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SiC Power Inversion Chips for PV & EVs

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Anna Vaughan
Anna Vaughan
8/20/2015 9:39:51 AM
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The Silicon Devices and Integrated Circuits
The Silicon Devices and Integrated Circuits (SiDIC) area includes such sub-areas as semiconductor materials and processing, modelling and simulation of electronic devices, fabrication technologies for electronic devices, and integrated circuits. The diversity of areas of applications are diverse includes high performance IC technologies, large area electronics digital medical imaging applications, flexible electronics, display applications, and photovoltaic energy conversion.

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analoging
analoging
5/23/2013 3:39:15 PM
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Re: SiC Power Inversion Chips for PV & EVs
Thanks for the comments. SiC has a lot riding on the future of electric cars- no pun intended. It is the material of choice for power control systems in next-gen electric cars. However, the cars themselves are already too expensive for the average person and adding SiC chips will not make them more affordable. EVs cannot simply hope gas prices will continue to rise over the next 5 years since that is NOT a well-defined consensus forecast due to the discovery of new oil/gas natural resources, especially in the US.

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Dirceu
Dirceu
5/22/2013 11:14:56 AM
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Re: SiC Power Inversion Chips for PV & EVs
   The first time I heard about an application for Silicon Carbide in power semiconductors, was in a ST seminar a few years ago (about a SiC diode). I wonder how things evolved from there, for example, regarding the availability of MOSFETs and IGBTs based on SiC. I live in a country where electric cars are far from becoming commonplace. How are those initiatives to raise the battery voltage to 42V? I ask because it seems that Silicon carbide is suitable for applications in high voltage and high temperature.

"... Note the stagnant market for electric cars will not help the cause of SiC for these applications nor will falling gasoline prices ..."

This reminds me the documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car?" from 2006, about the General Motors EV1.

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