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27 September 2016

e2v and GaN Systems global alliance extends the power of GaN to Aerospace and Defense industries

e2v is now the global provider of GaN Systems’ power transistors for Aerospace and Defense (A&D) applications.

A master supply agreement between e2v, the global leader in the high reliability (hi-rel) semiconductor market, and GaN Systems, the leading manufacturer of gallium nitride power transistors, establishes e2v as the global supplier of GaN Systems’ 100V and 650V hi-rel GaN transistor products and customer care for the A&D market.

e2v will utilize its infrastructure and 30 years of experience in this area to support the hi-rel market with GaN’s best-in-class and most reliable transistors and evaluation boards. e2v will offer state-of-the-art power management solutions that respond directly to the hi-rel market’s growing SWaP (Size, Weight and Power) demands.

Mont Taylor, Vice President of Business Development at e2v, commented, “Our A&D customers must increase system power density, while reducing size and weight. This global partnership with GaN Systems allows us to extend our A&D portfolio and offer new power technologies to meet these requirements.”

Larry Spaziani, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at GaN Systems, said, “Power designers are routinely reducing the volume and weight of their systems by 4 to 6 times by using GaN transistors as a replacement for silicon devices. Partnering with e2v enables our solutions to reach, supply and support hundreds of A&D electronic systems designers. e2v’s heritage within the A&D market will allow us to extend the availability of our SWaP conscious power solutions and give our A&D customers the specialist support they deserve.”

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For media enquiries, please contact:

For e2v: Joseph Yeomans, | +33 (0) 4 76 58 32 79

For GaN Systems Corporate Communications: Tracy Lamb, | +1 (613) 686-1996 x 149

For Gan Systems PR representative: Ira Sabran, | +1 (978) 369 6556


Notes to Editors:

About e2v inc:

Bringing life to technology, e2v partners with its customers to improve, save and protect people’s lives.  e2v’s innovations lead developments in automation, healthcare, communications, safety, discovery and the environment.
e2v employs approximately 1750 people worldwide, has design and operational facilities across North America, Europe, and Asia, and has a global network of sales and technical support offices. e2v has annual sales of over US330M as at 31 March 2016 and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information


About GaN Systems:

GaN Systems is the place electronics designers go to realize all the system benefits of gallium nitride transistors in their power conversion applications. To overcome silicon’s limitations in switching speed, temperature, voltage and current, the company develops the most complete range of gallium nitride power switching transistors for consumer, datacenter, industrial and automotive markets. GaN Systems’ Island Technology® addresses today’s challenges of cost, performance, and manufacturability resulting in products that are smaller and more efficient than other GaN design approaches. The fabless semiconductor company is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. For more information, please visit: