The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Semiconductor Committee is sponsoring the Industry Session at APEC 2018 titled “Latest Advances in Device and Package Technology for High-Power, High-Frequency Switching Devices.” The session will take place on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. in Room 206 of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Focusing on new and evolving technologies and applications that play important roles in power electronics, Industry Session (IS01) comprises seven technology presentations by experts from Navitas, VisIC, Infineon Technologies, GeneSiC, Unted Silicon Carbide and Microsemi Corp. The purpose of this session is to provide an overview of advanced topologies and applications operating at high frequencies – and how they are enabled by the latest silicon and wide bandgap power devices. The session’s presentations will cover a wide representation of silicon (Si), Gallium Nitride (GaN) and Silicon Carbide (SiC) topics:
• “GaN Power ICs Enable Breakthroughs in Adapter Performance,”
Dan Kinzer (Navitas Semiconductor)
• “Industry First 1200V Half Bridge IPM Module Based on GaN Technology,”
Tamara Baksht (VisIC)
• “The Value of GaN Emode HEMTs for High Density and High Efficiency Applications,”
Gerald Deboy (Infineon Technologies)
• “Trench-Based SiC Power MOSFETs – an Example of How to Merge Performance, Robustness and Further Application Relevant Features,” Peter Friedrichs (Infineon Technologies)
• “Improving Totem-Pole PFC and On Board Charger Performance with Next Generation Components,” Anup Bhalla (United Silicon Carbide)
• “SiC Power MOSFETs for Emerging High Voltage Applications,” Ranbir Singh (GeneSiC)
• “Design of High Performance Power Conversion Systems for More Electric Aircrafts,” Shweta Sanjeev (Microsemi Corporation)
One of the key motivations of this session is to alert the community to new applications operating at high frequencies and to show them how these applications are being enabled by the latest semiconductor devices, particularly wide bandgap (WBG) devices. In addition to being informative, this Industry Session will provide an opportunity for attendees to interact with other professionals who are active in this area and to learn about the present and future impact of power semiconductors on the power electronics industry.