CEO: Jim Witham
Sub-sector: Advanced Materials and Advanced Manufacturing
Year founded: 2004
GaN Systems manufactures a range of Gallium Nitride high power transistors for consumer, enterprise, industrial, solar/wind/smartgrid, and transportation power conversion applications. Featuring exceptionally low on-resistance and negligible charge storage, these devices enable switching efficiencies well in excess of current silicon based solutions and offer dramatic benefits to switching power supply designs, inverters, hybrid and electric vehicles, battery management and power factor correction.
Based on the breakthrough GaN Systems device design IP, these gallium nitride devices use low cost GaN-on-silicon base wafers.
For the first time, compound semiconductor devices are cost competitive with silicon devices, while offering vastly superior performance.