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GaN Systems has announced a strategic partnership with Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), a subsidiary of ASE Technology, to co-develop GaN power modules for the electric vehicle market.

As the electric vehicle shifts from using legacy silicon power transistors to the increased performance of GaN, power modules are also transitioning to meet the demands of low heat loss and superior voltage control in the power conversion process. GaN power modules enable higher efficiency, increased EV range, and increased EV performance.

« We have worked with GaN Systems for years and are impressed with the company’s leadership in high reliability, automotive-qualified GaN – an essential building block for EVs, » said JP Shi, USI’s SVP of strategic investment. « We look forward to building optimized and highly efficient modules that will be the cornerstone of best-in-class DC-DC converters, on-board chargers, and traction inverters. »

Source : GaN Systems, USI partner to accelerate GaN adoption in EVs