Transphorm to Feature High Voltage GaN in Production at APEC 2018

First Year of End Customer Product Releases Culminates with Unanticipated Applications, New Design Tools, and an On-site Quality + Reliability Expert Answering Your GaN Questions

GOLETA, Calif.--()--Transphorm Inc., the leader in the design and manufacturing of the highest reliability and only JEDEC and AEC-Q101 qualified high voltage (HV) Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductors, today revealed its 2018 Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) message: high quality and reliability (Q+R) GaN is in production.

“Our message is simple,” said Philip Zuk, Vice President, Technical Marketing, Transphorm. “After years of R&D, manufacturing excellence, and customer development, GaN has arrived, as evidenced by remarkable customer products harnessing its benefits. We have the diverse product portfolio, quality and reliability, production scale, and design tools to enable cross-market high-voltage applications requiring greater power efficiency. The momentum only increases from here.”

2017 marks the first year of HV GaN end product releases as Transphorm customers set new benchmarks in the broad industrial, PC gaming, and server industries. Demonstrating GaN’s impact with such products, Transphorm will equip APEC attendees with new information and design resources that reduce development time.

Additionally, attendees will have a first-ever opportunity to source the Q+R expert, an integral part of the team responsible for Transphorm earning JEDEC and AEC-Q101 qualifications. Check out Transphorm’s APEC 2018 [booth 947]:

Ask the Expert:

Questions? Concerns? Booth visitors can ask Ron Barr, Vice President of Quality, about GaN reliability, production readiness, and more.

Reference Design:

Prior to APEC, Transphorm will announce a key development platform that kick starts newcomers to GaN technology.

Education Session:

Philip Zuk details the reference design’s key features and design techniques for optimal performance.

Reference Designs Kick Start Reliable High-voltage GaN Application Development
Tuesday, March 6 @ 2:15pm-2:45pm
Room 214C

Evaluation Platforms:

3.3 kW Phase Shifted Full Bridge DC to DC converter for HV battery applications such as electric vehicle on-board chargers.

500 W and 800 W LLC DC to DC converters equipped with a 12 V output for applications such as server power supplies and other AC to DC merchant power supplies.

Co-located Partner:

Power supply manufacturer and early GaN innovator Telcodium again joins Transphorm to showcase new power building blocks intended to speed GaN development.

Customer Display:

See CORSAIR’s GaN-based AX1600i power supply unit up close and learn how GaN helped the company break its own industry-leading records for the PC gaming product.


Attendees will have a chance to win the CORSAIR high performance gaming PSU powered by Transphorm’s GaN.

Welcome to the GaN Revolution!

Transphorm designs, manufactures, and sells the highest performance, highest reliability GaN semiconductors for high-voltage power applications. Holding one of the largest patent portfolios (1000+ issued/pending), Transphorm produces the only JEDEC and AEC-Q101 qualified GaN FETs. This is due to a vertically-integrated business approach that enables innovation at every development stage: design, fabrication, device, application support. Transphorm: moving power electronics beyond Silicon limits.


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Heather Ailara, 845.424.6341


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Heather Ailara, 845.424.6341