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21 May 2014

Transphorm appoints HY-LINE as Central Europe distributor of 600V GaN HEMTs

Transphorm Inc of Goleta, near Santa Barbara, CA, USA, which designs and provides gallium nitride (GaN)-based power conversion devices and modules for power supplies and adapters, motor drives, solar inverters and electric vehicles, has completed a distribution agreement with HY-LINE Power Components GmbH of Munich, Germany to stock and distribute its family of 600V GaN high-electron-mobility transistors (HEMTs) in Central Europe.

HY-LINE’s technical expertise will support the growing demand for JEDEC-qualified 600V GaN products that have now grown to the level requiring an expanding sales channel to respond to opportunities, specifically in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

“HY-LINE is specialized in offering cutting-edge, energy-saving technology. Transphorm's technical leadership in the emerging GaN technology including, to-date, being able to offer production volume of 600V GaN-on-silicon HEMTs, has moved GaN from potential to practical use in high-efficiency power conversion systems,” comments HY-Lines’ CEO Jochen Krause. “This distribution agreement with Transphorm will allow us to offer these unique products to customers in Central Europe who require the power savings that only GaN can achieve,” he adds.

“We selected HY-LINE Power Components based upon their technical expertise and ability to both create and support demand in the rapidly growing segment of the power conversion market,” says Transphorm's VP of sales Bret Daniels. “With the completion of qualification last year, Transphorm’s GaN devices have moved from advanced engineering research into product design and production, which makes this the right time to expand into distribution.” 

Transphorm says that, based on its proprietary EZ-GaN platform, its power conversion solutions reduce power system size, increase energy density and deliver high efficiencies across the grid.

Tags: Transphorm GaN-on-Si GaN HEMT

Visit: www.hy-line.de/power

Visit: www.transphormusa.com

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