Tech Talk

February 2022
Infineon Invests Over €2 Billion in New Frontend Fab
There was a time where the trend in the semiconductor industry was to move to a fabless strategy. Why bother with the expense of a fab and gaining the expertise in-house to take care of complex manufacturing, when you could easily subcontract to a specialist who’d make your chips cheaply and with higher yields t
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Date:
02/22/2022

Digital Control for GaN Switches
Digital control of power has been used in the silicon domain for well over a decade, and the benefits are now widely recognized. The ability to quickly adjust output on-the-fly to suit the load conditions has provided a large boost in efficiency for power circuits. That is not the only benefit - digital power mak
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Date:
02/16/2022
The Largest GaN Start-up in the World
The above title was ostensibly a throwaway remark by Peter Rogerson, the Senior Director of Marketing at Innoscience for North America and Europe on a call last week, but the more I thought about it, the more it seemed appropriate. While not many start-ups have the backing of industry giants such as Arm and SK Hyn
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Date:
02/08/2022
1,700V Switcher ICs Allow 1000V EV Designs
There is an ongoing trend in electric vehicle (EV) design to move to a higher voltage operation. Most of the initial tranche of EVs had a battery voltage of 400V for cars and 600V for heavier vehicles, but manufacturers are now making the transition to 800V and in some cases even higher voltages. Even the manufa
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Date:
02/01/2022