Industry 4.0 brings rise to an era of smart factory floors that synergize mass production capabilities with automation, robotics, and M2M communication. Modern factories and industrial spaces must be increasingly intelligent and efficient with capital, costs, and energy, whether it’s for pharmaceuticals, chemical, transportation, medical devices or fulfillment centers. However, power system design is reaching the theoretical limits of Silicon-based power devices. With its smaller, more energy-efficient and costeffective capabilities, gallium nitride (GaN) plays a leading role in Industry 4.0. Paul Wiener, VP Strategic Marketing, GaN Systems, Ottawa, Canada