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GaN Systems and EPowerlab partner on new DC/DC converter

GaN Systems and engineering services firm EPowerlabs have partnered to develop a high-density DC/DC power converter (DDC48-1K) for a wide range of 48 V mobility applications for consumer, industrial and automotive customers. The companies say the new GaN converter is smaller and lighter than standard converters.  The converter’s input range is 24-60 VDC, and the… Read more »

GaN Systems to supply power transistors to BMW

Gallium nitride power semiconductor developer GaN Systems has signed a comprehensive capacity agreement with BMW for the company’s GaN power transistors, which are designed to increase the efficiency and power density of critical applications in EVs. GaN Systems will provide capacity for multiple applications in series production. The guaranteed volumes are a building block for… Read more »

ROHM and GaN Systems collaborate to develop GaN semiconductors

Power semiconductor supplier ROHM and gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductor specialist GaN Systems have partnered to develop new power electronics. Wordy? Yes. Interesting? It GaN be. The partnership will harness GaN’s expertise in power transistors along with ROHM’s established design and manufacturing capabilities in order to create new lines of compatible products. The new products will… Read more »

BMW i Ventures announces strategic investment in GaN Systems

BMW i Ventures has announced a strategic investment in semiconductor maker GaN Systems. GaN Systems focusses on power transistors based on Gallium nitride (GaN), a wide band gap semiconductor material that promises higher energy efficiency, smaller form factors and higher performance. “GaN Systems’ power transistors have created new possibilities for engineers to build the power… Read more »

Pi Innovo and GaN Systems collaborate to design auxiliary systems for electrified vehicles

As start/stop, mild hybrid and multi-voltage systems continue to creep into “conventional” gas vehicles, controls engineering firm Pi Innovo and semiconductor manufacturer GaN Systems foresee steadily growing demand for their products. The two companies recently announced that they are collaborating to offer automakers a pathway to the electrification of vehicle auxiliary systems. Hybrids and EVs… Read more »

Winning Google Little Box Challenge inverter powered by GaN Systems transistors

Google and the IEEE Power Electronics Society established the Little Box Challenge to stimulate the development of inverters, key components of both solar energy installations and EV systems. The challenge to engineers: “Figure out how to shrink an inverter down to something smaller than a laptop (a reduction of 10× in volume), and you’ll win… Read more »

Morgan Olson and Motiv Power Systems partner on electric delivery trucks

Motiv Power Systems and Morgan Olson are collaborating to provide an all-electric option for Morgan Olson’s popular Route Star walk-in van, built on the Ford F59 chassis. The new electric Route Star has a range of 85 miles. “Many fleet managers are exploring alternative fuel solutions and finding electric to be ideal in many delivery… Read more »

Energy Power Systems announces new Michigan battery manufacturing facility

Battery-maker Energy Power Systems plans to establish a high-volume manufacturing facility in Pontiac, Michigan. The new 150,000-square-foot facility will produce batteries for use in start/stop and micro-hybrid vehicles; utility-scale distributed energy storage; renewable energy integration; and fast-charging infrastructure for EVs. Full-scale production is expected to begin in early 2016. Initial annual capacity will be 500… Read more »

A123 Systems announces organizational alignment within Wanxiang Group

A123 Systems has outlined its organizational structure and strategic focus as a member of the Wanxiang Group, the Chinese company that acquired most of A123’s businesses last January. During the next year, Wanxiang’s lithium-ion battery activities will be integrated under A123’s leadership, both in China and the US. The executive team is headquartered in A123’s… Read more »

ACEINNA’s new high-power current sensors work with systems up to 65 amps 

ACEINNA’s new ±65 A MCx1101 Current Sensor is the company’s most accurate and highest-bandwidth current sensor. Designed for WBG (wide-bandgap) applications, and available in 3.3- and 5-volt versions, this AMR-based (Anisotropic Magnetoresistive) current sensor is designed for a wide range of power systems and applications.  The MCx1101’s fast response and high bandwidth is designed for… Read more »