VisIC Technologies of Nes Ziona, Israel, a developer of efficient power electronics leveraging Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductors, announced that it closed a $10 million Series D round of financing led by a private investor. The company intends to capitalize on the growing demand for electric vehicles.
VisIC asserts that GaN power devices get the maximum performance out of high-power, high-voltage power conversion systems within hybrid and electric vehicles. The reduced size and weight as well as the improved efficiency and heat management of the onboard charger and the DC/DC converter using GaN power electronics contribute to faster charging and an extended driving range.
VisIC to Also Supply Gan Power Electronics for Telecom and Datacenters
Additionally, the company sees potential in supply GaN power electronics for high-performance power supplies for telecom systems and datacenters to enhance density and efficiency and significantly lower the electricity costs of the operators.
“GaN technology opens a new space in power electronics – from shifting the performance envelope up to the point of new topologies development. We are delighted to see VisIC offering specifically rugged GaN devices with negligible fast transient dynamic RDSon,” said Ivan Feno, principal power design engineer from Bel Power Solutions. “The insulated thermal pad is another welcome feature enabling the increase of the power stage reliability and density.”
Ivan Feno from Bel Power Solutions contends that ultimately, 1200V rated GaN devices could serve as an attractive alternative to the 1200V segment that silicon carbide (SiC) technology now dominates.
“With the new funding, we can expand our portfolio further to address more market segments. Furthermore, we will increase our technical support team to assist our growing worldwide customer base,” commented Tamara Baksht, VisIC Technologies’ founder and CEO.