GaN Systems appoints Larry Spaziani as VP of product management



GaN Systems, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, has appointed Larry Spaziani as Vice President, Product Management. GaN Systems develops and manufactures gallium nitride transistors targeted at efficient power conversion for solar, wind and smart-grid, electric and hybrid vehicles and high-efficiency power supply applications. Spaziani will head up GaN Systems' product team and be responsible for driving forward acceptance of GaN Systems' unique technology. According to Girvan Patterson, CEO of GaN Systems: "We are delighted to welcome Larry on board. Larry's experience in technical development and successful track record in marketing and new product launches will drive this important growth phase for our breakthrough device designs in gallium nitride high power transistors. " Spaziani joins GaN Systems from International Rectifier, where he was Executive Director, Enterprise Power Business Development, responsible for managing its new product development team and forging relationships with external business partners and technology leaders. Prior to IR, he was VP Marketing and Business Development at CHiL Semiconductor, where he managed the Applications and FAE teams and oversaw 43 new product launches in three years. Spaziani's strong track record at executive level in the semiconductor industry also includes senior positions at Unitrode and Texas Instruments, where he was responsible for off-line and isolated power products. Spaziani has lived and worked both in the USA and Europe and holds an MSEE from Boston University. GaN Systems