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Navitas: World’s First CarbonNeutral®-CertifiedSemiconductor Company

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Advances mission to “Electrify Our World™” as each next-gen GaN power IC saves 4 kg CO2

Navitas Semiconductor, industry-leader in GaN power ICs,announced that it is the world’s first semiconductor company to achieve CarbonNeutral®-company certification from the leading experts on carbon-neutrality and climate finance, Natural Capital Partners. Achieving CarbonNeutral-companycertification is another milestone towards Navitas’ mission to “Electrify Our World” and to help Navitas’ customers achieve their own sustainabilitygoals.

Gallium nitride (GaN) is a next-generation semiconductor technology that runs up to 20x faster than legacy silicon and enables up to 3x more power, 40% energy savings and 3x faster charging in half the size and weight. Navitas’ GaNFast™ power ICs integrate GaN power and drive plus sensing, protection and control to deliver simple, small, fast and efficient power-conversion performance.

Navitas is the market-leader in GaN power semiconductors with over 50,000,000 units shipped, zero reported GaN-related field-failures, and a 20-year warranty. Similar industry-leadership in sustainability can be charted through a series of milestones, backed by third-party partnerships, and verified analysis:

  • May 2021:First power GaN company to commit to the Paris Accord’s 1.5°C target, via Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)
  •  Aug 2021: Completed Organization LifeCycle Assessment (LCA) with 3rd party LCA expert EarthShift Global, quantifying Navitas Scopes 1-3 carbon impacts for all corporate and supplier impacts in 2020
  •  Jan 2022: Completed ISO14040/14044-compliant comparative LifeCycle Assessment of a GaN Power IC vs. Si high-voltage FET and GaN-based 65W USB-C charger vs. Si-based 65W USB-C charger, demonstrating significant carbon-savings benefits of GaN vs. Si devices and USB-C chargers
  •  Jan 2022:Repeated Organization LifeCycle Assessment (LCA) with 3rd party LCA expert EarthShift Global, quantifying Navitas Scopes 1-3 carbon impacts for all corporate and supplier-impacts in 2021
  •  Feb 2022:First power GaN company to publish a sustainability report that comprehensively quantifies the positive impact of GaN power semiconductors on climate change based on global standards, verified by EarthShift Global
  • May 2022:First semiconductor company to achieve CarbonNeutral-company certification from the leading experts on carbon-neutrality and climate finance, Natural Capital Partners

Through extensive, 3rd party verified analysis Navitas has shown that GaN devices currently have a 70% reduction in carbon footprint to produce vs. Si and drive a 30%+ reduction in manufacturing and use phase impacts for our customers. CombiningGaN’s inherent benefits with Navitas’ low carbon-footprint business-model has led to Navitas achieving CarbonNeutral-company certification.

Navitas has quantified all Scope 1-3 emissions for the past 2 years of operations and is committed to continue annual reporting of emissions as we work to reduce emissions intensity and pursue a mission to replace Si devices with lower carbon-footprint GaN solutions.

Navitas’CarbonNeutral-company certification meets all the requirements of Natural Capital Partners’CarbonNeutralProtocol and goes beyond, to include all product manufacturing and distribution-related emissions. These emissions are compensated for through verified emission reductions (VERs), also known as ‘carbon offsets’. Navitas’ purchased VERs are renewable-energy projects in rural India – in line with the mission to “Electrify Our World” and transition from fossil fuels.

“CarbonNeutral-company certification is a major sustainability achievement for Navitas,in parallel with significant increases in GaN power IC production,” said Anthony Schiro Navitas VP of Quality & Sustainability. “Natural Capital Partners’ support has been critical, guiding us to constructive, verified company metrics and credible offsets.Manufacturing a GaN power IC has a 4x-10x lower CO2 footprint than for a silicon chip, and when you consider the end use power application, the improved efficiency and reduction in materials, sizeandweight of the charger, delivers a 4 kg net-reduction in CO2emissions for every GaN IC shipped.”

“Navitas joins a future-focused group including Microsoft, Logitech, VMware and Sky in working with Natural Capital Partners to source high-quality offsets that deliver on the UN’s Global Goals for maximum impact,” said Saskia Feast, Managing Director, Global Client Solutions at Natural Capital Partners. “All our projects are independently validated and verified, ensuring our clients’ climate action is robust.”

“Our customers – like Samsung, Dell, Xiaomi and Lenovo – all have critical sustainability goals and can appreciate the huge CO2-reduction benefits delivered by GaN power ICs vs. the old, slow silicon chips,” said Gene Sheridan, Navitas CEO and co-founder. “In the big picture, GaN has the potential to reduce up to 2.6 Gton / year in CO2 emissions by 2050.”

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