About Efficient Power Conversion Corporation

About Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC)

Who is EPC?

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) is a cutting-edge technology company dedicated to advancing the field of power electronics through the development and commercialization of gallium nitride (GaN)-based power devices.

EPC was founded in 2007 by a team of experts in power electronics, semiconductors, and business management. EPC’s CEO Alex Lidow was the co-inventor of the silicon power MOSFET in the 1970s; and, in addition to holding positions in R&D and manufacturing, was the CEO of International Rectifier for 12 years. Since its founding, EPC has become a recognized leader in the industry, offering a broad portfolio of off-the-shelf GaN-based power transistors and integrated circuits.

At EPC, our mission is to create and manufacture power semiconductors that reduce energy consumption and therefore improve the global standard of living.

Learn More about our Team

The Value of Gallium Nitride (GaN) Technology

Smaller - Faster - More Efficient

The cost of electrical power is a key driver of socioeconomic vitality, as it enables us to improve our quality of life and advance new applications and industries. Silicon has hit its physical limits and, therefore, is no longer able to stay ahead of our demand for more and more efficient power. To re-establish momentum a new material is needed.

GaN technology offers significant advantages over traditional silicon-based devices, including higher efficiency, faster switching speeds, and smaller size. For the first time in 60 years, there is a higher performance and lower cost option to silicon. 

Our products are used in a wide range of applications, from consumer electronics and automotive to renewable energy and space

Why EPC Gallium Nitride (GaN) Technology?

In June 2009, EPC delivered the first commercial enhancement-mode GaN (eGaN®) transistors. These new devices were manufactured in a foundry designed to produce standard silicon devices creating a mature, efficient, and low-cost supply chain, making our GaN products extraordinarily reliable and affordable. Since that time the product line has expanded rapidly to include a growing family of integrated circuits, automotive qualified devices, and rad hard devices.

Our commitment to innovation is at the core of everything we do. We invest heavily in research and development to ensure that our products are always on the cutting edge of technology. We also work closely with our customers to understand their unique needs and develop customized solutions that meet their specific requirements.

Today, leading companies the world over work with EPC to enable their next-generation technologies with the power of GaN. Companies that leverage GaN can avoid being left behind with aging silicon, drive sales growth, and deliver increasing end-customer value.