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EPC to Show GaN-Enabled Large Area Wireless Power and High Resolution LiDAR at 2018 CES

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EPC to Show GaN-Enabled Large Area Wireless Power and High Resolution LiDAR at 2018 CES

Within the AirFuelTM Alliance booth at CES 2018, EPC will show how gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductors are at the core of large surface area wireless power. In the EPC hospitality suite, wirelessly powered systems for the home and GaN based, industry-leading LiDAR systems used in autonomous vehicles will be on display.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — December 2017 — Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) will be demonstrating the power of eGaN® technology to enhance two game-changing consumer applications – wireless power and LiDAR for self-driving cars – at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 9th through the 12th.

As a partner within the AirFuel Alliance booth at CES 2018, EPC will display a GaN-based wirelessly powered system embedded in a desktop that can power multiple devices anywhere on the surface up to a total power consumption of 300 W.  This level of power makes it possible to simultaneously power a computer, run a monitor, power a lamp, communicate via a talking digital assistant, and charge a cell phone – without running a single power cord to any of the devices.

The AirFuel Alliance booth (#40140) is located in the CES Tech West Smart Home Section in the Sands Expo, 200 Sands avenue.

In the EPC Palazzo hospitality suite at The Venetian hotel, visitors can enter a wireless world. We will have multiple wirelessly powered surfaces on display to demonstrate the myriad of consumer uses in the home such as running a blender in the kitchen, powering a radio and baby monitor while charging a wearable on a nightstand, and powering both a computer and lamp while charging a phone on a desktop.

Also shown in our suite will be an eGaN FET-based LiDAR system.  LiDAR technology is emerging as the leading technology to act as the “eyes” for self-driving cars. Visit our suite to see the demonstration and learn how GaN technology is enabling these higher resolution and lower cost LiDAR systems.

EPC experts will be available at both the AirFuel booth and within our suite to discuss these demonstrations that are changing our lives at home and in the car. 

Attendees to CES interested in meeting with EPC applications experts during the event can attend specially scheduled sessions within the EPC customer suite by sending a request to /epc/Contact/RequestMeeting.aspx.

About EPC

EPC is the leader in enhancement-mode gallium nitride based power management technology. EPC was the first to introduce enhancement-mode gallium-nitride-on-silicon (eGaN) FETs as power MOSFET replacements in applications such as DC-DC converters, wireless power transfer, envelope tracking, RF transmission, power inverters, remote imaging and sensing technology (LiDAR), and Class-D audio amplifiers with device performance many times greater than the best silicon power MOSFETs. EPC also has a growing portfolio of eGaN-based integrated circuits that provide even greater space, energy, and cost efficiency.

eGaN is a registered trademark of Efficient Power Conversion Corporation, Inc.

Press Contact

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation Joe Engle, 310.986.0350 joe.engle@epc-co.com