M-SIC AND WIDE BANDGAP POWER ELECTRONICS
The Value of WBG Technology
- Silicon carbide-based WBG semiconductors will pave the way for exciting innovations in power electronics, solid-state lighting, and other diverse applications across multiple industrial and clean energy sectors.
- WBG semiconductors permit devices to operate at much higher temperatures, voltages, and frequencies—making the power electronic modules using these materials significantly more powerful and energy efficient than those made from conventional semiconductor materials.
- Realizing the energy-saving potential of WBG semiconductors will require the development of cutting- edge manufacturing processes that can produce high-quality WBG materials, devices, and modules at an affordable cost. Investing in this innovative technology will help U.S. industry maintain a competitive edge.
- The Bottom Line: WBG Technology is smaller, lighter, faster, and capable of running at higher temperatures and more efficiently than the current standard offerings.
Pallidus M-SiC is a disruptive product breaking the long-maintained industry paradigm that a wafer manufacturer must vertically integrate to achieve a low cost solution. The unique attributes of M-SiC enable the production of high performance silicon carbide wafers, delivering improved economics and efficiencies throughout the value chain while offering the possibility of expanding the SiC wafer market into areas that are not currently economically feasible.
- Market segment growth can be achieved through wafer cost reduction. A 50% reduction in wafer price would lead to a 400% increase in demand.
Value of Pallidus M-SiC to the SiC-based WBG semiconductor industry:
- Consistently improves process yield
- Drives SiC wafers down the cost curve, speeding adoption rate and enabling expansion into new markets
- Unique product structure enables new technologies
A FOUNDATION FOR GREEN ENERGY
According to the United States Department of Energy, wide bandgap (WBG) silicon carbide based semiconductor materials allow power electronic components to be smaller, faster, more reliable, and more efficient than their silicon (Si) based counter parts. These capabilities make it possible to reduce weight, volume, and life-cycle costs in a wide range of power applications. Harnessing these capabilities can lead to dramatic energy savings in industrial processing and consumer appliances, accelerate widespread use of electric vehicles and fuel cells, and help integrate renewable energy onto the electric grid.
Superior silicon carbide semiconductor materials enable greater energy efficiency in industrial power electronics and clean energy technologies.