo-mechanical board level reliability testing. ... Read more
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