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EPC Showcases Cutting-Edge Power Electronics Solutions for Automotive, Robotics, Power Tools, Solar, and More at PCIM Europe 2024

EPC Showcases Cutting-Edge Power Electronics Solutions for Automotive, Robotics, Power Tools, Solar, and More at PCIM Europe 2024

EPC’s GaN Experts will be available during PCIM Europe, showcasing the latest generation of GaN FETs and ICs in a wide variety of real-world applications.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — May 2024 — EPC, the world’s leader in enhancement-mode gallium nitride (GaN) FETs and ICs, is proud to announce its participation in PCIM Europe, the international leading exhibition and conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy, and Energy Management. The event, held from 11 June to 13 June in Nuremburg, Germany, brings together industry experts and thought leaders to explore the latest advancements in power electronics and motion control.

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CNIPA Validates EPC's GaN Gate Semiconductor Technology Patent

CNIPA Validates EPC's GaN Gate Semiconductor Technology Patent

El Segundo, CA – May 6, 2024 – Efficient Power Conversion Corp (“EPC”) announced today that the China National Intellectual Property Administration (“CNIPA”) has validated the claims of EPC patent titled “Compensated gate MISFET and method for fabricating the same” (Chinese Patent No. ZL201080015425.X) for enhancement-mode GaN semiconductor devices.

The decision on April 30, 2024 follows an April 2, 2024 announcement from the CNIPA that confirmed the validity of key claims of EPC’s Chinese patent titled “Enhancement mode GaN HEMT device and method for fabricating the same” (Chinese Patent No. ZL201080015388.2). Both EPC patents were challenged by Innoscience (Suzhou) Technology Co., Ltd. (“Innoscience”). 

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Design High-Performance Class-D Audio Amplifiers with GaN FETs

Design High-Performance Class-D Audio Amplifiers with GaN FETs

The EPC9192 Class-D audio reference design enables high power and high efficiency in a modular design for customization and high performance.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— April, 2024 — EPC is pleased to announce the launch of the EPC9192, reference design enabling powerful, compact, and efficient Class-D audio amplifiers. The EPC9192 showcases the capabilities of EPC's 200 V, EPC2307, eGaN FETs in a ground-referenced, split dual supply Single-Ended (SE) design, delivering an impressive 700 W per channel into a 4 Ω load.

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CNIPA Validates Key Claims of EPC’s GaN Power Technology Patent

CNIPA Validates Key Claims of EPC’s GaN Power Technology Patent

根据国家知识产权局官网20204年4月2日的消息,宜普电源转换公司(Efficient Power Conversion Corporation, EPC,以下简称宜普公司)一件名为“增强型GaN高电子迁移率晶体管器件及其制备方法”的专利(专利号ZL201080015388.2)的核心权利要求6、9、10、13、14、17、18、22-26在无效程序(案件编号:4W116775)中被维持有效。该件专利的无效请求人是英诺赛科(苏州)科技有限公司(以下简称英诺赛科公司)。

According to the information on the official website of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) on April 2, 2024, the key claims 6, 9, 10, 13, 14, 17, 18 and 22-26 of the Chinese patent titled “Enhancement mode GaN HEMT device and method for fabricating the same” (Patent No. ZL201080015388.2) owned by Efficient Power Conversion Corp (“EPC”) have been maintained valid during an invalidation procedure (case number: 4W116775), which was requested by the petitioner Innoscience (Suzhou) Technology Co., Ltd. (“Innoscience”).

