GaN Systems Inc.

GaN Systems Inc.

July 24, 2012 08:30 ET

GaN Systems and Converter Technology Partner to Deliver Application Support for Advanced Power Control and Conversion GaN Applications

Solutions to Provide New Gallium Nitride Power Switching Applications

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 24, 2012) - GaN Systems Inc. ("GaN Systems" or the "Company") a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, and Converter Technology Ltd. ("Converter Technology"), a U.K.- based company that provides design consultancy and hardware prototyping services, today announced a joint strategic agreement to advance adoption of new GaN applications. Under the terms of the agreement, the companies will work directly to develop application notes, reference designs, training material and cutting edge technology demonstrators to accelerate the commercialization of GaN Systems' unique technology.

Working with customers, new applications will be developed where the performance of GaN Systems' switches and solutions will deliver maximum impact. To support the adoption of the new applications, GaN Systems and Converter Technology will promote industry engagement, and demonstrate key benefits to GaN Systems' customers. The engagement will further accelerate the adoption of GaN System's technology into the next generation of power conversion systems in a power devices market worth $14 billion.

The Company's patented power switch technology promises new levels of performance with unparalleled advantages of size, weight, cost and efficiency. Converter Technology, with its team's technical expertise and global relationships, is widely considered a leading facilitator of groundbreaking technology into high volume production across a wide range of end user applications.

"Converter Technology and GaN Systems share a passion to advance the state of the art in power control and conversion applications," said Geoff Haynes, VP Business Development of GaN Systems. "Working with the Converter Technology team and directly with Dr. Mosely, we are keen to give our customers expert technical support and best-in-class system level solutions. Dr. Mosely's deep roots in power system design, his strong customer relationships and the company's excellent test and analysis capabilities make this an ideal catalyst to accelerate the adoption of GaN power switches. We expect this relationship to become a model for local customer support for our components across the globe."

Added Dr. Iain Mosely, Technical Director of Converter Technology, "We are delighted to be working closely with GaN Systems to provide expert design support and cutting edge technology demonstrators. The remarkable performance level available from GaN Systems' technology presents an ideal opportunity to push the limits in power conversion and we look forward to demonstrating what can be achieved in real world customer designs."

About GaN Systems

GaN Systems provides power switching semiconductors based on its Cool SwitchingTM platform - a unique, island-based technology with a heritage of over 14 years of gallium nitride innovation. The Company's line of highly efficient, low-loss diodes, transistors, integrated systems and its patented gallium nitride designs address the limitations of silicon power conversion approaches. For the first time, compound semiconductor devices will be cost competitive with silicon devices, enabling future power conversion products that will be more energy efficient, lower cost, and lighter weight. For cleantech applications, GaN Systems' technology offers improved economics - through reduced energy conversion losses and increased power production - enabling feasible solutions to the global energy crisis. For more information, please visit

About Converter Technology

Formed in 2006, Converter Technology provides class-leading design consultancy and hardware prototyping services for many areas of power electronic design. Through a combination of expert design techniques and use of latest semiconductor technology, the company meets customers' project specifications at minimal solution bill of material cost. For more information, please visit

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