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The University of Tokyo and Mitsubishi Electric Showed New Method for Enhancing SiC Reliability

The University of Tokyo and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation reported having developed what they believe to be an all-new mechanism for improving the reliability of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductor devices. The researchers initially reported the achievement at The International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM2018) in San Francisco, California on December 3…

Inergy Kodiak Extreme Portable Generator to Feature Transphorm's GaN Technology

Transphorm Inc. along with solar energy innovator Inergy and design partner Telcodium Inc. announced that the upcoming Inergy Kodiak Extreme employs high-voltage GaN technology. The soon-to-be-released Kodiak Extreme portable electric generator from Inergy utilizes a photovoltaic (PV) inverter and battery charger integrating Transphorm’s JEDEC-qualified GaN platform. [caption id="attachment_287821" align="alignleft" width="277"]…

G&H Installs Veeco SPECTOR IBS Optical Coating System

Gooch & Housego (G&H), a supplier of high quality super-polished optical components, announced the successful installation of Veeco’s SPECTOR® Ion Beam Sputtering (IBS) Optical Coating System. The installation of the SPECTOR IBS Optical Coating System at G&H’s Moorpark, California facility supports G&H’s growing portfolio of optics for visible, ultraviolet, and…

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EpiGaN Orders Aixtron AIX G5+ C MOCVD System

Aixtron SE announced that EpiGaN ordered an AIX G5+ C MOCVD system to boost its production capacity of large diameter GaN-on-Si and GaN-on-SiC epiwafers. Belgian company EpiGaN concentrates on GaN-on-Si as well as GaN-on-SiC material product solutions for telecom, power electronics, and sensor applications. The company intends to install the …

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Infineon Acquires Siltectra for its Cold Split Technology

Infineon Technologies AG of Munich, Germany reports that it has acquired Siltectra GmbH, a start-up located in Dresden. The start-up, which was established in 2010, has developed an innovative technology (Cold Split) to efficiently process crystal material with minimal loss of material compared to common sawing technologies. After the acquisition …

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ON Semiconductor Introduces IPMs for Electric Vehicles

ON Semiconductor introduced IPMs for electric and plugin hybrid electric vehicles.

ON Semiconductor of Phoenix, Arizona USA, launched new Automotive Intelligent Power Modules (IPMs) that enhance overall performance in high-voltage DC-DC conversion and onboard charging (OBC), and other applications for electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). IPMs Offer Very High Power Density The IPMs deliver extremely high power …

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