GaN Systems, a developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, has announced that Julian Styles, Director of Business Development USA, has been elected to the Board of the Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC), the US industry consortium of suppliers, OEMS, stakeholders and research companies committed to accelerating development and growth of power electronics in the US. PEIC’s aim is to increase investment in manufacturing capabilities and advance innovation in power electronics in the US as energy efficiency becomes ever more important globally.
“We are thrilled that GaN Systems has joined PEIC’s Board of Directors,” said PEIC Board President, Mark Bellinger. “Julian’s expertise is extremely valuable and he will certainly be a great addition to the Board.”
GaN Systems has developed a range of gallium nitride power switching products based on its proprietary Island Technology. The company’s devices overcome the limitations of traditional silicon semiconductors, offering far greater efficiency in power conversion applications such as solar, wind, smart-grid, electric and hybrid vehicles and power supply applications. GaN Systems has recently announced its products will be widely commercially available this year.
“Innovative semiconductor companies like GaN Systems succeed best when they are part of a thriving power electronics ecosystem. We are very impressed with PEIC’s efforts to build and strengthen this ecosystem in the USA, and are delighted to be able to get involved,” said Styles.