EPC Addresses Global GaN Power Management Product Demand; Leverages Digi-Key for Global Distribution

Untitled1Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation has announced new inventory of Gallium Nitride (GaN) power management products, available for immediate shipment as part of an exclusive global distribution agreement with Efficient Power Conversion (EPC).

EPC is the leader in enhancement mode Gallium Nitride based power management devices. EPC was the first to introduce enhancement-mode Gallium-Nitride-on-Silicon (eGaN) FETs as power MOSFET replacements in applications such as point-of-load converters, Power over Ethernet (PoE), server and computer DC-DC converters, LED lighting, cell phones, RF transmission, solar micro-inverters, and class-D audio amplifiers with device performance many times greater than the best silicon power MOSFETs.

“Gallium Nitride shows tremendous promise within the semiconductor space, as the power density benefits over silicon provide a unique opportunity for designers,” said Mark Zack, vice president, global semiconductor product at Digi-Key. “For the past three years, Digi-Key has partnered with EPC as the exclusive distributor of their GaN power management products. Through this joint venture, both companies are well positioned to continue to provide innovative GaN power management solutions and we are excited for the future of this exclusive partnership.”

New eGaN products are being released frequently, from the EPC2016 and EPC2018 power transistors, to the EPC9017 development board. In addition, EPC has released the EPC800x family of high-speed, high performance products that are blurring the line between Power and RF Transistors. For designers interested in evaluating the new EPC800x family of devices, EPC has released the EPC9027 development board, which features the EPC8007 device and the LM5113 gate driver IC in a half bridge configuration. In addition, EPC will be participating in a Google Hangout with Digi-Key on October 11 where they will be discussing their newest additions.