Navitas Semiconductor was formed in 2013 to enable a high-speed revolution in power electronics. Power systems can achieve a dramatic improvement in charging speed, power densities and cost reduction if high switching frequencies can be combined with high energy efficiencies. Navitas makes this revolution possible with the invention of the industry’s first GaN power ICs which enable up to a 100x increase in switching speeds while increasing energy savings by 40% or more. The origin of the company’s name, Navitas, is Latin for ”energy” which fits our focus on energy savings as well as the energy we are bringing to accelerate the market and lead a high speed revolution in power electronics.
Navitas was founded by a management team with an extraordinary track record of innovation and business creation in power electronics. In aggregate, the team is credited with industry achievements and successes that include over 200 issued patents, 200 industry papers & presentations and the development of over 100 industry-leading power semiconductor technologies including the industry’s first commercial planar power MOSFETs, first high-voltage power ICs, first driver + MOSFET integration, first application-specific power MOS chip-sets, first cascode GaN power FETs and many others across all major power electronics markets. In total, the Navitas management team is responsible for the creation of over $4B of new power semiconductor business during their careers.
Navitas is funded by the company’s management team along with top venture capitalists that have an equally attractive track record in building extraordinary businesses that have had a significant impact on the electronics industry. Capricorn Investment Group manages a multi-billion $ portfolio for the Jeff Skoll Group with a mission to invest in breakthrough technologies to address the world’s most pressing problems. Atlantic Bridge manages over $500M in assets with a focus on semi, software and infrastructure companies that have the ambition to disrupt major markets. Navitas’ first investor, MalibuIQ, possessed the early vision in seeding the company in 2013 with a focus on emerging technologies in the material science markets. Taken in aggregate, Navitas it backed by investors with over $1B under management and a shared vision to completely change the landscape of the $30B power electronics market.
Navitas is leading an industry eco-system of companies that share our vision in creating a new class of high-frequency, high-efficiency and high-density power electronics. From mobile, lighting and consumer to enterprise, solar and electric vehicles, massive changes will be made possible in the next decade by these exciting new technologies that are being deployed today. If interested to learn more or join this initiative, please contact Navitas at Info@NavitasSemi.com.