Transphorm Selected as World Economic Forum 2013 Technology Pioneer Ground-breaking advances in Gallium Nitride (GaN) design and process technologies are enabling implementation of highly-efficient power conversion systems

GOLETA, Calif., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Transphorm Inc. today announced its selection by the World Economic Forum as a 2013 Technology Pioneer, citing the company's innovations in GaN technology. The World Economic Forum selected its 2013 Technology Pioneers in the areas of information technology, telecommunications and new media, energy and environment, and life sciences and health, based on demonstrative vision and leadership in their fields, innovative ideas and approaches, and their impact on society and business.


"Transphorm is delighted and honored to be selected as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum," said Transphorm CEO Umesh Mishra. "By redefining power conversion using our proprietary Gallium Nitride-based products, Transphorm is solving the immediate and urgent problem of unnecessary waste in power conversion — saving valuable resources and enabling new energy efficient systems today."

Transphorm's efficient, compact, and easy-to-use solutions can cut total world electrical energy waste by as much as 10 percent and simplify the design and manufacturing of a wide variety of electrical systems and devices, including motor drives, power supplies and inverters for solar panels and electric vehicles.

About Transphorm
Transphorm is redefining electric power conversion, providing cost-competitive and easy-to-embed power conversion devices and modules that reduce costly energy loss by up to 90 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. To learn more about Transphorm, please visit

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