Advantages Of GaN Transistors For Electric And Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles (Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing. Europe 2016)

Mr Luc Van de Perre, Director of Sales, EMEA


Europe 2016 Presentation - Transphorm*
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Presentation Summary

600V GaN (Gallium Nitride) power transistors and modules make it possible to create smaller, lighter and more efficient power supplies for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. These are all attributes that will contribute to increased driving distance, simplified power and cooling designs and reduced system cost. Transphorm is the market leader in production qualified high voltage power GaN devices and is bringing this disruptive technology to the automotive market.

Speaker Biography (Luc Van de Perre)

Luc Van de Perre is the director of sales EMEA at Transphorm. In this role, he is responsible for all sales and business development activities in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Mr. Van de Perre has more than 20 years experience in the power semiconductor industry. Prior to Transphorm, he held various business development, marketing and sales management positions at EpiGaN, Intersil, Aivaka, Volterra and National Semiconductor.
Mr. Van de Perre holds a masters degree in business from Santa Clara University, California, a masters degree in electronics from the KUL University in Leuven, Belgium and a bachelors degree in electrical engineering from the KIHK University in Geel, Belgium.

Company Profile (Transphorm)

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Transphorm is redefining electric power conversion, providing cost‐competitive and easy‐to‐embed power conversion devices and modules that reduce costly energy loss by more than 40% 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 power devices and modules that pave the way for the next generation of electrical systems designed for optimal efficiency.
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