R&D Showcase: Integrating Wide Bandgap and High Performance Silicon Semiconductors into Systems

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Progress in wide bandgap semiconductors is opening up significant market opportunities in high performance electronic systems. However, to ensure maximum performance impact, this is creating significant challenges and opportunities in system design and integration that affects the entire value chain. At the same time, the application of systems thinking to high performance silicon-based systems are also developing at a rapid pace.

Recent Technology and business roadmapping by Powerelectronics UK has shown that there is considerable UK industrial and academic R&D activity across the high performance system value chain from materials growth through to system integration.

The purpose of this workshop is to showcase key R&D projects that are being carried out within the UK community, covering the supply chain and engaging key end markets such as Automotive, Aerospace and Energy.

The aim of the workshop is therefore not only to communicate current innovation activity, but provide the community a platform from which to collaborate and develop new ideas and projects.

Draft Agenda

10:00  Registration, Coffee and Networking

10:30  Welcome and Introduction
– Alastair McGibbon, NMI
 Suresh Nayagam, Cranfied University

11.00   GaN electronics: what can epitaxy enable
Trevor Martin, IQE

11.25   The PowerGaN Consortium – Current Status and Future Plans
Iain Thayne, University of Glasgow

11.50  GaN on Si Development for Lighting and Novel LED Applications
David Wallis, Plessey Semiconductor

12.15     Long term  reliability in harsh environments
Rob Coleman, Semelab

12.40 – 14.00      Lunch

14.00  Theme of Widebandgap systems integration in Automotive
Luke Evans, Jaguar Land-Rover

14.25   Using Nanostructures to Tailor GaN Based Light Emitting Diodes to Meet System Requirements
Duncan Allsopp, University of Bath

14.50  Advances in Reliable Low Cost SiC Power Devices
Peter Ward, Anvil Semiconductors                                                                  

15.15  Progress towards PE technology white paper” and “diamond – the missing link for carbon electronics
Gareth Taylor, Evince

15:40  Event Close