Navitas Celebrates 50 Million GaN Shipments With Vivo
Company announces production milestone for fast charging application
GaN company Navitas Semiconductor has announced an industry-first achievement of 50 million units shipped - with zero reported GaN-related field failures. To celebrate, a Navitas GaN wafer was presented to Vivo - pioneers in fast charging.
An early-adopter of Navitas' GaNSense technology, Vivo first launched a 120W in-box ultra-fast charger, shipped with one of its latest flagship phone models, enabling 0-100 percent charging speed in only 19 minutes. It then delivered a dual-USB-C, 80W GaN charger shipped with Vivo's first 8 inch-screen foldable phone, supporting simultaneous fast-charging of two devices. It had a power density of 1 W/cc, and fast-charge from 0-50 percent in only 17 minutes.
"The cooperation with Navitas kicks off a new era for Vivo and its historical upgrade of mobile-phone charging speed,” said SVP and CTO at Vivo, Yujian Shi. “Users can experience ultra-fast, ultra-portable charging on our new flagship phones thanks to Navitas' GaNFast power ICs. We're excited to partner with Navitas to leverage GaN technology for our customers - including GaN's environmental benefits.”
“In terms of GaN's market adoption over legacy silicon chips, we've gone from “if” and “when?” to “Now!”,” said Gene Sheridan, Navitas co-founder and CEO. “Vivo is a pioneer in fast charging and we are very happy to present the 50M award to Vivo for their partnership and vision. The same pioneering spirit can be seen from customers in our high-power expansion markets including data center, solar and EV applications. With over 50 million units shipped, each saving 4 kg of CO2, 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.”