Wide-Bandgap Semis

August 2021
onsemi to Purchase GT Advanced Technologies
The COVID 19 pandemic has left global supply chains in tatters. Automotive manufacturers are cutting production as they can’t get enough chips. Chip fabs are also struggling to get the materials necessary to fulfil orders for automotive manufacturers and other verticals. Everyone seems to be struggling to se
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Date:
08/27/2021

Cree/Wolfspeed, STMicroelectronics Expand 150mm SiC Wafer Agreement
Cree, Inc. and STMicroelectronics announced the expansion of an existing multi-year, long-term silicon carbide wafer supply agreement. The amended agreement, which calls for Cree to supply ST with 150mm silicon carbide bare and epitaxial wafers over the next several years, is now worth more than $800 million
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Date:
08/18/2021
500W Stereo Gallium Nitride Streaming Hi-Fi Audio Amplifier
Just add speakers! The Starkrimson Streamer Ultra combines a DAC, streamer, and amplifier all inside an easy-to-use enclosure that will blend into any décor. The Starkrimson Streamer Ultra represents a new kind of high-end audio system that offers commanding performance in a discreet package. It can pe
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Date:
08/16/2021
Integrated ACF controller incorporates four functions
There is a new trend in the industry where manufacturers no longer include power adapters with their products. As with many trends, this one started, or at least was made popular by Apple who stopped shipping adapters with their iPhones. That lead has been followed by Samsung and other manufacturers. As the majori
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Date:
08/13/2021
Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 Compliant 100 W USB-C PD PPS Charger
Transphorm, Inc. announced a collaboration with power solutions manufacturer Salom to bring to market a Quick Charge 5 compliant 100 watt GaN power adapter that is slated for release in Q4 2021.  The new USB-C Power Delivery (USB-C PD) charger will pair with Quick Charge 5 technology—capable of chargi
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Date:
08/12/2021
New Higher-Performance, Lower-Cost Transistors
GaN Systems introduced two new transistors in the industry’s broadest portfolio of GaN power transistors. The transistors are packaged in a standard 8×8 mm PDFN package. The GS-065-011-2-L allows users to reduce the cost per watt of delivered powered in 45W to 150W applications and the GS-065-030-2-L is th
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Date:
08/10/2021
UnitedSiC launches FET-Jet Calculator v2
UnitedSiC has launched an upgrade to its FET-Jet Calculator. This new version (v2) significantly streamlines the SiC FET and Schottky diode selection process and simplifies the analysis of all power related results. First launched in March, this simple, registration-free online tool facilitates the designer’s se
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Date:
08/10/2021
1700 V SiC Schottky Barrier Diodes Offer Faster Switching
Littelfuse, Inc. announced the expansion of its silicon carbide (SiC) diodes portfolio to include the 1700 V-class.  The LSIC2SD170Bxx Series SiC Schottky Diodes are available in the TO-247-2L package with a choice of current ratings (10A, 25A, or 50A). The
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Date:
08/03/2021