We have come to a point where the electronic design industry has finally accepted that wide-bandgap devices are available and cost-effective when deployed properly. Now the focus is shifting from the promise of Gallium Nitride (GaN) to the reality of the products enabled by it. Although available in the latest SMT packages, GaN-based devices are also available in legacy formats like TO-220 and TO-247.
In this podcast Alix talks to Philip Zuk, VP of technical marketing at Transphorm, about the current state of the market on GaN and his perspective on the application spaces that can benefit from it. Transphorm published a complete set of Q+R data, including Early Lifetime [ELF], Field Reliability, and FIT rates, aligned with those of more mature technologies.