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CAMBRIDGE GaN DEVICES SIGNS MoU WITH ITRI COVERING GaN-BASED POWER SUPPLY DEVELOPMENT

Cambridge GaN Devices (CGD), the fabless, clean-tech semiconductor company,
dedicating to develop energy-efficient GaN-based power devices that make
greener electronics possible, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan to solidify a
partnership in developing high performance GaN solutions for USB-PD
adaptors. The MoU also covers the sharing of domestic and international
market information, joint visits to potential customers and promotion.

ANDREA BRICCONI | CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER, CGD
“We are excited to partner with ITRI, an organization with a power solution
research team that is very experienced in developing power solutions and
holds many patents. We will be demonstrating some of their board designs at
our booth at the upcoming PCIM show in Nuremberg in June. These products
utilize CGD’s unique IC chip architecture and ITRI’s patented designs to
achieve product size reduction, high efficiency and power density, and cost
competitiveness.”

WEN-TIEN TSAI | LEADER OF COMMERCIAL POWER DESIGN TEAM, GEL/ITRI
“CGD’s IC-enhanced GaN – ICeGaN – is a novel platform that improves
ease-of-use, facilitates smart temperature control and enhances gate
reliability. We are excited to include these benefits in our new power
designs.”

According to leading WBG analysts, Yole Group, the GaN market is expected to
exceed $1B, with key growth in the applications of comms power supplies, and
automotive DC/DC converters and on-board chargers. However, the first
commercialized product in the market to adopt GaN devices has been USB-PD
adaptors, and it is this market that the first designs from the partnership
will address. Specifically, the agreement covers the development of power
solutions in the 140-240 W range with power densities exceeding 30 W/in3 for
e-mobility, power tools, notebook and cell phone applications.

About Cambridge GaN Devices
Cambridge GaN Devices (CGD) designs, develops and commercialises GaN
transistors and ICs enabling a radical step change in energy efficiency and
compactness. Our mission is to bring innovation into everyday life by
delivering effortless energy-efficient GaN solutions. CGD’s ICeGaNT
technology is proven suitable for high volume production and the company is
rapidly scaling up with manufacturing and customer partnerships in place. A
fabless enterprise, CGD was spun out from Cambridge University, and its
founders, CEO Dr Giorgia Longobardi and CTO Professor Florin Udrea, still
retain strong links with the world-renowned High Voltage Microelectronics
and Sensors group (HVMS) at the University. CGD’s ICeGaN HEMT technology is
protected by a strong and constantly-growing IP portfolio which is a result
of the company’s commitment to innovation. The technical and commercial
expertise of the CGD team combined with an extensive track record in the
power electronics market has been fundamental to the market acceptance of
its proprietary technology.

About Green Energy & Environment Research Laboratories (GEL), Industrial
Technology Research Institute(ITRI)
ITRI is a world-leading applied technology research institute with more than
6,000 outstanding employees. Its mission is to drive industrial development,
create economic value, and enhance social well-being through technology R&D.
Founded in 1973, it pioneered in IC development and started to nurture new
tech ventures and deliver its R&D results to industries. Its forefront
technology research strategy aims to enhance intelligentization enabling
technologies and focus on four application domains: Smart Living, Quality
Health, Sustainable Environment, and Resilient Society.

GEL is one of ITRI’s largest core laboratories dedicated to enhancing
sustainable environmental technologies in the fields of energy efficiency,
power systems, low-carbon environment, and environmental and energy policy.
In terms of energy efficiency, it has established distinguished capabilities
related to solid-state lighting, high-efficiency air conditioning,
smart/green buildings, energy management and control systems, smart grids,
etc. to cultivate green technologies and talents in the energy and
environment fields with high growth potential.

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