GaN Systems inks distribution deal with Websolus in South Korea and China as uptake of gallium nitride power transistors gathers pace
March 09, 2015
Broadest range of GaN devices on market brings smaller, lighter and more efficient power electronics to consumer, enterprise, industrial, and automotive applications
OTTAWA, Ontario — (BUSINESS WIRE) — GaN Systems Inc., a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, has announced the signing of a distribution deal with Seoul-based global group Websolus. Listed on the Korea New Exchange (KONEX), with 13 Branch Offices in Korea, China, & Thailand, Websolus specialises in three major business sectors: IT Consulting & Systems Integration for Power Grid, Water & Energy systems solutions for Global Infrastructure, and Procurement & Distribution for Electronic Components. GaN Systems is the first company to have brought a comprehensive range of gallium nitride power switches with current ratings from 8A to 220A to the global market. The distribution agreement with Websolus covers South Korea, China, and Thailand.
Girvan Patterson, President, GaN Systems comments: “We are delighted to be partnering with Websolus, which has in-depth knowledge of key customers in the region and will support them locally as they become early adopters of GaN devices in their new products. The significant advantages offered by gallium nitride power transistors – smaller, lighter and far more efficient power electronics – will help drive innovation in the many products manufactured in the region, including consumer electronics.”
Kim Hong-sik, CEO, Websolus stated “We are delighted to be partnering with GaN Systems, which has quickly become the leading choice for GaN devices among Tier1 companies in Automotive, Industrial, Enterprise, and Consumer segments. Our companies share a common objective of providing solutions which significantly improve energy efficiency. We are very excited regarding our expansion into additional market segments and applications with GaN Systems.”
Charles Bailley, Senior Director, Marketing and Sales, Asia adds: “Websolus has already proven to be a valued partner in Korea, and we are looking forward to expanding this partnership into China. Both GaN Systems and Websolus have strong penetration within Industrial and Enterprise markets, and together, we are also penetrating Automotive and Consumer markets in Korea and China”.
About GaN Systems
GaN Systems is a fabless semiconductor company that is the first place systems designers go to realize all the benefits of gallium nitride in their power conversion and control applications. To overcome silicon’s limitations in switching speed, temperature, voltage and current, the company develops the most complete range of gallium nitride power switching transistors for a wide variety of markets. GaN Systems’ unique Island Technology® addresses today’s challenges of cost, performance, and manufacturability resulting in devices that are smaller and more efficient than other GaN design approaches. The company is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. For more information, please visit: www.gansystems.com