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Nexperia and United Automotive Electronic Systems Co., Ltd. Agree Comprehensive Partnership for Gallium Nitride

Nexperia, the expert in essential semiconductors, has announced a
comprehensive partnership covering gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductor
devices with United Automotive Electronic Systems Co., Ltd. (UAES). The
program will focus on power systems for EVs, with the aim to jointly develop
automotive applications using GaN technology.

The electrification of cars, the increasing high power requirements of
telecommunication equipment for 5G and the rise of Industry 4.0 require
power conversion efficiencies for which GaN is expected to become the
mainstream technology. These trends underpin the growing demand for power
semiconductors in 2021 and beyond. UAES has already started using Nexperia
GaN FETs in R&D and collaborative projects including vehicle-mounted
chargers and high-voltage DC-to-DC converters for electric cars. Nexperia’s
GaN technology has extremely good figures of merit (RDS(on) x QGD) and
reverse recovery charge (Qrr) metrics that support high switching
frequencies and efficient power conversion. Nexperia produces GaN based on
mature and reliable mass production techniques, largely in its own global
production facilities, to manufacture products according to automotive
AEC-Q101 standards.

UAES provides car manufacturers with advanced and comprehensive automotive
powertrain and body control system solutions. It specializes in the
development, production, and sales of gasoline engine management systems,
transmission control systems, vehicle body electronics, and hybrid and
electric drive control systems. Its five technology centers in China have
world-class laboratories for entire vehicles, engines, automatic
transmissions, and electric drive performance development. The advanced
equipment effectively provides high-quality engineering services including
system development, component development, and calibration for various
Chinese car manufacturers.

Paul Zhang, SVP Sales & Marketing and General Manager, Nexperia, China
comments: “The power density and efficiency of silicon-based GaN
field-effect transistors will play key roles in the electrification of cars.
We recognize the broad offering, industry position, and customer basis that
UAES has in the automotive industry and we believe that our intensified
collaboration in GaN will help both companies to deliver more advanced and
efficient EV power system solutions to our customers. Earlier this month, we
announced an increase in global production and R&D investment to fully
support new product development. We intend to expand our investments and
jointly to create a laboratory to develop automotive GaN technology
applications.”

A senior management spokesperson at UAES states: “We are pleased to work
with Nexperia on the development of innovative EV vehicle power system
solutions based on GaN technology. Nexperia is a leading semiconductor
supplier for automotive applications. This partnership will help us reduce
the number of devices used, reduce costs, increase power density, and
increase the reliability and effectiveness of the entire system.”

For more information on Nexperia GaN FETs, please visit:
https://www.nexperia.com/gan-fets

About Nexperia
Nexperia is a leading expert in the high-volume production of essential
semiconductors, components that are required by every electronic design in
the world. The company’s extensive portfolio includes diodes, bipolar
transistors, ESD protection devices, MOSFETs, GaN FETs and analog & logic
ICs. Headquartered in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Nexperia annually ships
more than 90 billion products, meeting automotive standards. These products
are recognized as benchmarks in efficiency – in process, size, power and
performance – with industry-leading small packages that save valuable energy
and space.

With decades of experience in supplying to the world’s leading companies,
Nexperia has over 12,000 employees across Asia, Europe and the US. Nexperia
is a subsidiary of Wingtech Technology Co., Ltd. (600745.SS). The company
has an extensive IP portfolio and has received IATF 16949, ISO 9001, ISO
14001, and OHSAS 18001 certification.

About United Automotive Electronic Systems Co., Ltd.
United Automotive Electronic Systems Co., Ltd. (UAES) was established in
1995 by Zhonglian Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd. and Robert Bosch GmbH as
their joint venture in China. The company specializes in the development,
production, and sales of gasoline engine management systems, transmission
control systems, vehicle body electronics, and hybrid and electric drive
control systems. In 2020, the company achieved a revenue of RMB 23.2 billion
and had approximately 8,461 employees.

The company’s head office is located in Pudong District, Shanghai. It has
production sites in Shanghai, Wuxi, Xi’an, Wuhu, Liuzhou, and Taicang, and
technology centers in Shanghai, Chongqing, Wuhu, Liuzhou and Suzhou. The
company effectively integrates local advantages and world-leading
technologies to provide domestic automobile manufacturers with high-quality
products and services, and provide technical support for increasingly
rigorous regulatory requirements.

With local R&D and production capacity, UAES is committed to providing
customers with advanced and comprehensive automotive powertrain and body
control system solutions. It also actively makes contributions to energy
conservation and environmental protection.

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