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e2v, GaN Systems Ally to Supply GaN to Aerospace and Defense

04 October 2016

A master supply agreement between e2v, a supplier of high-reliability (hi-rel) semiconductors, and GaN Systems, a manufacturer of gallium nitride power transistors, establishes e2v as the global supplier of GaN Systems’ 100 V and 650 V hi-rel GaN transistor products and customer care for the aerospace and defense market.

e2v will utilize its infrastructure and 30 years of experience in this area to support the hi-rel market with GaN’s best-in-class and most reliable transistors and evaluation boards. e2v will offer state-of-the-art power- management solutions that respond directly to the hi-rel market’s growing SWaP (size, weight and power) demands.

Mont Taylor, vice president of business development at e2v, said in a statement, “Our A&D customers must increase system power density, while reducing size and weight. This global partnership with GaN Systems allows us to extend our A&D portfolio and offer new power technologies to meet these requirements.”

Larry Spaziani, vice president of sales and marketing at GaN Systems, said in a statement, “Power designers are routinely reducing the volume and weight of their systems by four to six times by using GaN transistors as a replacement for silicon devices. Partnering with e2v enables our solutions to reach, supply and support hundreds of A&D electronic systems designers. e2v’s heritage within the A&D market will allow us to extend the availability of our SWaP-conscious power solutions and give our A&D customers the specialist support they deserve.”

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