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Feb 28th, 2013
Transphorm enables the world’s first GaN-based high power converter
Transphorm Inc. announced at the 2013 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit that its novel 600V Gallium Nitride (GaN) module has enabled the world’s first GaN-based high power converter.
Transphorm will demonstrate the product built with its customer-partner Yaskawa Electric, Japan at the upcoming APEC 2013 industry conference. The announcement underscores the significant technical and commercial progress that Transphorm has made since being awarded ARPA-E funding in 2011,to reduce the vast amount of electric power waste globally. Yaskawa’s product, a 4.5kW PV power conditioner, is powered by Transphorm’sTM 600VGaN half-bridge modules, which has enabled it to achieve several industry firsts:
“By teaming with Transphorm, Yaskawa is again the technology leader in introducing new technologies into the market place with tremendous benefits to customers and society” said Tatsuya Yamada , General Manager Environment&Energy Business Div. Drives Division of Yaskawa Electric. Transphorm’s efficient, compact, and easy-to-embed solutions simplify the design and manufacturing of a wide variety of electrical systems and devices, including power supplies and adapters, PV Inverters for solar panels, motor drives and power conversion for electric vehicles. Transphorm’s proprietary EZ-GaNTM platform can reduce power system size, increase energy density and deliver high efficiencies across the grid. For customers looking for a low-risk roadmap to the next generation of power conversion technology, EZGaNTM provides a cost-effective, customizable and easy-to-use solution ready for commercial scale. For more information about Transphorm, visit www.transphormusa.com.
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