Navitas Semiconductor Inc of El Segundo, CA, USA has expanded its support in Asia by entering two new distribution partnerships for its gallium nitride (GaN) power ICs. By partnering with Myland Technologies Inc and Allied Group (HK) Ltd, Navitas says it is providing customers in China and Taiwan with fast and easy access to samples, products and reference designs, featuring what it claims is the world’s first GaN power IC technology.
“High-volume customers in China and Taiwan are developing remarkable, innovative products, and Navitas’ monolithically integrated GaN technology enables their engineers to deliver next-generation power solutions with high performance, small size and low cost,” says VP of sales & marketing Stephen Oliver. “Our partnerships with these leading distributors will ensure customers have close, dependable relationships and faster times to market.”
In February, Navitas introduced what was claimed to be the first integrated half-bridge GaN power IC, enabling up to a 100x boost in switching speeds while increasing energy savings by 40% or more.
“GaN has inherent advantages to ensure the continued evolution of advanced applications,” comments Myland’s general manager Kevin Yu.
“There is high demand for new technology to overcome power design obstacles, across mobile, consumer and industrial markets and from 25W smartphone chargers to multi-kW server power supplies,” adds Sammi Li, chief representative for the Allied Group.