Transphorm GaN Moves into PC Gaming Market with CORSAIR
Transphorm Inc.—the leader in the design and manufacturing of the highest reliability and only qualified high voltage Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductors—today confirmed that its GaN FETs are used in CORSAIR’s new AX1600i Power Supply Unit (PSU). CORSAIR supplies the gaming community with high-performance products used in custom PCs. The company’s latest product establishes a new class of AC-to-DC PSUs, as it is the first to use GaN and achieves 99 percent efficiency. Transphorm’s GaN increases the PSU’s power output by 6.5 percent in an 11 percent smaller package at the same temperature.
GaN: The New Edge
The AX1600i uses Transphorm’s TPH3205WS 650V FETs in a bridgeless totem-pole power factor correction (PFC)—the topology that complements GaN’s performance and efficiency potential. With an increase of 6 percent within this topology, CORSAIR’s PSU efficiency now earns a better-than an 80 PLUS® Titanium rating. [Previous CORSAIR power supplies used Silicon (Si) superjunction (SJ) MOSFETs in a 2-phased interleaved PFC, reaching 93 percent efficiency.]
“Our objective was to take an already award-winning PSU and make it better,” explained Jon Gerow, PSU R&D Manager, CORSAIR. “We aimed to maximize output from any PC running on a 115V mains. To do this, we had to adopt innovative methods and materials. Transphorm’s GaN ultimately gave us the boost in performance, efficiency and size we wanted along with the high quality and reliability we needed to confidently release the AX1600i to our customers.”
After researching market-available GaN devices, CORSAIR chose Transphorm’s FETs as they enabled the AX1600i to deliver new benchmarks compared to the previous AX1500i:
- Power output: 1600W, 6.5 percent increase
- Size reduction: 20 mm shorter, 11 percent smaller
- Thermal impact: equivalent 50°C continuous output
- Audible noise impact: slower fan speed, less noise at full load
CORSAIR noted that Transphorm’s packaging also played a role in its selection process. The TPH3205WS comes in a commonly used TO-247 package, reducing some design complexity.
“CORSAIR’s brand is built on products that give our customers a competitive edge, inside and outside of the gaming PC. And, Transphorm’s GaN presented an invaluable opportunity to advance the PSU—to make it smaller, quieter, cooler, and, most importantly, more powerful,” added Gerow.
Collaboration: The Transphorm Edge
Transphorm’s commitment to high quality and reliability extends beyond the technology. Gallium Nitride devices are higher frequency, sometimes requiring different design techniques than previously used with Si. The company’s GaN experts collaborate regularly with customers to provide guidance and to identify areas of opportunity for future platform innovation and customer design resources.
Regarding the AX1600i project, Transphorm supported CORSAIR during both the prototyping and the design validation testing phases. CORSAIR tapped Transphorm’s teams on the ground in Shenzhen, China, and California, U.S.
Founded in 1994, CORSAIR supplies high-performance products purchased primarily by PC gaming enthusiasts who build their own PCs or buy pre-assembled customized systems. The company's award-winning products include fully-assembled PCs, DDR4 and DDR3 memory, computer cases, PC cooling products, gaming headsets, gaming keyboards, gaming mice, power supply units, USB flash drives, solid-state drives and system monitoring and control devices.
Transphorm designs and manufactures the highest performance, highest reliability GaN semiconductors for high-voltage power conversion applications. Holding one of the largest IP portfolios (600+ patents), Transphorm innovates at every development stage—design, fabrication, device, application support—to produce the only JEDEC and AEC-Q101 qualified FETs.
Heather Ailara, 845-424-6341
Om Business Wire
(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.
Følg saker fra Business Wire
Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra Business Wire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.
