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Transphorm's Product Go Into Mass Deployment In Japan

Goleta-based Transphorm, which develops Gallium Nitride (GaN) power conversion technology, reported today that Japanese customer Yaskawa Electric Company has gone into mass production on a product that uses its devices. Transphorm says that Yaskawa has shipped a 4.5 kW, indoor photovoltaic (PV) inverter, which uses the company's platform. The company is expected annual production of 34,000 of thse systems, which are used to convert photovoltaic, solar energy into AC power. Transphorm said its products have 98% plus peak efficiency than traditional, silicon-based modules, which provides more power and allows for fan-free operation and a smaller size. Transphorm is venture backed by such investors as Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Lux Capital, and many others.


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