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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Publishes Reliability Report Documenting GaN Technology Reliability After Millions of Device Hours of Rigorous Stress Testing

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Publishes Reliability Report Documenting GaN Technology Reliability After Millions of Device Hours of Rigorous Stress Testing
EPC Phase Eight Reliability Report documents a combined total of over 8 million GaN device-hours with zero failures. The report examines, in detail, the stress tests that EPC devices are subjected to prior to release as qualified products and analyzes the physics of failure. EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— July 2016 — EPC announces its Phase Eight Reliability Report showing the results of the rigorous set of JEDEC-based qualification stress tests eGaN FETS and integrated circuits undertake prior to being considered qualified products. Read more
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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Announces Ismosys as Sales, Marketing, and Technical Support Partner for Europe

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Announces Ismosys as Sales, Marketing, and Technical Support Partner for Europe
Ismosys now represents EPC’s European sales, marketing, and technical support to assist customers in adopting eGaN® FETs and ICs for leading-edge power conversion systems using gallium nitride EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—July 2016 — To support its accelerating growth throughout Europe, Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) is proud to announce the appointment of Ismosys as its sales, marketing, and technical support representative.  Ismosys, founded in 1994, provides support to design houses, designers and engineers across Europe. This is achieved through 10 ... Read more
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EPC and ASD Form Value-added Partnership Dedicated to Reducing Time to Market for GaN-based Wireless Power Solutions

EPC and ASD Form Value-added Partnership Dedicated to Reducing Time to Market for GaN-based Wireless Power Solutions
EPC’s new value-added partnership with ASD aims to support customer designs from conception to manufacturing of eGaN® technology-based wireless power charging and other emerging applications. EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— July 2016 — Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC), Los Angeles-based innovator in gallium nitride (eGaN) technology for replacing MOSFET technology, has joined forces with ASD Technology Limited (ASD), a Hong-Kong-based company delivering best-in-class customer solutions for applications using the latest eGaN technology. Read more
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No More Standards Wars in Wireless Charging ‒ EPC Introduces a Wireless Multi-Mode Demonstration System Compatible with All Current Wireless Power Charging Standards

No More Standards Wars in Wireless Charging ‒ EPC Introduces a Wireless Multi-Mode Demonstration System Compatible with All Current Wireless Power Charging Standards
The superior characteristics of eGaN® FETs and ICs enable a lower cost single transmit amplifier solution that can wirelessly charge devices regardless of the standard used in the receiving device. EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — June 2016 — Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) today announces the availability of a complete demonstration multi-mode wireless power charging kit, the EPC9121. The purpose of this demonstration kit is to simplify the evaluation process of using eGaN FETs and ICs for highly efficient multi-mode wireless power charging systems that can cut across ... Read more
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Where is GaN Going? EPC Releases Six Videos Featuring GaN Technology in Game-Changing Industrial and Consumer Applications

Where is GaN Going? EPC Releases Six Videos Featuring GaN Technology in Game-Changing Industrial and Consumer Applications
Produced by industry experts, Efficient Power Conversion has posted six videos showing active end-use applications such as wireless power transfer, single-stage 48 V – 1 V DC-DC conversion, and envelope tracking for 4G/LTE base stations using gallium nitride transistors and integrated circuits. EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – April 2016 - 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. The videos show how GaN technology is changing the way we live and challenge power ... Read more
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New Web-based GaN Product Selector Guide from EPC Simplifies Product Selection for High Performance Power Conversion Systems

New Web-based GaN Product Selector Guide from EPC Simplifies Product Selection for High Performance Power Conversion Systems
Designers using state-of-the-art GaN transistors and IC’s for power conversion now have the use of an interactive web-based parametric selection tool to search for the best possible GaN solution for their given power conversion system. EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—April 2016— Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announces the implementation of a user-controlled GaN product selector search tool on the EPC website, epc-co.com. Based upon years of EPC customer interactions, this web-based product selector guide provides power system design engineers the following: Read more
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Freebird Semiconductor Partners with EPC for Development of Radiation Hardened Gallium Nitride Power Conversion Systems for Satellite and Harsh Environment Applications

