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Transphorm Expands Distribution Channels: Products are Now Available in Europe through HY-LINE Power Components

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Transphorm Inc
115 Castilian Drive
Goleta, CA, 93117
USA



Press release date: May 20, 2014

European distributor will now offer Transphorm 600 Volt GaN HEMT devices

GOLETA, Calif., – Transphorm Inc. today announced that it has completed a distribution agreement with HY-LINE Power Components GmbH to stock and distribute its family of 600 Volt GaN high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) in Central Europe. HY-Line's technical expertise will support the growing demand for JEDEC-qualified 600 Volt GaN products that have now grown to the level requiring an expanding sales channel to respond to opportunities, specifically in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Transphorm has established worldwide leadership in providing GaN-based power conversion solutions for power supplies and adapters, motor drives, solar inverters and electric vehicles.

"HY-LINE is specialized in offering cutting-edge, energy-saving technology. Transphorm's technical leadership in the emerging GaN technology, including, to-date, being able to offer production volume of 600 Volt GaN-on-Silicon HEMTs, has moved GaN from potential to practical use in high-efficiency power conversion systems," said Jochen Krause, HY-Lines' CEO. "We're pleased that this distribution agreement with Transphorm will allow us to offer these unique products to customers in Central Europe who require the power savings that only GaN can achieve."

"We selected HY-LINE Power Components based upon their technical expertise and ability to both create and support demand in the rapidly growing segment of the power conversion market," said Transphorm's VP of Sales, Bret Daniels. "With the completion of qualification last year, Transphorm's GaN devices have moved from advanced engineering research into product design and production, which makes this the right time to expand into distribution.  We look forward to working with HY-LINE to service our growing sales demand."

Transphorm's power conversion solutions, based on its proprietary EZ-GaN™ platform, reduce power system size, increase energy density and deliver high efficiencies across the grid. For manufacturers looking for a low-risk roadmap to the next generation of power conversion technology, EZ-GaN™ provides a cost-effective, customizable and easy-to-use solution ready for commercial scale.

About Transphorm
Transphorm is redefining electric power conversion, providing easy-to-embed Gallium Nitride power conversion devices and modules that reduce costly energy loss by over 50 percent, and simplify the design and manufacturing of motor drives, power supplies and inverters for solar panels and electric vehicles. From material technology and device fabrication to circuit design and module assembly, Transphorm designs and delivers its EZ-GaN™ power conversion devices and modules to meet the needs of global customers. By creating an ecosystem of electrical systems manufacturers Powered by Transphorm™, the company accelerates the adoption of power devices and modules that pave the way for the next generation of electrical systems designed for optimal efficiency.

To learn more about Transphorm, please visit www.transphormusa.com.

About HY-LINE Power Components
HY-LINE Power Components is a specialized distributor offering component and application support from early development till production stage with systems, modules and components for power supplies, power conversion and power electronics: Advanced solutions that make power products rugged, reliable, cost efficient and easy to develop for industrial electronics, especially in telecom, railway, aviation and space, military, wireless, medical, automation and process and control technology.

Media Contacts:

Bret Daniels, VP Sales
Transphorm, Inc
805.456.1300
bret.daniels@transphormusa.com

Wolf-Dieter Roth, PR & Marcom
HY-LINE Power Components Vertriebs GmbH
+49 89 614 503 522
w-roth@hy-line.de

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