â€œElectrify Our Worldâ„¢â€ mission recognized in ESG Investingâ€™s â€˜Best Sustainabilityâ€™ and â€˜Best Climate-Relatedâ€™ categories
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Navitas SemiconductorÂ (Nasdaq: NVTS), the pure-play, industry leader in next-generation power semiconductors, announced achievements in ESG Investingâ€™s ESG Reporting Awards 2022 (technology and telecoms).
Navitasâ€™ mission is to â€˜Electrify Our Worldâ„¢â€™ using gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC) technology to accelerate the transition from 80% fossil-fuel sources of electricity and uses, to 80% renewable sources and electrical uses.
ESG Investing is the leading global media platform publishing news and features on ESG and sustainable investing for fund managers, institutional investors and listed companies. The ESG Reporting Awards 2022 are the only awards devoted to assessing the best-listed companies in the area of sustainability and climate-related reporting. In less than a year as a publicly-listed company, Navitas achieved:
â€˜Best Sustainability Reportingâ€™ â€“ finalist
â€˜Best Climate-Related Reporting (Mid-Cap)â€™ â€“ runner-up.
Navitas published the worldâ€™s first GaN sustainability report: â€œElectrify Our Worldâ„¢â€ to quantify the positive impact of GaN power semiconductors on climate change, based on global standards. Then in May 2022, Navitas became the worldâ€™s first semiconductor company to be CarbonNeutralÂ®-certified. As of August 2022, over 100,000 tons of CO2Â had been saved by the transition from legacy silicon chips to Navitas GaN power ICs.
â€œOur GaN and SiC technologies accelerate the evolution from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources and energy-efficient, electricity-based applications,â€ says Anthony Schiro, Navitas' VP of Quality & Sustainability. â€œSustainability and clean energy are at the very heart of what we do, so it is a great honor to be recognized for our comprehensive approach & commitment in this critical area and to have further validation of our mission to â€˜Electrify the Worldâ„¢â€™.â€
GaN has up to a 10x-lower CO2 footprint for manufacturing and shipping compared to silicon, while reducing the end-application CO2 footprint by up to 30%. Each GaN power IC shipped saves a net 4 kg of CO2, and GaN offers the potential to address a reduction of 2.6 Gtons CO2/yr by 2050 â€“ equivalent to the CO2 generated by over 650 coal-fired power stations, over six billion barrels of oil, over 560 million ICE passenger cars â€“ or the annual electricity use of over 470 million homes.
Navitas SemiconductorÂ (Nasdaq: NVTS) is the only pure-play, next-generation power-semiconductor company, founded in 2014. GaNFastâ„¢ power ICs integrate gallium nitride (GaN) power and drive, with control, sensing, and protection to enable faster charging, higher power density, and greater energy savings. Complementary GeneSiCâ„¢ power devices are optimized high-power, high-voltage, and high-reliability silicon carbide (SiC) solutions. Focus markets include mobile, consumer, data center, EV, solar, wind, smart grid, and industrial. Over 185 Navitas patents are issued or pending. Over 50 million GaN units have been shipped with zero reported GaN field failures, and Navitas introduced the industryâ€™s first and only 20-year warranty. Navitas is the worldâ€™s first semiconductor company to beÂ CarbonNeutralÂ®-certified.
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