Freebird Semiconductor Partners with EPC for Development of Radiation Hardened Gallium Nitride Power Conversion Systems for Satellite and Harsh Environment Applications
Freebird Semiconductor and Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) have entered into an agreement whereby Freebird will develop products for use in high reliability space and harsh environment applications based upon eGaN® power transistors and integrated circuits. NORTH ANDOVER, MA. — April 2016 — Freebird Semiconductor Corporation, North Andover, Massachusetts announces the signing of an agreement with Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC), the leading provider of enhancement-mode gallium nitride power transistors to develop products for use in high reliability, space, ... Read more
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15 MHz Half-Bridge Development Boards Use EPC's eGaN FETs and High Frequency Synchronous Bootstrap Topology

15 MHz Half-Bridge Development Boards Use EPC's eGaN FETs and High Frequency Synchronous Bootstrap Topology
EPC’s new development boards can be configured as either a buck converter or a ZVS class-D amplifier, demonstrating reduced losses at high frequency using an eGaN FET synchronous bootstrap augmented gate drive. EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— March 2016 — Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) Introduces the EPC9066, EPC9067, and EPC9068 development boards, which are configurable to a buck converter or as a ZVS class-D amplifier. These boards provide an easy-to-use way for power systems designers to evaluate the exceptional performance of gallium nitride transistors, ... Read more
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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Publishes Reliability Report Documenting Over 17 Billion Field-Device Hours with Very Low Failure Rate

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Publishes Reliability Report Documenting Over 17 Billion Field-Device Hours with Very Low Failure Rate
EPC Phase Seven Reliability Report shows that eGaN® FETs have solid reliability and are dependable replacement solutions to traditional silicon devices. EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— March 2016 — EPC announces its Phase Seven Reliability Report showing the distribution of over 17 billion accumulated field-device hours and detailing test data from more than 7 million equivalent device-hours under stress. The stress tests included intermittent operating life (IOL), early life failure rate (ELFR), humidity with bias, temperature cycling, and electrostatic discharge. The study reports ... Read more
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EPC to Show Life-changing Applications Using eGaN Technology at 2016 Applied Power Electronics and Exposition Conference (APEC)

EPC to Show Life-changing Applications Using eGaN Technology at 2016 Applied Power Electronics and Exposition Conference (APEC)
EPC will exhibit more than 20 demonstrations showing how GaN technology’s superior performance is changing the way we live and company experts will deliver six technical presentations on GaN FET technology at APEC® 2016, the premier global event in applied power electronics EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — March, 2016 — The EPC team will be presenting six technical presentations on gallium nitride (GaN) technology and applications at APEC 2016 in Long Beach, California from March 20th through the 24th. In addition, the company will feature its latest eGaN® FETs and ... Read more
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100 W, 92% Efficient eGaN FET Development Board from Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) for the 6.78 MHz AirFuel Wireless Power Standard

100 W, 92% Efficient eGaN FET Development Board from Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) for the 6.78 MHz  AirFuel Wireless Power Standard
EPC9065 development board has the highest power and highest efficiency at 6.78 MHz for the AirFuelTM wireless power standard, using eGaN® FETs EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— February 2016 — Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) announces the EPC9065, a development board that can serve as the amplifier stage for AirFuelTM Alliance Class 4 and Class 5 wireless power transfer applications. This board is a Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS) differential-mode class-D amplifier development board configured at, but is not limited to, 6.78 MHz (Lowest ISM band). Read more
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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Introduces eGaN Power Transistor Enabling Superior Resolution in Augmented Reality and Autonomous Vehicle Applications

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Introduces eGaN Power Transistor Enabling Superior Resolution in Augmented Reality and Autonomous Vehicle Applications
New EPC2040 eGaN® FET offers extremely fast and consistent switching, enabling greater resolution and accuracy in applications dependent upon pulsed laser drivers, which include LiDAR systems used for guidance in 3D sensing in augmented reality systems and autonomous vehicles EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — February 2016 — Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announces the EPC2040 power transistor, an extremely small, fast switching gallium nitride power transistor that enables superior resolution, faster response time, and greater accuracy for high speed end-use ... Read more
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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Announces Development Board with 50 A, 1 MHz Capability to Reduce Size in Point-of-Load Applications