Siste saker fra Business Wire
Gilead Sciences to Release Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Financial Results on Monday, February 4, 201922.1.2019 21:05 | Pressemelding
Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) announced today that its fourth quarter and full year 2018 financial results will be released on Monday, February 4, after the market closes. At 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Gilead’s management will host a conference call to discuss the company’s financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2018 and provide a business update. The live webcast of the call can be accessed at the company’s Investors page at http://investors.gilead.com/. Please connect to the company’s website at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be required to listen to the webcast. Alternatively, please call 877-359-9508 (U.S.) or 224-357-2393 (international) and dial the conference ID 3826138 to access the call. Telephone replay will be available approximately two hours after the call through 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, February 6, 2019. To access the replay, please call 855-859-2056 (U.S.) or 404-537-3406 (int
Oxford Nanopore Prevails in Patent Ruling against Pacific Biosciences22.1.2019 17:04 | Pressemelding
Today the European Patent Office revoked Pacific Biosciences patent EP3045542 with claims to a single molecule sequencing process wherein two strands of DNA are linked by a connecting nucleic acid. The validity of the patent had been challenged by Oxford Nanopore. The EPO ruled that the claims to a single molecule sequencing process were unsupported in the application and that the application only supported a template-directed synthesis sequencing method. As Pacific Biosciences were unwilling to accept this change, the patent was revoked. The decision by the EPO is consistent with a recent decision by the International Trade Commission (ITC) to limit the claims of a related Pacific Biosciences US patent to template-directed synthesis. View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190122005733/en/ Contact information Oxford Nanopore Zoe McDougall email@example.com Website: https://nanoporetech.com/
Citi Announces Inaugural Green Bond Issuance22.1.2019 17:00 | Pressemelding
Citi today announced the issuance of the firm’s first green bond, further enhancing its commitment to environmental and climate finance. The bond will fund renewable energy, sustainable transportation, water quality and conservation, energy efficiency and green building projects financed as part of Citi’s $100 billion Environmental Finance Goal. In the deal, which priced on 22nd January 2019, Citi issued €1 billion 3-year fixed rate notes. The transaction marks the first green bond offering from Citigroup Inc. “We are proud to start the year with the launch of our inaugural green bond,” said Jamie Forese, President of Citigroup and Head of the Institutional Clients Group. “This transaction represents an important next step in expanding Citi’s commitment to sustainable growth. This bond also further enhances our green bond expertise, strengthens our partnerships with clients around the world and responds to increasing investor interest in sustainable finance.” In 2015, Citi announced a
Värde Partners Names New Partners, Additional Deputy CIO22.1.2019 17:00 | Pressemelding
Värde Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Elena Lieskovska and Haseeb Malik to Partner, and the promotion of Brad Bauer to Deputy Chief Investment Officer. “It gives me great pleasure to announce the promotions of three individuals who have been instrumental in the success of our firm through their investing expertise, leadership and integrity,” said George Hicks, Co-Founder and CEO of Värde Partners. “Brad, Elena and Haseeb have all made significant contributions to Värde’s culture, global presence, and, most importantly, delivering returns to our investors.” Based in London, Elena is Head of European Financial Services, responsible for Värde’s private equity investments in specialty finance companies and related businesses in Europe. She joined the firm in 2008 and over the past decade has helped establish the firm as a leader in the consumer finance space, building large credit platforms. Haseeb is Head of Asia Corporate and Traded Credit. Based in Singapore since the
NGINX Has Modernized Full API Lifecycle Management22.1.2019 15:44 | Pressemelding
NGINX, Inc., the company based on the popular open source project and offering a suite of technologies designed to develop and deliver modern applications, today announced general availability of its API Management Module. The API Management Module for NGINX Controller is part of the NGINX Application Platform, a modular and integrated set of technologies to help organizations create applications with performance, reliability, security, and scale. The NGINX API management solution enables infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams to define and publish APIs, manage traffic to and secure backend applications, monitor performance issues, and analyze API usage. NGINX API Management Module is built on an innovative architecture that provides three unique benefits: Proven – NGINX combines new control-plane functionality with the raw power and efficiency of NGINX Plus, the industry’s most deployed API gateway. NGINX software powers more than 350 million websites and, according to our 2018 use
800 Kilometers Alone across the Largest Freshwater Lake in the World: BWT Supports Extreme Athlete Ernst Bromeis on his Spectacular Swimming Expedition for Environmental Protection22.1.2019 15:39 | Pressemelding
Clean water is precious. That’s the message that BWT — Europe’s leading water technology company — and extreme athlete Ernst Bromeis hope to spread with a spectacular expedition. Starting July 8, the Swiss athlete will swim 800 kilometers across Lake Baikal, the largest freshwater lake on Earth. BWT will be by his side as initiator and partner for the Lake Baikal project. “We want to give people food for thought and raise awareness of the fact that water is a resource worth protecting. BWT’s water purification solutions help reduce plastic waste and protect the environment with every sip. Consumers can cut their household expenses and do away with the need to lug home water bottles, all while doing their part for the environment. From table water filters to water filter units to faucets and compact water cooler solutions for the home, BWT’s pioneering magnesium technology turns good-quality tap water into outstanding Magnesium Mineralized Water,” says Lutz Hübner, Head of Marketing, BW