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GaN for Low-cost e-bikes, Drones, and Robotics

GaN for Low-cost e-bikes, Drones, and Robotics

The EPC9193 GaN-based inverter reference design enhances motor system performance, range, precision, torque, all while lowering overall system cost.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— March, 2024 — EPC announces the availability of the EPC9193, a 3-phase BLDC motor drive inverter using the EPC2619 eGaN® FET. The EPC9193 operates with a wide input DC voltage ranging from 14 V and 65 V and has two configurations – a standard unit and a high current version:

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Forecasting System Reliability in Real-World Mission Profiles in EPC’s Phase 16 Report on GaN Reliability

Forecasting System Reliability in Real-World Mission Profiles in EPC’s Phase 16 Report on GaN Reliability

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) publishes Phase-16 Reliability Report adding new findings to the extensive knowledge base on GaN reliability and mission robustness.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— March 2024 — EPC announces the publication of its Phase-16 Reliability Report, documenting continued work using test-to-fail methodology and adding specific guidelines for overvoltage specifications and improving thermo-mechanical reliability.

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First GaN FET with 1 Milliohms On-Resistance Announced by EPC

First GaN FET with 1 Milliohms On-Resistance Announced by EPC

EPC introduces the 100 V, 1 mOhm EPC2361 GaN FET in compact 3 mm x 5 mm QFN package, offering higher power density for DC-DC conversion, fast charging, motor drives, and solar MPPTs.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— February 2024 — EPC, the world’s leader in enhancement-mode gallium nitride (GaN) power FETs and ICs, launches the 100 V, 1 mOhm EPC2361. This is the lowest on-resistance GaN FET on the market offering double the power density compared to EPC’s prior-generation products.

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EPC GaN FETs Deliver Benchmark Power Density and Efficiency for DC/DC Conversion

EPC GaN FETs Deliver Benchmark Power Density and Efficiency for DC/DC Conversion

EPC GaN FETs leverage drivers and controllers by Analog Devices to simplify GaN design, increase efficiency, reduce cooling cost, and help enable the highest power density for computing, industrial, and consumer DC/DC converters.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— January, 2024— EPC announces the availability of several reference designs that feature EPC GaN FETs and Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) controllers.

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GaN FETs Enable 75 - 231 Ampere Laser Diode Control in Nanoseconds for Advanced Automotive Autonomy

GaN FETs Enable 75 - 231 Ampere Laser Diode Control in Nanoseconds for Advanced Automotive Autonomy

EPC launches three laser driver boards showcasing AEC-Q101 qualified GaN FETs' rapid transition for superior LiDAR system performance.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— December 2023 — EPC introduces three evaluation boards - EPC9179, EPC9181, and EPC9180 - featuring pulse current laser drivers of  75 A, 125 A, and 231 A , showcasing EPC’s AEC-Q101 GaN FETs. These FETs; EPC2252, EPC2204A, and EPC2218A are 30% smaller and more cost-effective than their predecessors. Designed for both long and short-range automotive lidar systems, these boards expedite solution evaluation with varied input and output options.

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EPC to Showcase GaN-enabled Consumer Applications – eMobility, Drones, Robotics, and more at CES 2024

EPC to Showcase GaN-enabled Consumer Applications – eMobility, Drones, Robotics, and more at CES 2024

EPC gallium nitride (GaN) experts will be at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to share how GaN enables enhanced features and performance in consumer electronics.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif – December 2023 – EPC, the global leader in enhancement-mode gallium nitride (eGaN®) FETs and ICs, will be showcasing the capabilities of GaN technology at CES 2024, demonstrating its role in enhancing features and performance in consumer electronics. This includes delivering higher efficiency, smaller size, and lower cost solutions.

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Efficient Energy Technology’s (EET) SolMate Adopts EPC GaN, Doubling Efficiency and Extending Product Lifetime

Efficient Energy Technology’s (EET) SolMate Adopts EPC GaN, Doubling Efficiency and Extending Product Lifetime

EL SEGUNDO, Calif – November 2023 – Efficient Energy Technology GmbH (EET), the Austrian-based pioneer in designing and producing innovative balcony power plants, has selected Efficient Power Conversion Corporation’s (EPC) EPC2204 enhancement-mode gallium nitride (eGaN®) power transistor for its latest SolMate® green solar balcony product. The EPC2204 strikes an optimal compromise between low RDS(on) and low COSS, critical for demanding hard switching application, while featuring a drain-source breakdown voltage of 100 V in a compact package. This compact design significantly reduces PCB size, keeps current loops small, and minimizes electromagnetic interference (EMI) emissions.

