First Milestone for GaN Power Devices

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GaN power devices are entering mainstream consumer fast charger applications

2019 is certainly a remarkable year for the GaN power device market. GaN has been adopted in numerous after-market fast chargers by companies like Anker, Ravpower and Hyperjuice. GaN power devices also entered Oppo’s ‘inbox’ high-power fast chargers and Samsung’s accessory mobile fast chargers. In this context, Yole Développement predicts a market worth more than US$350M in 2024, posting a compound annual growth rate from 2018-2024 of 85%. This exciting news represents first milestone for GaN power devices, entering the high volume smartphone market. This is likely to be a real game-changer for the GaN power market.

The choice of substrate, epitaxy, gate design and packaging configuration are just some of the technical decisions that GaN companies are facing nowadays. All these solutions can have an impact on the performance and final cost of the devices.
The GaN HEMT market is very appealing and therefore evermore players are entering it. This lowers prices, which can make GaN devices a good competitor for the currently used silicon-based power switching transistors such as MOSFETs and IGBTs. Nevertheless, the technical outlook is not clear yet. Every manufacturer offers its own solution for die design and packaging integration. System Plus Consulting will present all these solutions and their impact on integration in consumer products.

Today, many companies are either joining the Power GaN market, have announced ambitions to do this, or have betrayed their intentions through their patent publications. Many firms have GaN power patenting activity, and a core set of strong companies, with strong technology and IP, are seeking to dominate the GaN power market in coming years. In this context, Knowmade has thoroughly investigated the patent landscape related to GaN-based technologies for power electronics applications and will share its results during this webcast.

How will the GaN power market evolve? Which technology will dominate, GaN-on-Sapphire or GaN-on-silicon? What about GaN device integration? And which company will earn the biggest slice of the market? Who are the current innovators in Power GaN? Who will have the best IP position in coming years?

Based on the latest analyses from Yole Développement, System Plus Consulting and KnowMade, this webcast aims to provide a comprehensive outlook for Power GaN. Gain a better understanding of this market by joining us and hearing different and complementary perspectives on the market, technology, costs, and IP positioning.

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Speakers

  • Ezgi Dogmus

    Technology & Market Analyst, Compound Semiconductors & Emerging Materials at Yole Développement

  • Elena Barbarini

    Head of Department Devices at System Plus Consulting

  • Nicolas Baron

    Co-founder & CEO at KnowMade

  • David Jourdan (Moderator)

    Sales Coordination & Customer Service at Yole Développement

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Yole Développement

Founded in 1998, Yole Développement, the “More than Moore” market research & strategy consulting company has grown to become a group of companies providing marketing, technology and strategy consulting, media in addition to corporate finance services. Yole Développement group provides market research, technology analysis, strategy consulting, targeted media, and financial advisory services. We have a global vision and customer base… The “More than Moore” company Yole and its partners System Plus Consulting, Blumorpho, PISEO and KnowMade support industrial companies, investors and R&D organizations worldwide to help them understand markets and follow technology trends to develop their business… Our fields of expertise: MEMS & Sensors – Imaging – Medical Technologies – Compound Semiconductors – RF Electronics – Solid State Lighting – Displays – Photonics – Power Electronics – Batteries & Energy Management – Advanced Packaging – Semiconductor Manufacturing – Software & Computing – Memory and more…

System Plus Consulting specializes in the cost analysis of electronics, from semiconductor devices to electronic systems. Created more than 20 years ago, System Plus Consulting has developed a complete range of services, costing tools and reports to deliver in-depth production cost studies and estimate the objective selling price of a product. System Plus Consulting engineers are experts in:
Integrated Circuits – Power Devices & Modules – MEMS & Sensors – Photonics – LED – Imaging – Display – Packaging – Electronic Boards & Systems.
Through hundreds of analyses performed each year, System Plus Consulting offers deep added-value reports to help its customers understand their production processes and determine production costs. Based on System Plus Consulting’s results, manufacturers are able to compare their production costs to those of competitors. System Plus Consulting is a sister company of Yole Développement.

Knowmade is a Technology Intelligence and IP Strategy consulting company specialized in analysis of patents and scientific information. The company supports R&D organizations, industrial companies and investors in their business development by helping them to understand their IP environment and follow technology trends. Knowmade is involved in Compound Semiconductors, Power Electronics, RF & Microwave Technologies, LED/OLED Lighting & Display, Photonics, Memories, MEMS & Sensors, Manufacturing & Advanced packaging, Batteries & Energy management, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Medical Imaging, Agri-Food & Environment.
Knowmade’s experts provide prior art search, patent landscape analysis, scientific literature analysis, patent valuation, IP due diligence and freedom-to-operate analysis. In parallel the company proposes litigation/licensing support, technology scouting and IP/technology watch service. Knowmade’s analysts combine their technical and patent expertise by using powerful analytics tools and proprietary methodologies to deliver relevant patent analyses and scientific reviews.

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