2 April 2020
Over 50 smartphone and laptop chargers now enabled by Navitas’ GaNFast technology
Navitas Semiconductor Inc of El Segundo, CA, USA says that over 50 mobile fast-charging products and platforms are now available enabled by its GaNFast technology, including top OEMs in mass production with wall chargers ranging from 24W to 300W.
Founded in 2014, Navitas introduced what it claimed to be the first commercial gallium nitride (GaN) power ICs. The firm says that its proprietary ‘AllGaN’ process design kit (PDK) monolithically integrates GaN power field-effect transistors (FETs) with GaN analog and logic circuits, enabling faster charging, higher power density and greater energy savings for mobile, consumer, enterprise, eMobility and new energy markets.
GaNFast chargers feature ‘USB-C’, which means they can deliver enough power to fast-charge laptops and quickly and safely charge all other mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, headphones and virtual reality (VR) headsets. Using a single GaNFast charger for all mobile devices can save time, weight and money.
“Customers from NVIDIA to Xiaomi have leveraged the high-speed capabilities of GaNFast power ICs to create the world’s smallest, thinnest and lightest power adapters and fast-chargers” says Stephen Oliver, VP of sales & marketing. “Accelerating beyond 50 fast-charger products and platforms is a significant achievement as it means that GaN is a trusted, mainstream technology, and every OEM and ODM in the industry can move quickly to participate in the creation of a new GaNFast charger product category.”
Continued demand for more powerful smartphones, tablets and laptops with larger screens, larger batteries and 5G capability has created a multi-billion-dollar market for next-generation fast-chargers. Since 2018, millions of GaN chargers have been shipped by brands such as Samsung, Oppo, Xiaomi and Verizon plus an array of accessory providers including Belkin, Anker, Aukey, Ravpower and Baseus.
“As our fast production ramp continues, our long-term strategic relationships with key world-class suppliers TSMC, Amkor and Greatek are stronger than ever,” says chief technology officer & chief operating officer Dan Kinzer. “We are very proud of our excellent quality track record with zero GaN-related field failures after shipping millions of units in the last 2 years”.