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GAN Systems receives CleanTech award

Ottawa-based power semiconductor player secures a place in the 2019 Global Cleantech 100 out of more than 13,000 innovators from over 90 countries


GaN Systems, the global leader in GaN (gallium nitride) power semiconductors, has been named by Cleantech Group in the prestigious 2019 Global Cleantech 100. 

The Global Cleantech 100 is an annual guide to the leading companies and themes in sustainable innovation. It features the private, independent, for-profit companies best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges. This year marks the 10th edition of the list.

“We are honored to be named in the 2019 Global Cleantech 100,” says GaN System CEO Jim Witham. “It is yet another validation of our current traction as the leader in GaN power semiconductors and as a company that is well-positioned to continue to transform innovative energy-efficient solutions.”

Nominations and insight from a global 87-member expert panel

The list combines Cleantech Group’s research data with qualitative judgements from nominations and insight from a global 87-member expert panel comprised of leading investors and experts from corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation scouting. From pioneers and veterans to new entrants, the expert panel broadly represents the global cleantech community and results in a list with a powerful base of respect and support from many important players within the cleantech innovation ecosystem.

“Our tenth edition is dominated by innovations for the future of food and mobility, and a decentralized and digitized future not only for energy, but for the industrial world more generally,” said Richard Youngman, CEO, Cleantech Group. “This is a far cry from the dominance of hardware, solar and biofuels in the inaugural Global Cleantech 100 in 2009.”