A major breakthrough: 1200V E-Mode GaN HEMTs

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A major breakthrough: 1200V E-Mode GaN HEMTs

GaNPower International Inc. (GPI) is proud to announce a major technological breakthrough in gallium nitride (GaN) power electronics.

GPI has succeeded in the design and tapeout of its first commercial E-mode GaN high mobility transistor (HEMT) rated at 1200V breakdown voltage. Our breakthrough was supported by on-wafer testing as indicated in Figures 1 and 2 and the typical threshold voltage was found to be around 1.4 volt.

The successful design enables GPI to apply GaN to a class of high voltage and high power systems requiring 1200V power device ratings. Such applications include solar inverter, UPS, three phase PFC, EV fast charger, motor drive and welding. Effort is underway to efficiently package the new 1200V device for convenient use in power switching systems. GPI wishes to acknowledge collaboration with and assistance by its joint venture partner GaNPower Semiconductor (Foshan, China) Ltd and Air Conditioner Division, Midea Group (China).

About GaNPower International Inc.

GaNPower International Inc. (GPI) is a Vancouver, Canada based private company with a focus on developing gallium nitride (GaN) based technology in power electronics. It was established by a group of professionals who believe that a sustainable future requires a responsible energy conversion solution and GaN material based power electronics holds the key to such a solution.

GPI founders have a combined experience of more than 100 years in design of semiconductor devices, power electronics systems and power ICs. It is our goal to provide world class products of GaN devices, GaN based power ICs and GaN related power system solutions to our customers for a greener future.

About Midea Group

Midea Group is a Chinese electrical appliance manufacturer, headquartered in Beijiao, Shunde, Foshan, Guangdong. As of 2013, the firm employs approximately 100,000 people in China and overseas across 21 manufacturing plants and 260 logistics centers across 200 countries. Midea Group is listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange since 2013. It has been listed on the Fortune Global 500 since July 2016. Midea produces wide ranges of lighting, water appliances, floor care, small kitchen appliances, laundry, large cooking appliances, and refrigeration appliances. It also has a long history in producing home and commercial solutions in air conditioning and heating (HVAC). In the summer of 2016, Midea made a highly publicized move to acquire German robotics company KUKA. It is the world’s largest producer of robots and appliances.

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