GaN Systems semiconductors boost wireless charging capabilities

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GaN Systems, a developer of GaN (gallium nitride) power semiconductors, and PowerSphyr, which is working on wireless energy supply for industrial and automotive applications, have formed a collaboration to deliver a portfolio of end-to-end wireless power solutions, between 30W and 500W, for industrial and automotive applications worldwide. The partnership combines PowerSphyr’s power technology and GaN Systems’ semiconductors. For example, PowerSphyr is now implementing GaN Systems’ power semiconductors on the receiver of its wireless charging solution in addition to the transmitter.

“Our combined efforts will bring cutting-edge solutions, as well as comprehensive service and support, to our industrial and automotive clients,” said Will Wright, CEO of PowerSphyr. “GaN Systems and PowerSphyr are aligned around our strategic vision to pioneer new and advanced wireless charging solutions. By partnering with GaN Systems, with their proven ability to rapidly deliver a comprehensive portfolio of best-in-class GaN power semiconductors, and PowerSphyr’s expertise in wireless power system design, we will enter a new stage of wireless power.”

GaN-based wireless power solutions enable higher device placement, spatial freedom, and more extensive air gaps between transmitter and receiver. GaN transistors are optimal for maximizing efficiency in applications from 30W up to several kilowatts – far more significant than what is possible with traditional silicon solutions.

“Our expertise in GaN power semiconductors combined with PowerSphyr’s proven portfolio of wireless power technologies is changing the game in wireless power charging,” added Jim Witham, CEO of GaN Systems. “Today’s announcement is pivotal as industrial and automotive customers can get high-performance wireless charging technologies powered by GaN and a full suite of service and support offerings. This will accelerate our customers’ momentum, ease of use and time-to-market.”

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