Navitas Semiconductor Expands Investment in China Market

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Navitas shows a full commitment to GaN growth in China.

Navitas Semiconductor today announced significant expansion in the China market which includes the opening of a Shenzhen sales office & applications lab plus a new China distributor, WT Microelectronics. This investment and cooperation will significantly accelerate GaNFast power IC penetration into the RMB200B power semiconductor market.

The world’s first GaNFast™ power ICs enable simultaneous MHz-frequency and highest-efficiency operation. These advances translate to smaller, lighter, lower system cost power conversion in mobile fast chargers and adapters, LED TVs, EV/Hybrid, LED lighting and new energy solutions.

The new Navitas office is located in the Nanshan District, with easy access to customers in Shenzhen and Dongguan plus high-speed rail and airport links (Shenzhen and Hong Kong).

“The opening of our first China sales office, with dedicated engineers and a fully-equipped application lab, is a big milestone for Navitas and is key to support our China customers and accelerate their time-to-market with best-in-class products”, explained Charles Zha, Navitas Senior Director of China Sales. “From sponsoring the Power Supply Society Conference ‘17 conference in Shanghai in November’17 through to the PEAC’18 conference in November ’18 in Shenzhen, plus a growing network of field and factory applications engineers, Navitas shows a full commitment to GaN growth in China.”

In addition, Navitas has signed a new distribution partnership agreement in China with WT Microelectronics, to support rapid expansion of their business throughout China.

“WT is very excited to partner with Navitas in the creation of a new class of GaN IC-based power systems. The China opportunity is extraordinary and WT has the line card, experience and customer relationships to exploit it fully”, explained WT’s China General Manager, James Wen. “Partnering with Navitas gives WT a significant boost to grow in mobile fast-charger, adapter, TV and higher power applications”, he added.

About Navitas:

Navitas Semiconductor Inc is the world’s first and only GaN Power IC company, founded in 2014 and based in El Segundo, CA, USA. Navitas has a strong and growing team of power semiconductor industry experts with a combined 200 years of experience in materials, devices, applications, systems and marketing, plus a proven record of innovation with over 200 patents among its founders. A proprietary process design kit monolithically integrates the highest performance GaN FETs with GaN logic and GaN analog circuits. Navitas GaNFast Power ICs enable smaller, higher energy efficient and lower cost power for mobile, consumer, enterprise and new energy markets – over 35 Navitas patents are granted or pending.

About WT Microelectronics:

Established in 1993, WT Microelectronics is a leading professional service provider focusing on the global semiconductor distribution industry. By providing superior supply chain management services to both vendors and customers, WT has successfully positioned itself as a pivotal liaison, bridging upstream and downstream partners. WT has over 60 global leading semiconductor partners and provides services to over 8,000 quality customers, in various fields including communication, computing, consumer electronics, industry & instrument, IoT, and automotive. WT’s sales for 2016 were NT$144.1B, around USD $5B.

Navitas Semiconductor, GaNFast and the Navitas logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Navitas Semiconductor, Inc. All other brands, product names and marks are or may be trademarks or registered trademarks used to identify products or services of their respective owners.

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