Rohm And Delta Electronics Team Up On Power
Companies to accelerate innovation in power supply systems centred on GaN power devices
Semiconductor supplier Rohm, together with power supply manufacturer Delta Electronics have entered into a strategic partnership to develop and mass produce next-generation GaN power devices.
Combining Delta's power supply device development technology cultivated over many years with Rohm's market-proven power development and manufacturing expertise will make it possible to develop 600V breakdown voltage GaN power devices optimised for a wide range of power supply systems.
Rohm has already established a mass production system for 150V GaN HEMTs featuring a breakthrough 8V gate withstand voltage in March 2022. This will allow Rohm to expand its new lineup of EcoGaN for power circuits in IoT communication and industrial equipment (i.e. base stations, data centres) while further improving device performance.
Kazuhide Ino, managing executive efficer, CSO, Rohm said: "Rohm is extremely pleased to enter into a strategic partnership for GaN power devices with Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management. As power semiconductors - a key area of focus for Rohm - play an increasingly important role in achieving a decarbonised society, Rohm will continue to develop advanced devices in a range of fields using silicon, SiC, and GaN, along with solutions that combine peripheral components such as control ICs that maximise their performance.
"Through this partnership, Rohm will mass produce GaN power devices that can contribute to the configuration of more efficient power supply systems as well as develop GaN IPMs that integrate analogue ICs (one of Rohm's strengths) at an early stage, further expanding our lineup of easy-to-use products."
Mark Ko, vice chairman, Delta Electronics said: "The development of GaN power devices is of significant interest to the global electronics industry. We have been working with Rohm for many years, and are very pleased that this year's technical exchange will finally produce results, which is a milestone for both companies and one that will bring us closer together.
"In addition to this GaN collaboration, Delta is looking to further strengthen its product lineup as a key business strategy, with high expectations for product development using Rohm's strengths in analogue (Nano) and other technologies. We believe that strengthening our collaboration with Rohm will allow us to provide a wide range of solutions that meet the needs of the global power supply market."