|Description||One key part of improved cost and performance for almost all alternative energy solutions--from electric and hybrid vehicles, to solar and wind power, to a more efficient electrical grid, to more efficient appliances—is smarter power management. As these niches now start to expand into serious markets, they’ll help push total demand for power management semiconductors to $45 billion by 2014, according to IHS iSuppli. But these high voltage, high current, high temperature markets make unique demands on chip and package processes and materials, for integration, thermal management, cost, size and reliability. Leading technologists will report on recent progress and the next key issues.|
Kevin Anderson (Biography)
Brice LeGouic (Biography)
Zhenxian Liang, Ph.D. (Biography)
|3:15pm-3:40pm||"GaN Based Power Devices: Energy Efficiency, Power Processing Density and Cost Effectiveness"
Michael Briere (Biography)
Executive Scientific Consultant and Principle
ACOO Enterprises, LLC ( under contract to International Rectifier)
|3:40pm-4:05pm||"Record Efficient Energy Conversion and Power Density in Solar Inverter and Other Markets Using Silicon Carbide Power Semiconductor Technology"
Jeffrey Casady, Ph.D. (Biography)
President, CTO and Co-founder
Ted Letavic, Ph.D. (Biography)
Senior Technical Staff Member
|Session Moderator:||Pete Singer, Group Editorial Director for Pennwells electronics publications|