NEV developments accelerated with next-gen power semiconductors

30-01-2024 | Navitas Semiconductor | Semiconductors

Navitas Semiconductor and SHINRY have announced the opening of an advanced, joint R&D power laboratory to accelerate the development of new-energy vehicle (NEV) power systems enabled by Navitas' GaNFast technology.

Next-gen GaN is replacing legacy silicon power chips due to superior high-frequency and high-efficiency characteristics. It delivers faster charging, acceleration, and longer range, accelerating market adoption of NEVs and transitioning from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy.

On January 16th, 2024, Peter (Jingjun) Chen, COO of SHINRY, along with Navitas' Gene Sheridan, CEO and Navitas' Charles (Yingjie) Zha, VP and GM, and other senior executives attended the joint lab's opening ceremony at SHINRY headquarters in Shenzhen.

The joint lab accelerates development projects, with leading-edge GaN technology combining with innovative system-design skills and engineering talent to enable unprecedented high power density, lightweight, efficient designs that translate to faster charging and extended range, with faster time-to-market.

"SHINRY always pursues technological innovation. As early as 2012, SHINRY began applying SiC MOS, and in 2019, SHINRY initiated research on the application of GaN and has been actively seeking strategic partners," said Peter (Jingjun) Chen, COO of SHINRY. "As an advanced supplier in the field, Navitas will assist in creating more advanced, energy-efficient, and higher-efficiency power system products. I believe the establishment of this joint lab will comprehensively accelerate the design and market launch of SHINRY's products and further enhance the market competitiveness of SHINRY products."

"We are excited to join with SHINRY to establish a new lab for next-gen power semiconductors, assisting SHINRY in creating advanced power systems," said Gene Sheridan, Navitas' co-founder and CEO. "SHINRY's mission to change the way of travel aligns closely with Navitas' Electrify Our World mission. We believe that through our joint efforts, leading GaN technologies will enter the power systems of NEVs for more end-users, contributing to the vigorous growth of the new energy industry.

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By Seb Springall