Navitas is pleased to congratulate Professor Emeritus Krishnan Ramu of Virginia Tech for his new book “Entrepreneurship in Power Semiconductor Devices, Power Electronics, and Electric Machines and Drive Systems”.

Gallium nitride (GaN) is a new, fast semiconductor material which is replacing old, slow silicon chips in power conversion and fast charging. This new technology provides an opportunity for dynamic and disruptive change in the power semiconductor industry.

Professor Krishnan’s book introduces basics and methodologies for the study of entrepreneurship in electrical and other engineering fields. Entrepreneurship is considered in three fields of electrical engineering: power semiconductor devices, power electronics and electric machines and drive systems, and their current practice.

Each field’s emerging applications, current and future market forecasts are introduced to understand the basis and need for emerging startups. Written for electrical engineering students and professionals, it includes practical discussion questions, exercise problems, team and class projects, to train students and assist professionals for future entrepreneurship endeavors.

Navitas is featured for both its breakthrough gallium nitride (GaN) technology and also for its dynamic, start-up organization. GaNFast power ICs integrate GaN power (FET) 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.

Navitas leads the fast-charging industry with over 120 patents and over 9 million GaNFast power ICs shipped with zero failures.