Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announced the opening of an Applications Center in Blacksburg, Virginia. The new center will support research and development for the applications of gallium nitride (GaN) transistors and ICs. EPC says that in addition to traditional field effect transistors (FETs) and IC power conversion applications, GaN technology has enabled emerging applications including envelope tracking, LiDAR for autonomous vehicles, wireless power transfer, and high bandwidth 4G and 5G communications.
To support the opening of the new center, Suvankar Biswas, Ph.D. has been appointed to serve as the senior applications engineer. Dr. Biswas has experience working with converter topology for integration of photovoltaic modules, grid-tied inverters, and storage. Also, Suvankar has research experience in integrating the harvested power of mobile devices, power delivery architecture in mobile platforms, and plug-in hybrid vehicles and their Smart Grid connectivity.
“The opening of the Blacksburg Applications Center is an important component of our continuous efforts to focus on customer partnerships when designing eGaN technology-based solutions and demonstrating eGaN transistors’ superior performance over MOSFETs and LDMOS. We are very pleased to have Dr. Biswas joining us at this time of widespread, fast-growing adoption of gallium nitride-based solutions,” said Alex Lidow, CEO and co-founder of Efficient Power Conversion Corporation.
EPC also reported that it has several career opportunities available with the details on the company’s career page.