Alfred Hesener is a Senior Director Industrial and Consumer Applications with Navitas Semiconductor, El Segundo CA (USA), located in Munich (Germany). His current work is focusing on driving the state of the art in industrial power conversion and electric motor applications using wide bandgap semiconductors. Previous positions include Head of Application Engineering and Product Definition for Infineon Technologies, Industrial Products Division, and Head of Regional Marketing and Application Engineering, Fairchild Semiconductor. He holds an MSEE in Microelectronics from Darmstadt University of Technology.
Navitas’ latest generation of GaNFast™ single and half-bridge power ICs with GaNSense™ technology integrates power, drive, control, sensing, protection, and level-shift isolation, to deliver the simplest, smallest, and most reliable solution. GaNFast power ICs reduce system cost and total cost of ownership (TCO) in consumer and industrial markets such as white goods, power supplies and lighting applications. In many of these applications, heatsinks can be eliminated or significantly reduced in size due to the efficiency improvements enabled by GaN power ICs. The GaNSense technology integrates loss-less current sensing in combination with autonomous temperature and current protection, offering superior, fast, and reliable protection in abnormal operating conditions, to create extremely robust and high performance applications.