Power Devices/Amplifiers

Mitsubishi Electric to Launch Ka-Band GaN PA for Satellite Earth Stations

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, reported that it plans to introduce a Ka-band (26-40GHz) 8W gallium nitride (GaN) power amplifier for satellite earth stations. The high-electron mobility transistor (HEMT) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) amplifier, designated the MGFG5H3001, offers low distortion and an output power rating of 8W. The …

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Infineon Launches CoolSiC™ Schottky Diode 650 V G6

Infineon Technologies AG of Munich, Germany has launched the CoolSiC™ Schottky diode 650 V G6. The company designed this latest product in the CoolSiC diode family based upon the distinctive traits of the G5, offering reliability, quality, and improved efficiency. According to Infineon, the CoolSiC G6 diodes perfectly complement the …

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Dr. Matsunami Awarded Honda Prize for Pioneering SiC Work

The Honda Foundation, a public-interest incorporated foundation that Honda Motor Co. founder Soichiro Honda created, reported that the Honda Prize 2017 will go to Dr. Hiroyuki Matsunami, Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University for his contributions to pioneering research about “silicon carbide (SiC) power devices” and their practical applications. The Honda Prize, …

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Energous Introduces Near Field WattUp Wireless Charging Solution

Energous Corporation the creator of the WattUp®, an innovative wire-free charging solution that offers over-the-air power-at-a-distance, today announced the release of a new, high-power, Near Field WattUp charging solution. WattUp differs from older wireless charging technologies in that it can deliver contained power, at a distance, to multiple devices. The …

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NCSU Researchers Introduce PRESiCE™ SiC Manufacturing Process to Lower Cost for Entering SiC Power Device Market

North Carolina State University researchers are introducing a new manufacturing process and chip design for silicon carbide (SiC) power devices. The team developed the process called PRESiCE™ with support from Department of Energy’s the PowerAmerica Institute. The goal of the new process is to make entry into the SiC marketplace …

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ARPA-E Grants $30 Million for 21 Power Converter Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced $30 million in funding for 21 novel projects. The funding is part of the Creating Innovative and Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semiconductors (CIRCUITS) program. CIRCUITS project teams intend to expedite the development and deployment of unique electric …

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