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Shrink Motor Drives for eBikes, Robots, and Drones with 100 V Gallium Nitride (GaN) FETs from EPC

Shrink Motor Drives for eBikes, Robots, and Drones with 100 V Gallium Nitride (GaN) FETs from EPC

The EPC9194 GaN-based inverter reference design significantly enhances motor drive system efficiency, range, and torque, while more than doubling power per weight. The inverter’s extremely compact size allows seamless integration into the motor housing resulting in the lowest electromagnetic interference (EMI,) highest density, and lowest weight.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— October, 2023 — EPC announces the availability of the EPC9194, a

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Benchmark Power Density of 5130 W/in3 with GaN FETs Powers Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications

Benchmark Power Density of 5130 W/in3 with GaN FETs Powers Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications

The EPC9159 is a 1 kW, 48 V/ 12 V, LLC converter in a tiny 17.5 mm x 22.8 mm footprint for state-of-the-art power density of 5130 W/in3

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— September 2023 — EPC announces the availability of the EPC9159, a 48 V / 12 V, LLC converter designed for high-density 48 V server power and DC-DC converters. This reference design can deliver 1 kW of power in a tiny 17.5 mm x 22.8 mm footprint for a power density of 5130 W/cm3. This is achieved by employing gallium nitride (GaN) power switches operating at high switching frequencies in both the primary and secondary circuits.

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40 V Rad Hard GaN FETs Set New Performance Standards for Demanding Space Applications

40 V Rad Hard GaN FETs Set New Performance Standards for Demanding Space Applications

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) expands its family of radiation-hardened (rad-hard) gallium nitride (GaN) products for power conversion solutions with two new 40 V devices rated at 62 A and 250 A to address critical spaceborne and other high-reliability applications.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— July 2023 — EPC announces the introduction of two new 40 V rated radiation-hardened GaN FETs.EPC7001 is a 40 V, 4 mΩ, 250 APulsed, rad-hard GaN FET in a small 7 mm2 footprint. EPC7002 is a 40 V, 14.5 mΩ, 62 APulsed, rad-hard GaN FET in a tiny 1.87 mm2 footprint.  Both devices have a total dose radiation rating greater than 1,000K Rad(Si) and SEE immunity for LET of 83.7 MeV/mg/cm2 with VDS up to 100% of rated breakdown. These new devices, along with the rest of the Rad Hard family, are offered in a chip-scale package.  Packaged versions are available from EPC Space.

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EPC Confirms Continued Supply of Leading-Edge Gallium Nitride Power Devices

EPC Confirms Continued Supply of Leading-Edge Gallium Nitride Power Devices

On July 3rd, 2023, China’s Ministry of Commerce announced it would put in place certain restrictions on the exporting of gallium and germanium, among other materials, starting in August of this year. EPC’s wafer technology is ‘GaN-on-Si’, although the amount of gallium in each device is miniscule. There are significant sources of gallium available worldwide and EPC’s needs are relatively small, we expect no short or long-term interruption of supply.

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Efficient Power Conversion Sues Competitor Innoscience at ITC to Protect Patents in Emerging GaN Technology

Efficient Power Conversion Sues Competitor Innoscience at ITC to Protect Patents in Emerging GaN Technology

Case Spotlights Next-Gen Tech Replacing Silicon

(El Segundo, California)—Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC), the global leader in gallium nitride (GaN) technology, today filed complaints in federal court and in the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) asserting four patents of its foundational patent portfolio against Innoscience (Zhuhai) Technology Company, Ltd. and its affiliates (collectively, Innoscience).  These patents cover core aspects of the design and manufacturing process of EPC’s proprietary enhancement-mode gallium nitride power semiconductor devices.  These patents encompass innovations that enabled GaN-based power devices to mature from a research project to a mass-producible high-volume alternative to silicon-based transistors and integrated circuits with GaN devices having higher efficiency, smaller size, and lower cost. 

