Transphorm Inc., a Goleta, CA-based provider of design and manufacturing of (JEDEC and AEC-Q101 qualified) 650V gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductors, received a $15m investment from Yaskawa Electric Corporation.
The company intends to allocate the funds to various areas of its GaN product development.
Transphorm is a global semiconductor company, providing GaN devices for high voltage power conversion applications.
Located in Kitakyushu, Japan, Yaskawa Electric is a provider of core technologies focused on motion control, robotics, and system engineering. Focusing on mechatronic solutions, it has shipped over 20 million AC drives, 15 million servo motors and 300,000 robots worldwide.
A few weeks ago, Yaskawa revealed that its integrated Σ-7 F servo motor is supported by Transphorm’s high-voltage (HV) GaN.
The integrated Σ-7 F products resulting from the companies’ co-development serves one of the core target markets that can benefit most from HV GaN: servo motors. The technology is also an optimal solution for automotive systems, data center and industrial power supplies, renewable energy and other broad industrial applications.