EVTECH Positive on Next-Gen GaN Semiconductor for EV to Improve Performance, Efficiency
and Reliability of their Automotive
GaNFast Power ICs are the Future in EV
Navitas Semiconductor, the industry-leader in GaN power ICs, announce EVTECH’s commitment to new GaN power ICs for next-generation fast chargers. EVTECH are a leading supplier of automotive on-board chargers (OBC) and higher power off-board chargers, with customers including Volkswagen, NIO, GAC, Great Wall Motors, Renault-Nissan, SAIC and Xpeng.
EVTECH is working with Navitas on ways to develop new OBC and DC/DC technology platforms. In a powerful testimonial video, Jack (Dinggang) PING
(平定钢), EVTECH’s VP for research and development, highlights how Navitas’ GaNFast power ICs, with integrated GaN FET, GaN drive plus control and protection functions improve reliability and pave the way for the application of gallium nitride in vehicle power supplies.
A Powerful Opportunity for Automotive
Navitas estimates that GaN can accelerate the transition from legacy ICE vehicles to EV by 3 years, saving 20%/yr of road-sector CO2 emissions by 2050. The opportunity for GaN in EV is projected to be over $2.5B/yr by 2026. Gallium nitride (GaN) is a next-generation semiconductor technology that runs up to 20x faster than legacy silicon and enables up to 3x more power and 3x faster charging in half the size and weight. Navitas’ GaNFast™ power ICs integrate GaN power and drive plus protection and control to deliver simple, small, fast and efficient performance.
“EVTECH is at the forefront of EV charging and power conversion. We are very excited about our partnership with them for tier-1 automotive OEMs in China and worldwide. GaN improves the performance, efficiency and reliability of vehicle power while reducing size, weight and component count. A switch to GaN brings up to 3x faster charging and 70% energy savings, with 5% longer range or a $500 reduction in battery costs.”
Charles (YingJie) ZHA (查莹杰), VP and GM of Navitas China
“As a third-generation semiconductor technology, Navitas’ gallium nitride can significantly reduce the size of passive components by increasing the switching frequency, thereby reducing the system cost of vehicle power supplies. Integrated GaN improves reliability and paves the way for the application of GaN in vehicle power supplies. “
Zhejiang Fute Technology Co., Ltd. (EVTECH) was established in 2011 with a focus on vehicle power supplies for new energy vehicles, EVTECH’s mission is to provide innovative solutions for clean energy technologies. The company has become a leading supplier of automotive charging products including on-board chargers (OBC), DC-DC converters, integrated charger/DC-DC units (CDUs) and higher power off-board chargers. Customers include Volkswagen, NIO, GAC, Great Wall Motors, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, SAIC and Xpeng.
Navitas Semiconductor Limited is the industry leader in GaN power IC’s, founded in 2014. Navitas has a strong and growing team of power semiconductor industry experts with a combined 300 years of experience in materials, devices, applications, systems and marketing, plus a proven record of innovation with over 200 patents among its founders. GaN power ICs integrate GaN power with drive, control and protection to enable faster charging, higher power density and greater energy savings for mobile, consumer, enterprise, eMobility and new energy markets. Over 130 Navitas patents are issued or pending, and over 25 million GaNFast power ICs have been shipped with zero reported GaN field failures. On May 7th, 2021, Navitas announced plans to “Go Public at an Enterprise Value of $1.04 Billion via Live Oak II (NYSE: LOKB) SPAC Business Combination.