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Transphorm’s 600V GaN HEMT Named Product of the Year by Electronic Products Magazine

TPH3006PS Device Garners Award for Innovative Advancement in Discrete Semiconductors

Goleta, CA – January 24, 2014 – Transphorm Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been honored with Electronic Products’ Product of the Year Award for its TPH3006PS GaN (Gallium Nitride) device, the first 600V HEMT (High Electron Mobility Transistor) in the industry to be JEDEC qualified.

The editors of Electronic Products—a leading trade publication for electronic design engineers—evaluated thousands of products launched in 2013. The winning products were selected on the basis of innovative design, significant advancement in technology or application and substantial achievement in price and performance. Transphorm’s TPH3006PS GaN demonstrated success in the “Discrete Semiconductor” category based on its ability to enable compact, lower-cost power electrical systems and devices, such as power supplies and adapters, PV Inverters for solar panels, motor drives, and power conversion for electric vehicles.

“The TPH3006PS GaN HEMT combines low switching and conduction losses, which results in reduced energy loss of 50% compared to conventional silicon-based power conversion designs,” said Paul O’Shea, editor of Electronic Products. “Features of this winning device include: a compact TO-220 package, an RDS(on) of 150 mΩ, a Qrr of 56 nC and high-frequency switching capability.” O’Shea went on to say, “A Shakespeare line from ‘A midsummer Night’s Dream’ came to mind about this product as it made its way through the PoY challenge rounds: ‘Though she be but little she is fierce’.”

The 2013 Product of the Year Awards were announced in the January 2014 issue of Electronic Products with a cover feature and a brief description of each product. Additionally, the winning products appear on Electronic Products’ website.

2013 marks the 38th annual Electronic Products’ “Product of the Year” Awards, which recognizes the best products in the industry.

About Transphorm

Transphorm is redefining electric power conversion, providing cost-competitive and easy-to-embed power conversion modules that reduce costly energy loss by more than 50 percent, and simplify the design and manufacturing of motor drives, power supplies and inverters for solar panels and electric vehicles. From material technology and device fabrication to circuit design and module assembly, Transphorm designs and delivers its power conversion devices and modules to meet the needs of global customers. By creating an ecosystem of electrical systems manufacturers powered by Transphorm, the company accelerates the adoption of application-specific power modules and paves the way for the next generation of electrical systems designed for optimal efficiency.

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