Navitas Semiconductor has announced a breakthrough 20-year limited warranty for its GaNFast technology – 10x longer than typical silicon, SiC or discrete GaN power semiconductors – and a critical accelerator for GaN’s adoption in data center, solar and EV markets.
GaN is a next-generation semiconductor technology that runs up to 20x faster than legacy silicon chips. Navitas’ proprietary GaNFast™ power ICs integrate GaN power (FET) and GaN drive plus control, sensing and protection. The result is easy-to-use, high-speed, high-performance ‘digital-in, power-out’ building blocks that deliver up to 3x faster charging in half the size and weight, and with up to 40% energy savings compared with earlier silicon solutions.
The unprecedented 20-year limited warranty is founded on Navitas’ holistic approach to product reliability through design, testing, characterization and certification. As the pioneer in GaN power ICs and a founding member of the industry’s JEDEC JC-70.1 GaN standards committee, Navitas developed proprietary high-speed production and qualification testing to set new standards in GaN reliability.
“With over 40 million units shipped, 174 billion hours in the field and zero reported GaN-related field failures, plus 5.8 billion equivalent device hours testing, Navitas is now able to offer a 20-year warranty for GaNFast power ICs,” said Anthony Schiro, Navitas’ VP Quality and Sustainability. “As we describe in our sustainability report, each GaN IC saves 4 kg of CO2. So, the faster customers can adopt GaN, the better it will be for our environment. GaN could save up to 2.6 Gtons CO2 per year by 2050.”
Navitas is the industry-leader in fast and ultra-fast chargers for consumer mobile applications with customers including Samsung, Dell, Lenovo, Xiaomi, OPPO, LG and Motorola. With dedicated design centers for data center and EV, plus availability of high-power GaNFast power ICs, Navitas’ high-volume production quality and commitment to long-term reliability accelerate the adoption of next-gen GaN technology.
“As leading-edge customers like Enphase (solar), Brusa (EV) and Compuware (data center) confirm GaN’s technical and environmental benefits over legacy silicon chips, they are laser-focused on critical, long-term reliability,” said Gene Sheridan, CEO and co-founder of Navitas. “GaN power ICs have a 6x-lower FIT rate (failures in time) than silicon, and this 20-year limited warranty puts Navitas front and center in the next-generation semiconductor revolution.”