The power electronics landscape is rapidly evolving. There is a global demand for a carbon-neutral society, with the devastating effects of climate change becoming more apparent every year. Simultaneously the societal demand for increased energy usage is accelerating. Generation from renewable energy sources is critical in creating a sustainable planet, equally important is how we convert and use this energy. This is where power electronics comes into play.
Wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors have the potential to revolutionize how we distribute, convert and consume energy. They have been available in the market for twenty years, however, only now are we seeing the tipping point of widespread adoption.
In this webinar, we will look at how power semiconductor technology has evolved from the original dawn of semiconductor technology in the middle of the last century, through the development of advanced silicon power device concepts into the wide bandgap era. Finally looking beyond to what the next ten years may hold.
We will also look at some of TechInsights most recent power device analysis including the Navitas NV6128 gallium nitride (GaN) power IC. Beginning with a device overview through detailed reverse engineering analysis including atomic scale characterization via transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to this cutting-edge device’s potential applications. We may be on the verge of GaN breaking through from consumer applications into the light industrial and even automotive markets.