During his years of power system and semiconductor experiences, Joe was more and more aware of the technical and strategical advantages around good gate drive systems for MOS and wide-band gap FET`s.
Meanwhile, Dermot , a life-long friend and experienced power applications engineer, was designing evaluation boards with GaN switches...and he quickly saw that the gate drivers on the market were not able to fully leverage the potential of WBG switches. In 2014 Dermot and Joe sat down for a coffee .....
Mid 2015, Joe asked Karl (another friend, professor of electronics at University of Limerick) for some feedback on the IC design, and the next day...Karl was on board this exiting project.
Their backgrounds in both in the power system and the semiconductor worlds, has been the bed rock of Heyday’s technology development. While these are similar fields, they are not the same and it is difficult to find experts with both faculties. The combination of both expertises mixed with a good deal of creativity and bold thinking were the driver (pun intended!) of the company’s direction and R&D efforts.
From then on, the team has been, and still is, growing quickly with motivated and smart people working together on technology, business development, applications, packaging, foundry management, customer support and more.
We're having fun innovating and learning together!
We commit to our mission (a world with safe and clean energy)
We solve our customer's problems and build long-term relationships
We embrace a changing world
We question the status quo
We prefer to fail rather than not trying
We are responsible and respectful people
We are Heyday's best assets
We enjoy our work and are passionate about it
We know a better world starts with ourselves