GaN power devices are entering mainstream consumer fast charger applications
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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.
Ezgi Dogmus, Technology & Market Analyst, Compound Semiconductors & Emerging Materials from Yole Développement
Elena Barbarini, Semiconductor Devices Department Director from System Plus Consulting
Nicolas Baron, Co-founder & CEO from KnowMade
Compound Semiconductor Service – Compound Research
The SiC power device market is driven by automotive, while the GaN power device market reaches its first milestone in the consumer market.