Navitas Semiconductor Unveils GaN and SiC Innovations at APEC 2024

01-02-2024 | By Jack Pollard

Navitas Semiconductor, the only pure-play, next-generation power semiconductor company and leader in gallium nitride (GaN) power ICs and silicon carbide (SiC) technology, invites visitors to experience “Planet Navitas” and collaborate to “Electrify Our World” on booth #1353 at APEC 2024 in Long Beach, California, from 26th to 29th February.

Electrify Our World

The "Planet Navitas" invites attendees to discover how next-gen GaN and SiC technology enables the latest solutions for fully-electrified housing, transportation and industry. Examples range from TV power to home-appliance motors and compressors, EV charging, solar/micro-grid installations, and data centre power systems. Each example highlights end-user benefits, such as increased portability, longer range, faster charging, and grid independence, plus a focus on how low-carbon-footprint GaN and SiC technology can save over 6 Gtons/yr CO2 by 2050.

Dan Kinzer, COO/CTO and co-founder of Navitas, emphasises the event's importance: "APEC is a significant event in the power industry calendar, with an intense schedule of customer discussions on new technologies and systems. Complementary GaNFast™ and GeneSiC™ portfolios, with comprehensive, application-specific system design support, accelerate customer time-to-market with sustainable performance advantages. 'Planet Navitas' represents the very real, inspiring implementation of GaN & SiC across the vast $22B/year market opportunity."

Technology Highlights

Navitas announces major updates including GaNSafe™, the world’s most-protected GaN power solution, Gen-4 GaNSense Half-Bridge ICs, the most integrated GaN devices, Gen-3 Fast SiC power FETs for high-power performance, and breakthrough bi-directional GaN for motor drive and energy-storage applications.

GaNSafe Technology

Navitas has developed GaNSafe technology to ensure maximum protection against electrical overstress and electrostatic discharge, ensuring robust operation in critical applications. Its integrated circuits monitor operational parameters in real-time, facilitating smaller, more efficient power systems. 

GaNSense ICs

GaNSense ICs integrate sensing capabilities for real-time feedback and adaptive power management. This technology enables zero-current and zero-voltage switching, reducing switching losses and enhancing system efficiency. GaNSense's self-protecting architecture also increases device and system reliability.

These innovations demonstrate Navitas's commitment to advancing power electronics for a sustainable and technologically advanced future.

Technical Presentations Schedule

Tuesday 27th February

  • "Reducing System Cost with GaN HEMTs in Motor Drive Applications" by Alfred Hesener, 8:55am, IS05.2.
  • "A High Density 400 W DC/DC Power Module with Integrated Planar Transformer and Half Bridge GaN IC" by Bin Li, 10:40am, PSTT02.6.
  • "An Optimisation Method for Planar Transformer Winding Losses in GaN Based Multi-Output Flyback Converter" by Xiucheng Huang, 11:40am, PSTT01.9.
  • "Electrify Our World" with Next-gen GaNFast and GeneSiC Power by Dan Kinzer, 3:45pm, exhibitor presentation, location: 101B.

Thursday 29th February

  • "SiC & Package Innovations in Power Modules," Stephen Oliver, Session Chair, 8:30am-11:20am, IS19.
  • "GaN Half-Bridge Power IC and AHB/Totem-Pole Topologies Enable 240W, 150cc, PD3.1 Solution with 95.5% Efficiency" by Tom Ribarich, 8:55am, PSTIS21.2.
  • "Emerging Applications for Power Electronics," Llew-Vaughan-Edmunds, Session Chair, 1:30pm-3:10pm, IS27.
  • "High-Voltage SiC Optimised for Megawatt Charging in EV Long-haul Trucking" by Stephen Oliver and Llew Vaughan-Edmunds, 2:20pm, IS27-3.

Career Opportunities

From Los Angeles to Shanghai, careers at Navitas span cutting-edge IC design and innovative applications engineering to pioneering research and ensuring customer success and revenue growth. Meet the experts and join the team on Tuesday, February 27, 1:30pm-5pm, Regency Ballroom ABC of the Hyatt Regency hotel, right next to the Long Beach Convention Center, with Shaun Sandera, Sr. Human Resources Manager

To schedule a meeting with the Navitas team, email, or select from the bookings calendars below:

Customer (Private Room):

Customer Meeting (On-Booth):

Press Meeting:

Alternatively, please stop by booth #1353 at APEC 2024 or explore more about Navitas' technologies on their website.

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By Jack Pollard

Jack has spent over a decade in media within the electronics industry and is extremely passionate about working with companies to create interesting and educational content, from podcasts and video to written articles for engineers and buyers.