Gallium Nitride from Navitas Leads the Mobile Fast-Charger Revolution

April 02, 2020 by Paul Shepard

Navitas Semiconductor announced that over 50 GaNFast-enabled mobile fast-charging products and platforms are available, including top OEMs in mass-production with wall chargers ranging from 24W to 300W. Gallium Nitride (GaN) is a next-generation semiconductor technology that runs up to 20x faster than old, slow silicon (Si), and enables 3x more power, which translates to up to 3x faster and half the size and weight.

GaNFast chargers feature “USB-C” which means they can deliver enough power to fast-charge laptops and quickly and safely charge all other mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, headphones and VR-headsets. Using a single GaNFast charger for all your mobile devices saves time, weight and money.

“Customers from NVIDIA to Xiaomi have leveraged the high-speed capabilities of GaNFast power ICs to create the world’s smallest, thinnest and lightest power adapters and fast-chargers” explained Stephen Oliver, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing. “Accelerating beyond 50 fast-charger products and platforms is a significant achievement as it means that GaN is a trusted, mainstream technology and every OEM and ODM in the industry can move quickly to participate in the creation of a new GaNFast charger product category.”

Continued demand for more powerful smartphones, tablets and laptops with larger screens, larger batteries and 5G capability has created a multi-billion-dollar market for next-generation fast-chargers. Since 2018, millions of GaN chargers have been shipped by big name brands such as Samsung, Oppo, Xiaomi and Verizon plus an array of accessory providers including Belkin, Anker, Aukey, Ravpower and Baseus.

“As our fast production ramp continues, our long-term strategic relationships with key world-class suppliers TSMC, Amkor and Greatek are stronger than ever”, said Dan Kinzer, CTO and Chief Operating Officer, adding “We are very proud of our excellent quality track record with zero GaN-related field failures after shipping millions of units in the last 2 years.”