power semiconductor

power semiconductor

[′pau̇·ər ′sem·i·kən‚dək·tər]
(electronics)
A semiconductor device capable of dissipating appreciable power (generally over 1 watt) in normal operation; may handle currents of thousands of amperes or voltages up into thousands of volts, at frequencies up to 10 kilohertz.
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SiC & GaN power semiconductor to Find Largest Application in Power Supplies
Summary: SiC & GaN power semiconductor to Find Largest Application in Power Supplies
M2 PRESSWIRE-September 3, 2019-: Market for SiC Power Semiconductor Devices Expected to Grow Over the Forecast Period 2023
(NASDAQ: LFUS), a global manufacturer of leading technologies in circuit protection, power control and sensing, today announced that it recently broke ground on a new power semiconductor assembly plant in Lipa City, Philippines.
Manufacturers in the power semiconductor industry have been tackling challenges of performance, reliability, and lowering the cost of high-power devices for decades.
The three-terminal power semiconductor device, originally developed in the 1980s, has overcome early problems with issues such as latch-up and secondary breakdown.
(NASDAQ: TER) has acquired Switzerland-based Lemsys, a provider of test equipment for the high power semiconductor industry, to expand its role in power discrete test market, the company said.
He introduces vertical GaN and SiC power devices to students, researchers, and engineering working in the field of crystal growth, processing, and design for power semiconductor devices.
The UWBG power semiconductor devices developed as a result will miniaturize and vastly improve the performance and efficiency of power systems for electrical power grids, electric vehicles and motors.
In particular, research is currently examining ways of reducing the size and loss of the PCU by improving the performance of its main power module and silicon (Si) power semiconductor components.
(IMI) has established a new unit that will focus on the power module business, citing bright global prospects for this segment that is expected to be a major driver of the global power semiconductor market.