Specialist distributor brings GaN Systems’ high power transistors to design engineers: ushers in era of smaller, lighter and more efficient power electronics
LIGHTNING RELEASES: OTTAWA, Ontario (9/4/2014) – GaN Systems Inc, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, today announced it is has signed an exclusive worldwide distribution agreement with Mouser Electronics. GaN Systems’ gallium nitride power transistors are based on its proprietary Island Technology® and offer significant advantages over traditional silicon MOSFETs and IGBTs to bring smaller, lighter and more efficient power electronics to numerous applications including consumer appliances, data center server racks, heavy-duty battery-operated power tools, notebook travel adaptors and many others.
GaN Systems’ Island Technology® IP incorporates the wide-bandgap and superior switching speed, temperature, voltage and current performance of gallium nitride into a unique structure that maximizes wafer yields and produces highly efficient transistors up to four times smaller and at lower cost than tradition design approaches. In order to take advantage of the Island Technology devices’ intrinsic fast switching and dense current carrying capability, GaN Systems also designed GaNPX packaging, which has no wire bonds, minimizing inductance and thermal resistance and increasing reliability.
With current ratings from 8A to 200A, GaN Systems is the first company to offer a comprehensive product range of gallium nitride devices to the global market. Initial products distributed by Mouser Electronics will include the GS61008P, 80A/5mΩ normally-off 100V GaN transistor, and a low inductance, thermally-efficient 650V transistor, the GS66508P, with reverse current capability, zero reverse recovery charge and source-sense for optimal high speed design.
For further details of GaN Systems’ products available through Mouser visit: http://www.mouser.com/gan-systems/
About Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics, a subsidiary of TTI, Inc., is part of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Mouser is an award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor, focused on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies to electronic design engineers and buyers. Mouser.com features more than 4 million products online from more than 500 manufacturers. Mouser publishes multiple catalogs per year providing designers with up-to-date data on the components now available for the next generation of electronic devices. Mouser ships globally to over 400,000 customers in 170 countries from its 492,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit http://www.mouser.com.
About GaN Systems
GaN Systems is a fabless semiconductor company that is the first place systems designers go to realize all the benefits of gallium nitride in their power conversion and control applications. To overcome silicon’s limitations in switching speed, temperature, voltage and current, the company develops the most complete range of gallium nitride power switching transistors for a wide variety of markets. GaN Systems’ unique Island Technology® addresses today’s challenges of cost, performance, and manufacturability resulting in devices that are smaller and more efficient than other GaN design approaches. The company is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. For more information, please visit: www.gansystems.com
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