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EPC Announces Development Board Operating Up To 10 MHz for High Efficiency at High Frequency Point-of-Load DC-DC Conversion

EPC Announces Development Board Operating Up To 10 MHz for High Efficiency at High Frequency Point-of-Load DC-DC Conversion

The EPC9086 high efficiency half-bridge development board can operate up to 10 MHz featuring a 30 V EPC2111 eGaN® half bridge in combination with the recently introduced high speed Peregrine Semiconductor PE29102 gate driver.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—October 2017 — Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) today announces the availability of The EPC9086 development board, a high efficiency half-bridge development board that can operate up to 10 MHz.  The EPC9086 board measures 2” x 2” and contains a 30 V, 15 A EPC2111 enhancement-mode gallium nitride half bridge in combination with the recently introduced PE29102 gate driver from Peregrine Semiconductor.

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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Announces MIGVAN as Sales, Marketing, and Technical Support Partner for Israel

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Announces MIGVAN as Sales, Marketing, and Technical Support Partner for Israel

MIGVAN now represents EPC’s Israel 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.— October 2017 — To support its accelerating growth throughout Israel, Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) is proud to announce the appointment of MIGVAN as its sales, marketing, and technical support representative.  MIGVAN Technologies & Engineering Ltd, founded in 1988, is devoted to promoting and selling advanced technology electronic components and subsystems to the Israeli electronics industry.

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EPC Announces a Full Range of Wireless Power Demonstration Kits That Can Be Used to Design Systems That Power Anything from Lamps to Laptops

EPC Announces a Full Range of Wireless Power Demonstration Kits That Can Be Used to Design Systems That Power Anything from Lamps to Laptops

Superior characteristics of eGaN® FETs and ICs, such as low output capacitance, low input capacitance, low parasitic inductances, and small size used in these demonstration kits show that GaN FETs and ICs are ideal for increasing efficiency in highly resonant, AirFuel™ Alliance compatible wireless power transfer systems.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—October 2017 — Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) today announces the availability of two new demonstration kits -- the EPC9127, a complete wireless power kit including a 10 W, class 2 amplifier, category 3 receiver device and the EPC9128, consisting of a 16 W, class 3 amplifier and two receiver devices (categories 3 and 4). These systems, coupled with previously announced EPC9120, 33 W class 4 and the EPC9121 multi-mode kit capable of operating to either an AirFuel Class 2 standard with a category 3 device or a Qi (A6)/PMA standard with a compatible receiving device provide a full range of wireless power demonstration kits to allow for complete, wide-spread implementation.

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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) to Present GaN-based Large Surface Area Wireless Power Solution at the 2017 Wireless Power Summit

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) to Present GaN-based Large Surface Area Wireless Power Solution at the 2017 Wireless Power Summit

EPC will exhibit an innovative wireless power tabletop at 2017 Wireless Power Summit highlighting the capability of GaN-based semiconductor magnetic resonance technology to provide wireless power over a large surface area to many receiving devices such as cell phones, laptop computers, and table lamps – at the same time!

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — September 2017 — The future of wireless power and its eventual ubiquitous adoption is dependent upon the ability of end users to place any electrical item on a surface and have it powered without having to “plug in.” It is this ability that EPC will demonstrate at the Wireless Power Summit 2017 being held in Denver, Colorado October 5th and 6th at the Embassy Suites Hotel Downtown.

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Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) Receives 2017 Top 10 Power Products Award from Electronic Products China Magazine/21iC Media

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) Receives 2017 Top 10 Power Products Award from Electronic Products China Magazine/21iC Media

EPC’s latest family of eGaN® transistors and ICs takes a quantum leap in increasing Performance while reducing costs for new and existing applications currently served by MOSFETs 

EL SEGUNDO, Calif — September 2017 Efficient Power Conversion Corporation’s Gen 5 eGaN® transistor and IC family has been honored with an Electronic Products China / 21iC Media’s “Top 10 Power Products – Best Application Award.” The award presentation was announced on September 15th, 2017 in Beijing, China during 21iC Power Conference 2017.

