A smaller, more powerful GaN charger for the iPhone 13


Apple reportedly planned for smaller, more powerful versions of its USB-C wall chargers. The report comes from Digitimes, which says Navitas Semiconductor is expected to secure orders for gallium nitride, or GaN, chargers from Apple in 2021.


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The report published by our Taiwanese colleagues specifies that the TSMC supplier will be included in the process and will provide the GaN chips to Navitas:


     Ireland-based Navitas Semiconductor, US-based Power Integrations and Innoscience in China is the world's top three providers of GaN chip-based fast-charging solutions. Navitas is expected to secure orders from Apple and other vendors in 2021, with TSMC, expected to supply GaN chips. 


The details are still thin, but the need for Apple to embrace GaN technology is growing as third-party accessory makers enter the market. A variety of companies make GaN chargers that are both smaller and faster than the USB-C chargers Apple includes with its MacBook lineup or those sold separately for its iPhones. In fact, Navitas created the GaNFast solution, which is the gallium nitride technology used by brands such as Xiaomi and ESR, Anker, or Aukey. Apple can use Navitas technology to make its chargers similar in size and power, up to 300W.


This isn't the first time we've heard of Apple's plans to release new chargers sometime in 2021. Trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported last month that Apple will likely release ' 2 or 3 new chargers in 2021 ”, and we speculated at the moment that it could be more powerful wall chargers with faster charging using GaN technology. Apple's line of chargers has grown quite complex in recent years. Adopting GaN technology could help Apple streamline its charging range and make it more versatile with dual-port designs, faster performance, and more. Who dreams of a 15-minute charge for the iPhone 13?


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