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‘Welcome to Planet Navitas!’ at APEC 2023

1st February 2023
Harry Fowle

Navitas to showcase how next-gen GaN and SiC power semis address a diverse $22bn a year market, with an exciting, informative in-person experience.

Navitas welcome visitors to ‘Planet Navitas’ – an immediate implementation of tomorrow’s sustainable, achievable, everyday world - at APEC 2023.

Since its inception in 1985, the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) has become a premier event in power electronics, with high-calibre, peer-reviewed technical content from industry and academia. The APEC 2016 keynote by Dan Kinzer, COO/CTO and Co-founder, was the public debut for start-up Navitas and GaNFast power ICs.

Following the mission to ‘Electrify our World’, the ‘Planet Navitas’ exhibition booth invites visitors to discover how next-gen GaN and SiC technology enables the latest solutions for fully electrified housing, transportation, and industry. Examples range from TV power to home-appliance motors and compressors, EV charging, solar/micro-grid installations, and on to data centre power systems. Each example highlights end-user benefits, such as increased portability, longer range, faster charging, and grid independence, plus a focus on how low-carbon-footprint GaN and SiC technology can save over 6Gt a year of CO2 emissions by 2050.

“APEC is a significant event in the power industry calendar, with an intense schedule of customer discussions on new technologies and systems,” said Mr. Kinzer. “Complementary GaNFast and GeneSiC portfolios, with comprehensive, application-specific system design support accelerates customer time-to-market with sustainable performance advantages. ‘Planet Navitas’ represents the very real, inspiring implementation of GaN & SiC across the vast $22bn a year market opportunity.”

APEC 2023 will take place at the Orange County Convention Centre, Orlando, with the exhibition running from 20th – 22nd March. ‘Planet Navitas’ is featured at booth #516.

Technical presentations:

Tuesday 21st March
  • ‘Other Perspectives of Power Electronics - Markets, Society and Policies’ 8:30 AM, ETIS06, Stephen Oliver, VP Corp. Mktg. & IR (session chair)
  • ‘The Past, Present, and Future of Current Sensing’ 9:45 AM, ETIS06.4, John Stevens, Dir. Business Development
  • ‘Sustainability Benefits of GaNFast Power ICs’ 10:40 AM ETIS06.5, Anthony Schiro, VP Quality
Wednesday 22nd March
  • ‘Integrated WBG Semiconductors - Enhancing Power Density and Reducing Part Count’ 8:30 AM, ETIS08, Llew Vaughan-Edmunds, Sr. Dir. Mktg. (session chair)
  • ‘An Ultra-High Efficiency High Power Density 140W PD3.1 AC-DC Adapter Using GaN Power ICs’ 2:30 PM, T23.4, Xiucheng Huang, Sr. Dir. Applications / Nabil Akel, Sr. Staff Applications Engineer
Thursday 23rd March
  • ‘New GaNSense Half-Bridge IC Enables Next Gen High-Frequency, High-Efficiency, High-Density Topologies’ 9:45 AM, ETIS19.4, Tom Ribarich, Sr. Dir. Strategic Marketing

Exhibitor seminars (date/time to be confirmed):

  • ‘GeneSiC: Efficient 800V Charging and Conversion with No-compromise Trench-Assisted Planar Gate SiC’ Dr. Ranbir Singh, EVP SiC Business
  • ‘GaNFast: The Next-Gen Revolution – 5 Years and More of GaN Power ICs’ Stephen Oliver, VP Corp. Mktg. & IR

Student job fair:

From Los Angeles to Shanghai, careers at Navitas span IC design and applications engineering to pioneering research and ensuring customer success and revenue growth. Meet the experts and join the team!

  • Tuesday 21st, 1:30 - 5:00 PM, Hall W3, Shaun Sandera, Sr. Human Resources Manager

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