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GaN Systems appoints a new VP of Product Management

Semiconductor veteran Larry Spaziani is to head the drive for greater market share for specialist gallium nitride devices
GaN Systems, a developer of GaN power switching semiconductors, has appointed Larry Spaziani as Vice President, Product Management effective July 22nd 2013. 

Larry Spaziani, VP, Product Management, GaN Systems

GaN Systems develops and manufactures GaN 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.

Comments 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.  


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