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Transphorm to Present Industry Sessions on GaN at APEC 2014

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Transphorm to Present Industry Sessions on GaN at APEC 2014

Press release date: February 28, 2014

Leading GaN (Gallium Nitride) innovator to offer an update on energy-efficient and compact power conversion technology; one presentation addresses long-term reliability of GaN devices, the other deals with the impact of high-frequency switching on magnetic devices.

GOLETA, Calif. — Transphorm Inc. today announced that it will present two "Industry Sessions" presentations at APEC 2014. Firmly establishing itself at the forefront of GaN (Gallium Nitride) technology, Transphorm introduced the first – and only – 600V JEDEC-qualified GaN-on-Silicon HEMTs (high electron mobility transistors) at last year's APEC show. At the upcoming APEC 2014 conference, experts from Transphorm will present an update on growing industry acceptance of GaN, along with proof of the significant advantages of using this technology for power conversion designs in actual implementations.

Both Transphorm presentations will take place on Thursday, March 20, 2014. The first session (IS2-4-2), authored by Drs. Kurt Smith and YiFeng Wu of Transphorm, is titled: "Moving Beyond Qualification to Verify the Long-Term Reliability of GaN Devices," and will take place during the Industry Sessions on "Wide Band Gap Devices" from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The second session (IS2-5-3), by Transphorm's YiFeng Wu, will be: "A GaN Speaker, What He Needs." This presentation is scheduled during the 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Industry Sessions on "How are Magnetics Catching up to SiC & GaN."

APEC's highly popular Industry Sessions presentations are solicited from leaders in the power electronics industry and are geared to address topics of current interest – particularly the impact of emerging technologies on today's designs. Unlike APEC's General Session papers, Industry Sessions presentations are not published in the Conference Proceedings and will only be made available to session attendees.

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About Transphorm
Transphorm is redefining electric power conversion, providing cost-competitive and easy-to-embed power conversion devices and modules that reduce costly energy loss by up to 90 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 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 application-specific power modules and paves the way for the next generation of electrical systems designed for optimal efficiency. To learn more about Transphorm, visit

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Primit Parikh
Transphorm Inc.     


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