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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 way we live and challenging power systems design engineers to incorporate the high performance of gallium nitride FETs and ICs into their next generation power system designs.

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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. The Phase Nine Reliability Report adds to the growing knowledge base previously published in EPC’s first eight reports and represents an ongoing commitment to study, learn, and share information on the reliability of GaN technology.

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eGaN Technology from Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Takes a Quantum Leap in Both Performance and Cost

eGaN Technology from Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Takes a Quantum Leap in Both Performance and Cost

EPC introduces EPC2045 and EPC2047 eGaN® FETs that are half the size of prior generation eGaN transistors with significantly higher performance.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — March 2017 — Efficient Power Conversion Corporation, the world’s leader in enhancement-mode gallium nitride on silicon (eGaN®) power FETs and ICs advances the performance capability while lowering the cost of off-the-shelf gallium nitride transistors with the introduction of the EPC2045 (7 mΩ, 100 V) and the EPC2047 (10 mΩ, 200 V) eGaN FETs. Applications for the EPC2045 include single stage 48 V to load Open Rack server architectures, point-of-load converters, USB-C, and LiDAR. Wireless charging, multi-level AC-DC power supplies, robotics, and solar micro inverters are example applications for the 200 V EPC2047.

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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) to Showcase Life-Changing Applications Using eGaN Technology at 2017 Applied Power Electronics and Exposition Conference (APEC)

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) to Showcase Life-Changing Applications Using eGaN Technology at 2017 Applied Power Electronics and Exposition Conference (APEC)

EPC will exhibit more than 25 demonstrations showing how GaN technology’s superior performance is changing the way we live and company experts will deliver seven technical presentations on GaN FET and IC technology at APEC® 2017, the premier global event in applied power electronics.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — March 2017 — The EPC team will be delivering seven technical presentations on gallium nitride (GaN) technology and applications at APEC 2017 in Tampa, Florida from March 26th through the 30th. In addition, the company will feature its latest eGaN® FETs and ICs, as well as their customers’ end products that are enabled by eGaN technology.

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EPC Announces the Opening of Blacksburg, Virginia eGaN FET and IC Applications Center and the Appointment of Suvankar Biswas, Ph.D. as Senior Applications Engineer

 EPC Announces the Opening of Blacksburg, Virginia eGaN FET and IC Applications Center and the Appointment of Suvankar Biswas, Ph.D. as Senior Applications Engineer

Adding to its breadth of applications research and support for EPC customer evaluation and use of GaN® FETs and ICs, the company announces the opening of an applications center and the appointment of Suvankar Biswas, Ph.D. as senior applications engineer.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— January 2017 — Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) is proud to announce the opening of an Applications Center in Blacksburg, Virginia.  This center will increase the reach of EPC to support research and development for the applications of enhancement-mode gallium nitride transistors and ICs.  In addition to traditional FET and IC power conversion applications, GaN technology has enabled emerging applications such as wireless power transfer, LiDAR for autonomous vehicles, and envelope tracking for high bandwidth 4G and 5G communications.

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EPC Development Board Shows the Ultra Fast Transition Capability of eGaN FETs over MOSFETs Giving Superior LiDAR System Performance When Used in Autonomous Vehicles

EPC Development Board Shows the Ultra Fast Transition Capability of eGaN FETs over MOSFETs Giving Superior LiDAR System Performance When Used in Autonomous Vehicles

Ultra fast transition eGaN® FETs used on the EPC9126 can drive laser diodes with high current pulses and total pulse widths as low as 5 ns, thus enhancing the quality of information a LiDAR system will detect, including the accuracy, precision, and processing speed.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — January 2017 — Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announces the availability of the EPC9126, a 100 V high current pulsed laser diode driver evaluation board. In a LiDAR system, used for detecting objects in autonomous vehicle applications, speed and accuracy of detection is critical. As demonstrated by this board, the rapid transition capability of eGaN FETs provide power pulses to drive the laser up to ten times faster than an equivalent MOSFET, thus enhancing the overall performance of a LiDAR system.

