19 October 2012

Canada-based GaN Systems opens new office in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ottawa, ON – 18 October 2012 – GaN Systems Inc,, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, announced today the opening of a new office located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The company has appointed Mr. Julian Styles, as Director of Business Development, to lead business development in the United States. This expansion in the U.S. will aid the company in continuing to impact key industries, like manufacturing and automotive, where the need for clean technology power conversion applications continue to grow. GaN Systems’ head office is currently located in Ottawa, Canada

“We’re excited to better serve our clients in the U.S., and opening an office here in Ann Arbor will allow us to do that,” said Styles. “We have worked hard to develop viable, effective GaN applications, including making hybrid and all electric vehicles cost effective. With our broad experience and strong technical background in electric vehicle and grid systems, opening up an office in South East Michigan seemed like a perfect fit.” 

An experienced executive with over 20 years’ track record of helping international companies bring new technologies to market, Julian most recently led US/Swedish company Movimento Group’s successful entry into knowledge management for advanced automotive infotainment systems. Previously he helped lead electronics company Pi Shurlok (now Pi Innovo) to rapid growth in the US, based around innovative products for the automotive, transport and aviation industries. 

GaN Systems provides power switching semiconductors based on its Cool Switching platform - a unique, island based technology with a heritage of over 14 years of gallium nitride innovation. The Company’s line of highly efficient, low-loss diodes, transistors, integrated systems and its patented gallium nitride designs address the limitations of silicon power conversion approaches. 

Source: GaN Systems