What are power semiconductors and why are we seeing so much industrial growth in the Power Semiconductor sector? In the past, we have used (Si) also known as silicon as a substrate for semiconductor chip manufacturing. With the industry growth & demand for servers, portable electronics, electric vehicles, and EV charging stations we have also seen an increased demand for products that can handle higher voltages, higher temperatures, and of course a reduction in the size of the chips.
The industry has faced many challenges meeting this demand, due to the fact that (Si) Silicon is not able to handle these higher limits. Now, with the advanced discovery of one Power Semiconductor, Silicon carbide (SiC) is a next-generation material that aims to significantly reduce power losses and enable higher power densities and frequency switching while reducing heat dissipation, thus enabling it to use electrical energy more effectively. According to Maurizio Di Paolo Emilio, PhD, an industry expert, "the semiconductor industry is focused on wide bandgap materials for energy and EV applications in particular." As the global demand for these technologies grows, we will continue to see the advancements in technology that will bring us into the new world of safer, cleaner, and faster innovations.