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Gallium Nitride (GaN) is creating an innovative shift throughout the power electronics world. For decades silicon-based semiconductors have been the leaders in converting energy to power, but we are now are now reaching the limit on how much silicon can do. GaN is on the rise to replace silicon as the backbone of power electronics especially in the automotive world for electric vehicles. GaN is meeting the growing needs with better power systems efficiency, performance and systems cost. This session will cover the technical aspects of how GaN is more efficient and will continue with a discussion about which specific applications can benefit from GaN along with some of the challenges the technology is facing.
Paul Wiener is GaN Systems' Vice President of Strategic Marketing. Prior to joining GaN Systems, Paul led the power magnetics business unit at Eaton. Paul brings more than 25 years' experience in operations, sales and marketing, and business development. His experience includes vice president of sales at Fultec Semiconductor Inc. and several management roles at Genoa, BroadLogic, and Raychem. Paul earned his MBA from Golden Gate University and his bachelor's degree in business from the University of California at Berkeley.