Business Wire

Transphorm’s High-Voltage GaN Helps Inergy Disrupt the Solar Power Generator Market…Again

Jaa

Transphorm Inc.—the leader in the design and manufacturing of the highest reliability and first JEDEC- and AEC-Q101 qualified gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductors—along with solar energy innovator Inergy and design partner Telcodium Inc. announced today that the upcoming Inergy Kodiak Extreme uses high-voltage GaN to reimagine what’s possible with portable power generators.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181204005378/en/

Transphorm's GaN enables Inergy to create a more powerful, lighter, and water-resistant portable sol ...

Transphorm's GaN enables Inergy to create a more powerful, lighter, and water-resistant portable solar generator: the Kodiak Extreme. (Photo: Business Wire)

The soon-to-be-released Kodiak Extreme utilizes a photovoltaic (PV) inverter and battery charger both integrating Transphorm’s JEDEC-qualified GaN platform. These power systems result in a generator that is more powerful, lighter, and quicker to charge than competitive products. And, given that GaN semiconductors run cooler than similar Silicon (Si) devices, the Kodiak Extreme does not require an internal cooling fan—allowing Inergy to develop one of the first truly water-resistant and dustproof solar power generators for consumers.

GaN Benefits Realized

The Kodiak Extreme has a 110/120 Vac 2 kW output. The generator targets consumers and professionals [construction, emergency services, industrial, etc.] by providing reliable off-grid AC power. The solar generator’s PV inverter and battery converter use Transphorm’s TP65H050WS 50 mΩ TO-247 FET and TPH3206LDGB 150 mΩ PQFN device respectively. They serve as close replacements for the Si IGBTs and MOSFETs used in prior Kodiak models given their standard packaging, which makes them easy to design in and heatsink.

Transphorm’s high-quality, high-reliability GaN semiconductors can increase power density up to 40 percent and decrease heat losses through traditional heat sinking methods while switching 2x to 3x faster than Si transistors. The Gen III devices also offer ±20 V gate robustness and a 4 V threshold, decreasing the need for additional circuitry and controls to ensure reliability.

The Kodiak Extreme demonstrates these advantages when compared to competitive products currently available:

  • 33 percent more power output
  • Minimum 98 percent inverter efficiency from light load to full load
  • Charges over 4 times faster
  • Fanless for harsh environments
  • Roughly half the weight

“We’ve been interested in Gallium Nitride power systems for some time, having first been introduced to it observing the Google Little Box Challenge,” said James Brainard, CTO of Inergy. “The technology’s capabilities would allow us to create a highly ruggedized and efficient portable generator capable of bringing affordable solar energy to the masses. Superior durability, high clean power output, lightweight—these are all the attributes that our customers want. Working with Transphorm and Telcodium to develop the GaN platform for our system enables us to achieve that vision.”

The Kodiak Extreme will be unveiled at Power-Gen International 2018, giving conference attendees a preview of the industry’s first GaN-based portable solar generator. Commercial release is slated for Q1 2019.

Distribution partners interested in product specifications can sign up for additional detail at https://inergytek.com/pages/kodiakextreme.

About Inergy

Inergy designs and manufactures the world’s smartest, portable ‘plug-and-play’ energy storage solutions—ideal for portable, on and off-grid power needs. Inergy’s power systems are typically less than half the weight and size but priced similarly as competitors giving it a substantial market advantage. Inergy is focused on creating solar-powered solutions that can go anywhere, including those places that lack power infrastructure or access to mainland resources. With investors and community support, the cleantech startup plans to be the undisputed leader of what will become a billion-dollar industry.

About Transphorm

Transphorm moves power electronics beyond Silicon limits. The company designs, manufactures, and sells the highest performance, highest reliability GaN semiconductors for high-voltage power conversion applications. Holding one of the largest Power GaN IP portfolios (1000+ issued and pending patents worldwide), Transphorm produces the industry’s only JEDEC and AEC-Q101 qualified GaN FETs. This is due to a vertically-integrated business approach, which allows for innovation at every stage: materials and device design and manufacture, fabrication, packaging, reference circuit designs, and application support. Website: transphormusa.com Twitter: @transphormusa

Contact information

211 Communications
Heather Ailara, +1.617.283.9222
heather@211comms.com

Inergy
Zane Hardin, +1.877.969.2432
zane@inergysolar.com

Tietoja julkaisijasta

For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.

Tilaa tiedotteet sähköpostiisi

Haluatko tietää asioista ensimmäisten joukossa? Kun tilaat mediatiedotteemme, saat ne sähköpostiisi välittömästi julkaisuhetkellä. Tilauksen voit halutessasi perua milloin tahansa.

