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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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The Tech Blog Writer Podcast 180: Why Gallium Nitride Is About to Disrupt Silicon

The Tech Blog Writer Podcast 180: Why Gallium Nitride Is About to Disrupt Silicon
At the CES show in Las Vegas this year, EPC (Efficient Power Conversion) showcased how GaN is a core technology behind autonomous vehicles, the house of the future without power cords, the connected car, and non-invasive colonoscopies with an x-ray system within a pill. Replacing silicon, one of the most prevalent types of semiconductor around, with a different material, Gallium Nitride, commonly abbreviated as GaN — or “eGaN,” EPCS new, improved form of GaN. Silicon enabled Intel to build an entire empire, but could this be displaced by GaN? This is an episode that you can expect to learn ... Read more
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Podcast: Bloomberg Radio Interview with Alex Lidow at CES 2017

Podcast: Bloomberg Radio Interview with Alex Lidow at CES 2017

EPC CEO and Co-Founder, Alex Lidow, discusses the life changing applications on display at CES with Bloomberg Radio. Applications such as LiDAR for autonomous cars with the potential to disrupt the transportation industry and wireless power with the potential to eliminate power cords are highlighted as well as how GaN enables these new technologies.

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Bloomberg
January, 2017

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PSDcast - Alex Lidow of EPC on the state of GaN development

PSDcast - Alex Lidow of EPC on the state of GaN development

In this PSDcast Alex Lidow, CEO and Co-founder of Efficient Power Conversion, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the state of GaN development. Now that the industry has finally embraced what GaN can do with multiple vendors and solutions, we are now seeing real design-ins and products based on GaN power devices.

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Power Systems Design
July 21, 2016

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Slidecast: Rethinking Server Power Architecture in the Post-Silicon World

Slidecast: Rethinking Server Power Architecture in the Post-Silicon World

In this slidecast, Alexander Lidow from EPC describes how the company is leading a technological revolution with Gallium Nitride (GaN). More efficient than silicon as a basis for electronics, GaN could save huge amounts of energy in the datacenter and has the potential to fuel the computer industry beyond Moore’s Law.

insideHPC
July 20, 2016
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Podcast: Where engineers trying to learn power GaN get into trouble

Gallium nitride (GaN) is one of the technologies that could well displace silicon MOSFETs in the next generation of power transistors. As silicon approaches its performance limits, GaN devices conduct better and switch faster. In this short podcast, Alex Lidow talks about the differences between GaN and silicon power devices.

Power Electronic TIPS
September, 2014

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Paultre on Power - Alex Lidow of EPC on the state of the GaN marketplace [PODCAST]

Author: By Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD Date: 1/21/2014 In this podcast friend of the show Alex Lidow, Founder and CEO of Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) and the co-inventor of the HEXFET power MOSFET, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the current state of the GaN marketplace and where it looks to be going. http://www.powersystemsdesign.com/paultre-on-power-alex-lidow-of-epc-on-the-state-of-the-gan-marketplace-podcast http://www.powersystemsdesign.com/paultre-on-power-alex-lidow-of-epc-on-the-state-of-the-gan-marketplace-podcast Read more
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Paultre on Power - Power GaN

Author: By Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD Date: 3/12/2013 In this podcast, we talk to Alex Lidow of Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) about GaN devices and their impact on the power industry. EPC is a leader in enhancement-mode Gallium Nitride based power management devices. EPC was the first to introduce enhancement-mode Gallium-Nitride-on-Silicon (eGaN®) FETs as power MOSFET replacements in applications such as point-of-load converters, Power over Ethernet (PoE), server and computer DC-DC converters, LED lighting, cell phones, RF transmission, solar micro-inverters, and ... Read more
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Market Adoption of Enhancement Mode Gallium Nitride Transistors (eGaN® FETs) - Interview at IIC 2012

Alex Lidow, the co-inventor of the HEXFET power MOSFET and CEO of Efficient Power Conversion (EPC), discusses the market adoption of Enhancement Mode Gallium Nitride Transistors (eGAN FETs) due to their tremendous size and performance advantages over silicon power MOSFETs, eGaN's “disruptive” technological impact on power semiconductor markets and potential applications, and EPC’s upcoming introduction of eGaN power devices for high voltage AC/DC converters and high power motor control applications.

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