OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 18, 2012) - GaN Systems Inc, ("GaN Systems" or the "Company"), a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, announced today the opening of a new office located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The company has appointed Mr. Julian Styles, as Director of Business Development, to lead business development in the United States. This expansion in the U.S. will aid the company in continuing to impact key industries, like manufacturing and automotive, where the need for clean technology power conversion applications continue to grow. GaN Systems' head office is currently located in Ottawa, Canada.
"We're excited to better serve our clients in the U.S. with the addition of an experienced, well versed executive in the electronic and automotive sectors," said Girvan Patterson, chief executive officer of GaN Systems. "We have worked hard to develop viable, effective GaN applications, including making hybrid and all electric vehicles cost effective. Julian's broad experience and strong technical background including electric vehicle and grid systems, will complement the existing team to meet the needs of a growing company, like ours."
An experienced executive with over 20 years' track record of helping international companies bring new technologies to market, Julian most recently led US/Swedish company Movimento Group's successful entry into knowledge management for advanced automotive infotainment systems. Previously he helped lead electronics company Pi Shurlok (now Pi Innovo) to rapid growth in the US, based around innovative products for the automotive, transport and aviation industries.
About GaN Systems
GaN Systems provides power switching semiconductors based on its Cool Switchingä 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 www.gansystems.com.