EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Navitas Semiconductor (Nasdaq: NVTS), the industry leader in gallium nitride (GaN) power integrated circuits (ICs), announced a first achievement of industry 50,000,000 units shipped – with no reported GaN-related field failures. To celebrate, a Navitas GaN wafer was presented to fast charging pioneer vivo.
vivo’s vision of cooperating with Navitas brings more convenience to users through advanced technology, making chargers faster, lighter and more environmentally friendly, which is fully in line with the iconic mission and vision de Navitas of “Electrifying Our World™”.
In January and April 2022, vivo and Navitas aligned their visions of fast and ultra-fast charging with stunning new products successfully launched into mass production, all adopting Navitas’ next-generation GaN power ICs – GaNFast™️ with GaNSense™️. As an early adopter of GaNSense technology, vivo first launched a built-in 120W ultra-fast charger that comes bundled with one of vivo’s latest flagship phone models, enabling 0-100 charging speed % in just 19 minutes. Next, a pioneering 80W dual USB-C GaN charger shipped with vivo’s first 8-inch screen foldable phone, supporting simultaneous fast charging of two devices at a featherweight 122g. With a power density of 1W/dc and fast charging from 0-50% in just 17 minutes, this represents another milestone in the marriage of ultra-portability and fast charging.
“The cooperation with Navitas ushers in a new era for vivo and its landmark mobile phone charging speed upgrade,” said Yujian Shi, Senior Vice President and CTO of vivo. “Users can enjoy ultra-fast, ultra-portable charging on our new flagship phones with Navitas’ GaNFast power ICs. We are excited to partner with Navitas to leverage GaN technology for our customers. , including the environmental benefits of GaN.
Since full qualification in 2018, Navitas has pioneered a revolution in power electronics and is the industry leader in fast and ultra-fast chargers for consumer mobile applications. Recent announcements on the availability of high-power ICs and dedicated design centers for data centers and EV applications reinforce its #1 position in GaN and its growth beyond chargers, into high-reliability systems, backed by an industry-first 20-year limited warranty.
“In terms of market adoption of GaN versus legacy silicon chips, we’ve gone from ‘if’ and ‘when? to “Now!” said Gene Sheridan, co-founder and CEO of Navitas. “vivo is a pioneer in fast charging and we are very pleased to present the 50M award to vivo for their partnership and vision. The same pioneering spirit can be seen among customers in our high-power expansion markets, including data centers, solar and EV applications With over 50 million units shipped, each saving 4 kg of CO2, the sooner customers can adopt GaN, the better it will be for our environment. GaN could save up to 2.6 Gtonnes of CO2 per year by 2050.
vivo is a technology company that creates great products based on design-driven value, with smart devices and smart services at its core. The company aims to build a bridge between humans and the digital world. Through unique creativity, vivo brings users more and more convenient mobile and digital life. In line with the company’s core values, which include Benfen*, user orientation, design-driven value, continuous learning and team spirit, vivo has implemented a sustainable development strategy with the vision to become a healthier and more sustainable world-class company.
While gathering and developing top local talent to deliver excellence, vivo relies on a network of R&D centers in Shenzhen, Dongguan, Nanjing, Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Xi’an, focusing on the development of advanced technologies. art consumer technologies, including 5G, artificial intelligence, industrial design, imaging system and other emerging technologies. vivo has also built an intelligent manufacturing network (including those authorized by vivo), with an annual production capacity of nearly 200 million smartphones. To date, vivo has expanded its sales network to more than 60 countries and regions, and is loved by more than 400 million users worldwide.
*“Benfen” is a term describing the attitude of doing the right things and doing things well – which is the ideal description of vivo’s mission to create value for society.
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Navitas Semiconductor (Nasdaq: NVTS) is the industry leader in GaN power ICs, founded in 2014. GaN power ICs integrate GaN power with drive, control, sensing and protection to enable charging faster, higher power density and greater energy savings for mobile, consumer, enterprise, eMobility and new energy markets. Over 145 Navitas patents are issued or pending, and over 50 million units have been shipped with no reported GaN field failures. Each GaNFast power IC shipped saves 4 kg of CO2 emissions. Navitas rang the Nasdaq opening bell and began trading on the Nasdaq on October 20, 2021.
Navitas Semiconductor, GaNFast, GaNSense and the Navitas logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Navitas Semiconductor Limited. vivo is a trademark of vivo Mobile Communication Co., Ltd. All other brands, product names and brands are or may be trademarks or registered trademarks used to identify the products or services of their respective owners.
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