A “life cycle thinking” approach to assess differences in the energy use of SiC vs. Si power semiconductors

Wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors have the potential to provide significant improvements in energy efficiency over conventional Silicon (Si) semiconductors. While the potential for energy efficiency gains is widely researched, the relation to the energy use during manufacturing processes remains insufficiently studied. This question is especially relevant for Silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors, as there are some […]

Switching Elements of the Thrifty Variety – GERMAN

Abstract: From cell phones to cars to data centers: The diverse electrical applications that visibly and invisibly shape our everyday life all contain switching elements made of semiconductor materials. These powerful electronic components have huge energy-savings potential that can be realized by using so-called wide-bandgap semiconductors. This is the conclusion of an expert report of […]

PECTA Pre-scoping study – New power electronic materials and devices and its impact on the energy efficiency – Assessment Study for 4E Annex preparation

In the beginning of 2017, a new Annex to the IEA 4E TCP (Technology Collaboration Program of Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment) has been planned. The Power Electronic Conversion Technology Annex (PECTA) is designed as a platform to assess the efficiency benefit of using the emerging WBG technology. This report is part of the PECTA preparation […]