PEIC Event: U.S. Competitiveness – Wide Band Gap Power Electronics Industry

Posted on Industry News, PEIC Events

When: March 28, 2013
Where: NextEnergy, Detroit

Compound wide bandgap semiconductor materials (WBG) such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) are important enabling platforms for the advanced clean energy economy. PEIC is partnering with NextEnergy to host a workshop that will discuss the associated opportunities, challenges & pathways forward to boost domestic competitiveness. Compound WBG semiconductor materials such as silicon carbide and gallium nitride are important enabling platforms for the advanced clean energy economy.

Why attend?

  • Learn first-hand from leading federal program directors and managers about the latest state-of-the-art WBG technology developments and manufacturing issues around WBG’s use for various applications in multiple sectors
  • Engage directly with public and private organizations/partners on challenges and roadblocks facing the U.S. competitiveness for the power electronics industry across the ecosystem. These include: technology needs, market adoption and supply chain, and manufacturing roadblocks.
  • Identify and define concrete models/pathways of collaboration to advance and sustain growth of the power electronics industry and jobs in the U.S.