Wide-Bandgap Semis

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
Infineon's CoolSiC Power Module Reduces Energy Consumption of Streetcars by 10%
The global trend to gradually eliminate the use of fossil fuels has challenging consequences for numerous industries, including transportation. The transition toward green mobility, for example, entails a reduction in short-haul flights and travel by car, which in turn will encourage the growth of rail transportation. Go
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Date:
02/14/2022
Cambridge GaN Devices Launches Project to cut Global Data Center Emissions

Dr Giorgia Longobardi, CEO and founder of Cambridge GaN Devices

Fabless semiconductor company Cambridge GaN Devices Ltd. (CGD) has launched ICeData, a project aiming to develop and commercialise a highly efficient Gallium Nitride (GaN)-based IC (integrated circuit) for use in data centre server power supplies. The primary goal of the ICeData project is to deliver state-o
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Date:
02/11/2022
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
SiC FETs in Traction Applications Maximize Efficiency

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Figure 1: Figure of merit RDS∙A compared for technologies at increasing voltage rating

A traction inverter is an application that is peculiarly unique; power conversion electronics is generally pushing to ever-higher switching frequencies for higher power density, but a motor drive typically seen in an EV is still operating around 20kHz. The reason is that the magnetic element is the motor, which is
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Date:
02/04/2022

 


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