eeDesignIt interviews Jim Witham, CEO of GaN Systems

GaN is changing the way we power things, and that’s becoming increasingly evident whether you look at consumer, automotive, 5G, or industrial power applications.

Take 5G — It’s high bandwidth and low latency. From the consumer standpoint, that means fast video downloads with no lag.

But as Jim Witham, CEO of GaN Systems, says, “The dirty little secret with 5G is that big data is done at high frequency at approximately 28 gigahertz, and 28 gigahertz doesn’t go through the wall. It doesn’t go through windows that have low emissivity glass because there’s metal in it. It bounces and goes right back out. We use our computers inside, we use our phones inside. They’re supposed to work on a problem that the industry has to solve, and we’re helping solve that…”

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