A market and technology overview for next-generation Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology featuring Navitas [“Nano Micro” in Chinese translation].
In the field of power electronics, GaN technology is expected to significantly improve applications such as power management, power generation and power output. The screen of 5G smart phones is getting larger and larger, corresponding to the increasing demand for battery life, which means that the battery capacity is increasing. GaN fast charging technology can well solve the charging time problem caused by large batteries. In September 2019, OPPO announced the use of GaN HEMT devices in its 65W built-in fast charger. GaN will enter mainstream consumer applications for the first time in 2019. In February 2020, Xiaomi also announced the use of 65W GaN fast charge at the Xiaomi 10 conference. GaN power devices are expected to accelerate their popularity in 2020. Because GaN chargers have the characteristics of small size, low heat generation, high power, and support for the PD protocol, GaN chargers are expected to unify the charger market for notebook computers and mobile phones in the future.”