Wide Band Gap—The Revolution In Power Semiconductors


New government regulations and industry standards are leading companies to adopt wide bandgap (WBG) power solutions, both to reduce their carbon footprint and to meet increasing demand for higher power systems aimed at electric vehicles, renewable energy, datacenters, and other markets. The automotive industry is one of the biggest markets driving demand for WBG power devices. The European U... » read more

SiC Chip Demand Surges


The silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductor market is experiencing a sudden surge in demand amid growth for electric vehicles and other systems. But the demand also is causing a tight supply of SiC-based devices in the market, prompting some vendors to add fab capacity in the midst of a tricky wafer-size transition. Some SiC device makers are transitioning from 4- to 6-inch wafers in the f... » read more

How To More Accurately Predict The Field Reliability Of Automotive Power Electronics


If your company makes planes, trains, automobiles, medical devices, computers, and communication systems, or you are a large electronic device supplier, the reliability of your products in the field is crucial to your business success. The growing market for electric and hybrid vehicles is increasing the pressure on life-time performance of the devices that power them. Estimating the actual fie... » read more