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150 ARMS Motor Drive Reference Design with GaN FETs Provides Best Performance for eMobility, Forklifts, and High-Power Drones

150 ARMS Motor Drive Reference Design with GaN FETs Provides Best Performance for eMobility, Forklifts, and High-Power Drones

The EPC9186 GaN-based inverter reference design enhances motor system performance, range, precision, and torque for high power applications.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— May, 2023 — EPC announces the availability of the EPC9186, a 3-phase BLDC motor drive inverter using the EPC2302 eGaN® FET. The EPC9186 supports a wide input DC voltage ranging from 14 V to 80 V. The high-power capability of the EPC9186 supports applications such as electric scooters, small electric vehicles, agricultural machinery, forklifts, and high-power drones.

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Highest Power Density for Regulated DC-DC Converters Achieved Using EPC GaN FETs and Analog Devices Controller

Highest Power Density for Regulated DC-DC Converters Achieved Using EPC GaN FETs and Analog Devices Controller

EPC and Analog Devices introduce a reference design using a new Analog controller fully optimized to drive EPC GaN FETs and achieving greater than 96.5% efficiency.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— July, 2022 — EPC announces the availability of the EPC9158, a dual output synchronous buck converter reference design board operating at 500 kHz switching frequency that converts an input voltage of 48 V - 54 V to a regulated 12 V output and delivers up to 25 A per phase or 50 A total continuous current. The combination of the new Analog LTC7890 synchronous GaN buck controller with ultra-efficient GaN FETs from EPC enables a highly efficient solution in a small footprint for high power density applications. The solution achieves 96.5% efficient at 48 V to 12 V and 50 A continuous current.

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EPC GaN Experts to Showcase Latest Generation Power Semiconductors at PCIM Europe 2023

EPC GaN Experts to Showcase Latest Generation Power Semiconductors at PCIM Europe 2023

EPC’s GaN Experts will be available during PCIM Europe 2023, showcasing the latest generation of GaN FETs and ICs in a wide variety of real-world applications.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — April 2023 — — EPC, the world’s leader in enhancement-mode gallium nitride FETs and ICs,will be delivering multiple technical presentations on GaN technology and showcasing applications at PCIM Europe 2023 in Nuremburg, 09 – 11 May (see detailed schedule below). In addition, the company will demonstrate its latest eGaN® FETs and ICs in a large variety of customer end products in Hall 9, Stand 318.

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GaN Transistors Bring Newest Rad Hard Technology to Demanding Space Applications

GaN Transistors Bring Newest Rad Hard Technology to Demanding Space Applications

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) expands its family of radiation-hardened (rad-hard) gallium nitride (GaN) products for power conversion solutions with two new devices rated at 100 V and 200 V to address a multitude of critical spaceborne and other high-reliability .

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— April 2023 — EPC announces the introduction of two new radiation-hardened GaN FETs. The EPC7020 is a 200 V, 11 mΩ, 170 APulsed, rad-hard GaN FET in a small 12 mm2 footprint. The EPC7003 is a 100 V, 30 mΩ, 42 APulsed, rad-hard GaN FET in a tiny 1.87 mm2 footprint.  Both devices have a total dose radiation rating greater than 1,000K Rad(Si) and SEE immunity for LET of 83.7 MeV/mg/cm2 with VDS up to 100% of rated breakdown. These new devices, along with the rest of the Rad Hard family, EPC7019, EPC7014, EPC7004, EPC7018, EPC7007, are offered in a chip-scale package, the same as the commercial eGaN® FET and IC family.  Packaged versions will be available from EPC Space.

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