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Navitas and VREMT open joint R&D lab

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Lab accelerates development of EV high-voltage applications using GaNFast and GeneSiC power semiconductors

Navitas Semiconductor and VREMT, an electric powertrain supplier to Zeekr, Volvo, Polestar and Lotus, have opened a joint R&D power semiconductor laboratory to accelerate EV power-system developments using Navitas’ GaNFast GaN power ICs and GeneSiC SiC power MOSFETs and diodes.

Shuibao Guo, Vice GM of VREMT and Charles (Yingjie) Zha, VP and GM of Navitas China opened the joint lab in Ningbo, PRC on November 1st, 2022. The lab will host Navitas engineers, working with power system design tools and in partnership with VREMT system design teams.

The joint R&D lab will be further supported by Navitas’ EV System Design Centre, located in Shanghai. The Design Centre assists customers to maximize GaN and SiC performance advantages, including high-frequency magnetics design plus advanced packaging and modules to create higher power density, higher efficiency, and lower system cost power electronics systems for EVs.

“Navitas’ next-generation power semiconductors bring enormous value to VREMT’s design teams,” said Guo. “We expect that Navitas’ high-frequency power-system expertise will greatly reduce time-to-prototype and time-to-market for VREMT systems.”

“It is an honor for Navitas to join with VREMT division to create this leading-edge, joint laboratory to create next-generation power systems for VREMT,” said Zha. “This new partnership is aligned on both technical goals and also for sustainability, as both companies focus on carbon neutrality.”

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