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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) to Show Life-Changing Applications Using eGaN Technology at 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) to Show Life-Changing Applications Using eGaN Technology at 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

In a dedicated hospitality suite at CES, the premier global event in consumer electronics, EPC will show 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.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — December 2016 — Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) will be hosting a hospitality suite in the Mandalay Bay hotel at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 5th through the 8th.

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Efficient Power Conversion and ASD Technology Ltd. Leverage WiTricity Wireless Charging Reference Design On Display at CES 2017

Efficient Power Conversion and ASD Technology Ltd. Leverage WiTricity Wireless Charging Reference Design On Display at CES 2017

Wireless charging systems resulting from the WiTricity, ASD, and EPC collaboration will be on display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, January 5th – 8th, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announces accelerated efforts to build magnetic resonance based wireless charging systems based on WiTricity’s reference designs that feature gallium nitride (GaN)-based solutions with ASD Technology Limited (ASD). This ramp-up in activity is in response to recently rising customer and end-system manufacturer interests in wireless charging products using gallium nitride technology.

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JJPlus Corporation and Efficient Power Conversion Corporation Partner To Focus on Product Design for the Accelerating Wireless Charging Market

JJPlus Corporation and Efficient Power Conversion Corporation Partner To Focus on Product Design for the Accelerating Wireless Charging Market

JJPlus Corporation and Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announce their design collaboration for innovative wireless charging designs.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif — October 25, 2016 — In an effort to address the recently announced Taiwan wireless power standards organization’s announcement of adopting AirFuel™ Alliance’s resonant wireless charging standard, JJPlus Corporation and Efficient Power Conversion Corporation announce their collaboration to design GaN-based wireless power solutions. In addition to the Taiwan initiative, these designs will have application for wireless charging systems worldwide.

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IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) Webinar: “Getting the Most from GaN Transistor and IC Chip-scale Packaging”

IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) Webinar: “Getting the Most from GaN Transistor and IC Chip-scale Packaging”

On November 3rd, IEEE PELS will offer a webinar by Alex Lidow and Michael de Rooij discussing the design and PCB manufacturing methods for using chip-scale packaged GaN power devices.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— October 2016 — Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) experts on the design and use of gallium nitride transistors will conduct a one-hour webinar sponsored by the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) on November 3rd from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT).

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EPC's EPC9121 10 W Wireless Multi-mode Demonstration System Named “Top 10 Power Product – Breakthrough Technology”

EPC's  EPC9121 10 W Wireless Multi-mode Demonstration System  Named “Top 10 Power Product – Breakthrough Technology”

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 — September 2016 — Efficient Power Conversion Corporation’s (EPC) EPC9121 multi-mode wireless charging demonstration system has been honored with an Electronic Products China’s “Top 10 Power Product – Breakthrough Technology Award.” The award is a benchmark for recognizing a significant advancement in a technology or its application that leads the industry trend. The award presentation was announced on September 8th, 2016 in Beijing, China during its Power Conference.

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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.

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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 regional offices covering the entire EMEA and a significant centralized resource, fostering sales, driving marketing and enabling technical support. 

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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.

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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 any standard used in the receiving units.

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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 systems design engineers to incorporate the high performance of gallium nitride FETs and ICs into their next generation power system designs.

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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:

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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, and harsh environment applications based upon EPC’s eGaN® technology.

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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, enabling the designers to get their products into volume production quickly. All three boards feature a zero reverse recovery (QRR) synchronous bootstrap rectifier augmented gate driver to increase efficiency at high frequency operation, up to 15 MHz. The boards can produce a maximum output of 2.7 A in the buck and ZVS class-D amplifier configurations. Loss reduction is realized across the entire current range.

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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 a composite 0.24 FIT rate for products in the field, which is consistent with all of EPC’s in situ evaluations to date and validates the readiness of eGaN FETs to supplant their aging silicon cousins for commercial power switching applications.

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