Prestigious EETimes ‘Silicon 100’ ranking recognizes gallium nitride (GaN) as key next-generation power technolog

DUBLIN, IRELAND –(PRWeb)— Navitas Semiconductor , the industry leader in gallium nitride (GaN) power ICs, announced its selection to the prestigious 2021 Electronic Engineering Times ‘Silicon 100’ company ranking, compiled and curated by veteran journalist Peter Clarke since its inception in 2004. Navitas exceeded selection criteria including technology, intended market, financial position and investment profile, maturity and executive leadership. EE Times has published the Silicon listing since 2004, and the latest list includes companies across a broad range of semiconductor categories that include analog & mixed-signal, wide-band gap materials, machine learning, quantum computing and wireless, among others. 

Gallium nitride (GaN) is a next-generation semiconductor technology that runs up to 20x faster than legacy silicon chips. Navitas’ proprietary GaN power ICs integrate GaN power (FET) and GaN drive plus control and protection in a single SMT package. These GaNFast power ICs become easy-to-use, high-speed, high-performance ‘digital-in, power-out’ building blocks and deliver up to 3x faster charging in half the size and weight, and with up to 40% energy savings compared with legacy silicon chips.

“Navitas has the next-gen technology, dramatic growth and long-term vision to make the select “Twelve to Delve” in-depth feature,” said Brian Santo, Editor in Chief of EETimes. “This short-list highlights companies from the Silicon 100 that have been making the news, or that we think are likely to do so in the future, and are illustrative of trends in the semiconductor and electronics industries. The Silicon 100 demonstrates the commitment of EE Times and its distinguished reporters to recognize the critical role that innovative companies play in technological progress.”

“Navitas is the only GaN Power IC company to be featured by EE Times, recognizing our monolithic, highly-integrated approach is leading the industry for next-generation power electronics solutions,” said Stephen Oliver, Navitas’ Vice-President Marketing and Investor Relations, adding “With over 135 OEM mobile fast chargers in production, over 20,000,000 GaN power ICs shipped and zero GaN-related field failures, Navitas has laid the critical performance, delivery and reliability foundation for expansion into a $13 billion GaN electrification opportunity that goes far beyond chargers and adapters, but also into data centers, renewable with a focus on solar, plus EV and the broader eMobility segments.”

About Navitas

Navitas Semiconductor Ltd. is the industry leader in gallium nitride (GaN) Power IC company, founded in 2014. Navitas has a strong and growing team of power semiconductor industry experts with industry-leading experience in materials, devices, IC design, applications, systems and marketing, plus a proven record of innovation with over 300 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 120 Navitas patents are issued or pending. As of May 1st, 2021, over 20 million GaNFast power ICs have been shipped with zero 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.”

About EE Times

Since 1973, Electronic Engineering Times has been delivering news and analysis geared for electrical engineers. Over the 50+ years since its founding, the electronics and publishing industries have gone through enormous changes, but EE Times remains committed to delivering content about technology, business and the profession that is accurate, insightful, useful and entertaining. EE Times offers design engineers and management executives news and analysis of the latest technologies and business developments in the global electronics industry. Award-winning journalists and subject matter experts strive to cover not just what happened today, but why it happened and how it transpired.


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