Quantum Confinement And Its Effect On The Thermoelectric Performance For Thermal Management

A technical paper titled “Enhanced thermoelectric performance via quantum confinement in a metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor for thermal management” was published by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories and Kansas State University. Abstract: "The performance of thermoelectric devices is gauged by the dimensionless figure of merit ZT. Improving ZT has proven to be a ... » read more

Silicon-based Power Semis Face Challenges

Suppliers of power semiconductors continue to develop and ship devices based on traditional silicon technology, but silicon is nearing its limits and faces increased competition from technologies like GaN and SiC. In response, the industry is finding ways to extend traditional silicon-based power devices. Chipmakers are eking out more performance and prolonging the technology, at least in th... » read more