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EPC is leading the world to a new age of wireless power

EPC is leading the world to a new age of wireless power

Nextbigfuture interviewed Alex Lidow, CEO of EPC. EPC is a leader in Gallium Nitride electronics and now is leading the charge to a new age of wireless power. In 5 to 10 years, we could begin to see entire houses or office buildings switching from costly wiring of buildings to a complete large area wireless solution.

NextBigFuture
September 9, 2017
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The Race to Cut the Power Cord is Already Happening

The Race to Cut the Power Cord is Already Happening

The year is 2022. You sit down at your office desk, back from Ikea with your new lamp. You take it out of the box, place it on the table, and it illuminates the workspace immediately. You then take your MacBook out of your backpack, place it to the right of the lamp, and it starts charging instantly. It sounds unreasonable to think that all this could become reality in just a few years. But behind closed doors, this technology already exists.

“A couple of months ago, we demonstrated an entire table top where everything on it was powered wirelessly,” Alex Lidow, CEO of EPC, tells Inverse. “A lamp, computer monitor, computer, cell phones being charged… all sorts of stuff.”

Inverse Innovation
August, 2017
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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Introduces 60 W Class-E Amplifier Development Board with Latest Generation 200 V eGaN FET Enabling High Efficiency Up to 15 MHz

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Introduces 60 W Class-E Amplifier Development Board with Latest Generation 200 V eGaN FET Enabling High Efficiency Up to 15 MHz

EPC’s new EPC9083 development board enables power system designers to easily and quickly evaluate the high efficiency achieved with a high performance 200 V gallium nitride transistor in a class-E amplifier used in wireless power, LiDAR, current-mode class-D, and push-pull converters operating up to 15 MHz.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— August 2017 — 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 the EPC9083, a high efficiency, flexible, GaN-based differential mode development board that can operate up to 15 MHz, including 6.78 MHz which is popular for wireless power applications.

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Charge Cell Phones to Laptops Simultaneously – EPC Introduces Complete Class 4 AirFuel Alliance Compatible Wireless Power Demonstration Kit Capable of Transmitting up to 33 W

Charge Cell Phones to Laptops Simultaneously – EPC Introduces Complete Class 4 AirFuel Alliance Compatible Wireless Power Demonstration Kit Capable of Transmitting up to 33 W

Superior characteristics of eGaN® FETs, such as low output capacitance, low input capacitance, low parasitic inductances, and small size make them ideal for increasing efficiency in highly resonant, AirFuel wireless power transfer systems.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—August 2017 — Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) today announces the availability of a complete class 4 wireless power charging kit, the EPC9120. The system can transmit up to 33 W while operating at 6.78 MHz (the lowest ISM band).  The purpose of this demonstration kit is to simplify the evaluation process of using eGaN FETs for highly efficient wireless power transfer.  The EPC9120 utilizes the high frequency switching capability of EPC gallium nitride transistors to facilitate wireless power systems with full power efficiency between 80% and 90% under various operating conditions.

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Why a world without power cords is now within reach

Why a world without power cords is now within reach

Since Nikola Tesla first experimented with wireless power during the early 1900s, there has been a quest to “cut the cord” – and go wireless. Today’s applications for wireless power undoubtedly extend far beyond Tesla’s wildest imagination, as we now have the ability to wirelessly charge cell phones, power tools, and even buses while at their scheduled stops, not to mention airborne drones while flying. However, despite strong consumer and business demand for wireless charging, power cords still reign. What explains the lag in our ability to power all of our electronic devices and appliances wirelessly?

ITProPortal
August 2, 2017
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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 PhD in 1977 that Gallium Arsenide’s prospects were limited as a semiconductor due to the basic materials properties, I went to work applying everything I learned to making better devices in silicon.

Fortune China
June 15, 2017
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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 Engineering, EPC, will share with engineers about a choice among topologies to achieve customer-oriented designs for high power, highly resonant wireless charging applications.

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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 marketing strategies to achieve the company’s sales objectives throughout Europe. He is based in Cologne, Germany.

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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
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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. The reference design is measuring just 3.19 cubic inches in size, this adapter provides 65 W of power at greater than 94% efficiency over the entire input voltage range (90 Vac – 264 Vac).  The adapter has a power density of 20 W/in3. This high efficiency means that the device runs cooler than standard AC/DC adapters.

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