Lue lisää julkaisijalta Business Wire

Axonics® Announces Publication of NICE Briefing10.12.2018 19:03Tiedote

Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXNX), a medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of novel implantable Sacral Neuromodulation (“SNM”) devices for the treatment of urinary and bowel dysfunction, announced today the publication of a Medtech Innovation Briefing by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (“NICE”) following a careful review of the innovations offered by the Axonics System. The NICE Medtech Innovation Briefing entitled: “Axonics rechargeable sacral neuromodulation system for overactive bladder and faecal incontinence,” describes published clinical evidence on the Axonics r-SNM System®, confirming efficacy as well as the potential positive economic impact that is possible by the use of the Axonics system in the United Kingdom. The Axonics r-SNM System is the first rechargeable Sacral Neuromodulation system approved for sale in Europe and commercially available to all hospitals and clinics in the U.K. for patients

The Largest Blockchain Conference in Asia to Be Held 30–31 January in Yokohama, Japan10.12.2018 18:00Tiedote

The Global Blockchain Association (Shimizu Building 6F, 3-19 Hayabusacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President: Toshikazu Masuyama) is proud to host the largest blockchain conference in Asia: The Japan Blockchain Conference (JBC) – 2019 Yokohama, to be held on 30 and 31 January at Pacifico Yokohama. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181210005057/en/ The Japan Blockchain Conference (JBC) - 2019 Yokohama (Graphic: Business Wire) The conference will host top companies and organizations from Japan and abroad who represent the future of the rapidly growing blockchain space. This is the place where the leaders of blockchain and crypto can interact, form partnerships, and showcase their leading technologies and developments. We are actively looking for companies to join the best of the blockchain industry and exhibit at our conference. More details can be found here: http://japan-blockchain-c.com/en/ We welcome a wide range of

Global Payments’ TouchNet Business Named “Partner of the Year” by Ellucian10.12.2018 16:30Tiedote

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leading worldwide provider of payment technology and software solutions is pleased to announce that its TouchNet business was named “Partner of the Year” by Ellucian, a provider of software and services that power higher education, at its Partner Forum reception during the annual EDUCAUSE Conference this year in Denver, CO. TouchNet was recognized for its collaborative efforts to deliver streamlined engaging, cloud-based, student commerce and credential solutions. This honor further demonstrates the depth and breadth of the TouchNet platform and its dedication to delivering software-driven and technology-enabled strategies to institutions of higher education. “TouchNet’s commitment to delivering maximum value enables Ellucian to consistently provide customers with best-in-class solutions, support and service,” said Chris Westfall, Vice President Partnerships Ellucian. “When you combine Ellucian’s feature rich technology and in-depth customer knowledg

CTS Engines Hires Tom Bode as Senior Vice President, Operations10.12.2018 16:00Tiedote

CTS Engines, the global leader for mature engine maintenance within the Aerospace & Defense industry, announced today that it had hired Tom Bode as its Senior Vice President, Operations. In his new role, Mr. Bode will be responsible for all operations, quality, and engineering functions, and will report to Vesa Paukkeri, CTS Engines’s President and COO. Since 2008, Mr. Bode has been the General Manager of the Columbus Engine Center for Pratt & Whitney, a company he joined in 2000. Prior to 2000, Mr. Bode worked at GE Aviation, where he was a quality and engineering leader. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181210005036/en/ Tom Bode (Photo: Business Wire) “As the General Manager of CEC, Tom managed over 700 employees across multiple engine production lines and reduced overhaul turnaround times through the promotion of Lean manufacturing principles,” said Mr. Paukkeri. “His performance as a manager was recognized

Tracxpoint Signed a Major Agreement to Deploy its Artificial Intelligence Cart (AiC®) Platform at CONAD, One of the Largest and Most Sophisticated Supermarket Chains in Italy with 3,000 Locations in Lieu of Amazon Go after Intensive Study10.12.2018 14:00Tiedote

Tracxpoint, a global provider of next-generation self-checkout grocery solutions, today announced an agreement to roll out its Artificial Intelligence Cart (AiC®) at CONAD DEL TIRRENO, one of the seven cooperatives of CONAD’s chain with more than 3,000 supermarket stores in Italy. This is a major milestone for the Israeli startup in its mission to establish the AiC® platform as the most powerful, accessible and comprehensive solution for self-checkout and personalized in-store engagement on the market today. CONAD DEL TIRRENO will start implementing the AiC® ecosystem during 2019. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181210005176/en/ The Tracxpoint AiC enables checkout-free stores and personalized in-store engagement for Italy's largest supermarket chain, CONAD. (Photo: Business Wire) In direct contrast to capital-intensive and smaller store concepts like Amazon Go or its imitators that rely on ceiling cameras for

Jetex Now the Exclusive Dealer in the Middle East for Hi-Tech New HondaJet10.12.2018 12:52Tiedote

Jetex is bringing the next-generation in advanced private jets to the Middle East after striking an agreement with Honda Aircraft Company to become the exclusive authorized dealer for the region. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181210005273/en/ Adel Mardini of Jetex signs with Simon Roads of Honda Aircraft Company (Photo: AETOSWire) The deal means Jetex is now the manufacturer’s sole representative for the new HondaJet offering sales and support across the Gulf and Middle East region. “With Honda’s brand strength and recognition in the Middle East, we have received tremendous interest in the HondaJet Elite. We are proud to appoint Jetex as HondaJet Middle East to provide our customers with a committed sales team in the region for the world’s most advanced very light jet,” said Honda Aircraft President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. “We are proud to be chosen by Honda Aircraft Company and excited to be awarded the r

Uutishuoneessa voit lukea tiedotteitamme ja muuta julkaisemaamme materiaalia. Löydät sieltä niin yhteyshenkilöidemme tiedot kuin vapaasti julkaistavissa olevia kuvia ja videoita. Uutishuoneessa voit nähdä myös sosiaalisen median sisältöjä. Kaikki STT Infossa julkaistu materiaali on vapaasti median käytettävissä.

Tutustu uutishuoneeseemme