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Announces Development Board with 50 A, 1 MHz Capability to Reduce Size in Point-of-Load Applications
EPC9059 development board showcases industry’s first monolithic half-bridge enhancement-mode gallium nitride (eGaN®) integrated circuits for high current, high frequency point-of-load applications for increased power density. EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— January 2016 — Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) introduces the EPC9059 half-bridge development board for high current, high frequency point-of-load (POL) applications using eGaN ICs to reduce power conversion size. The EPC9059 development board has a 30 V maximum device voltage with a 50 A maximum output ... Read more
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Advanced Video Series Teaches How to Design with Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power Devices for State-of-the-Art Power Conversion

Advanced Video Series Teaches How to Design with Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power Devices for State-of-the-Art Power Conversion
Produced by industry experts, EPC has posted a nine-part educational video series on design basics, DC-DC conversion, wireless charging, reliability, and other applications for gallium nitride FETs and integrated circuits. EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – January 2016 – Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (www.epc-co.com) has expanded its video library on GaN technology with the addition of a nine-part educational video series designed to provide power system design engineers advanced technical information and application examples on how to design more efficient power conversion ... Read more
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Development Boards with 200 V eGaN FETs from Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Enable High Efficiency up to 30 MHz

Development Boards with 200 V eGaN FETs from Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Enable High Efficiency up to 30 MHz
EPC’s new development boards enable power systems designers to easily and quickly evaluate the high efficiency achieved with 200 V gallium nitride transistors in class-E amplifiers, current-mode class-D, and push-pull converters operating up to 30 MHz. EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— January 2016 — Providing an easy-to-use way for power systems designers to evaluate the exceptional performance of gallium nitride transistors and get their products into volume production quickly, Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announces high efficiency, GaN-based differential mode ... Read more
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EPC CEO Alex Lidow Receives 2015 SEMI Award for North America

EPC CEO Alex Lidow Receives 2015 SEMI Award for North America

Award Recognizes Innovation in Power Device Technology for Enabling the Commercialization of GaN

EL SEGUNDO, Calif, — January 2016 — Today, Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) announced that its CEO Alex Lidow was selected as the recipient of the 2015 SEMI Award for North America for the innovation of power device technology, enabling the commercialization of GaN. Dr. Lidow is being honored for his work in the area of Process and Technology Integration.

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Dr. Yuanzhe Zhang Joins Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) as Director, Applications Engineering

Dr. Yuanzhe Zhang Joins Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) as Director, Applications Engineering

Dr. Zhang will be creating benchmark envelope tracking designs and assisting customers in the use of eGaN® FETs for high frequency, high- performance power conversion systems.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—January 2016 — Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) is proud to announce that Dr. Yuanzhe Zhang has joined the EPC engineering team as Director, Applications Engineering.

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Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) Market Leading eGaN Power Transistors Recognized as EDN Magazine Hot 100 Product for 2015

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) Market Leading eGaN Power Transistors Recognized as EDN Magazine Hot 100 Product for 2015
Recognized as an EDN Magazine Hot 100 Product for 2015, EPC2035/36 low-priced gallium nitride FETs give better performance, smaller size, and lower cost than an equivalent silicon solution. This is the third time in 5 years that EPC’s eGaN technology has been recognized as a HOT 100. EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — December 2015 — Efficient Power Conversion Corporation, (www.epc-co.com) the leader in enhancement mode gallium nitride FET technology, announces that its EPC2035 (60 V) and EPC2036 (100 V) high frequency, low-priced eGaN FETs have been recognized with inclusion in the ... Read more
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Wireless Power Handbook 2nd Edition Published by Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC)

Wireless Power Handbook 2nd Edition Published by Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC)
The Second Edition of the Wireless Power Handbook is an updated and expanded guide to designing efficient amplifiers for a wireless power transfer systems taking advantage of the superior performance of gallium nitride power transistors. EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – December 2015 – Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (www.epc-co.com) announces the publication of the Second Edition of the Wireless Power Handbook. This edition is a practical engineering handbook designed to provide power system design engineers valuable experiences and points of reference critical to understanding ... Read more
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Nick Cataldo Joins Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) as Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing

Nick Cataldo Joins Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) as Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing
Mr. Cataldo to direct EPC’s global sales and marketing organization and assist customers in adopting eGaN® FETs and Integrated Circuits for leading-edge power conversion systems EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—December 2015 — To support its accelerating growth, Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) is proud to announce that Nick Cataldo has joined the EPC leadership team as senior vice president of global sales and marketing. Mr. Cataldo has over 35 years of marketing and sales operation experience within the semiconductor industry. His primary responsibilities at EPC ... Read more
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