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16 January 2017

GaN Systems joins AirFuel Alliance

GaN Systems Inc of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - a fabless developer of gallium nitride (GaN)-based power switching semiconductors for power conversion and control applications – has joined the AirFuel Alliance, a global, non-profit consortium of industry leaders responsible for developing wireless charging standards. GaN Systems says it will aid the Alliance by bringing its wireless technology experience, by extending beyond the previously assumed limits of wireless charging, and by assisting the development of global wireless charging standards.

Wireless charging is growing at a compound annual growth rate in excess of 60% (according to MarketsandMarkets.com). Until recently, this market has been dominated by low-power (<15W) applications achieved with silicon-based transistors. Contributing to this growth is the market demand for wireless charging systems that operate at power levels greater than 15W.

GaN Systems says that its gallium nitride transistors meet this demand by enabling efficient resonant wireless charging at power levels from 25W to 2500W. These high power levels make it possible to rapidly charge multiple phones and tablets simultaneously, as well as larger devices such as laptops, power tools, robotics, drones and 2-wheelers.

In addition to enabling efficient higher-power wireless charging, GaN transistors provide two major benefits: reducing system size by 2-3 times, and reducing charging system cost, claims the firm.

GaN Systems' VP of strategic marketing Paul Wiener, will be active in the AirFuel Alliance. "GaN Systems plays a critical leadership role by enabling high-power wireless charging while reducing system size and cost," states Wiener. "By joining the AirFuel Alliance, we will extend our role by contributing our technology, know-how, and perspective toward the evolution of resonant wireless charging standards."

Tags: GaN Systems Power electronics

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