Monolith Semiconductor to Maneuvers its SiC MOSFETs at APEC 2016

By CIOReview | Thursday, March 17, 2016

LONG BEACH, CA: IEEE sponsored Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) is providing a common platform to electronics ventures around the world to showcase their new projects and innovations. The conference will hold on March 20-24, 2016 at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, Long Beach, California. Silicon Carbide developer, Monolith Semiconductor will be displaying its SiC MOSFETs at booth #1655 of the conference. The company will exhibit the SiC technology capabilities by operating a 5 kW buck converter with 675 V nominal input and 350 V nominal output at high frequencies (~200 kHz) and high efficiency (>98 percent) converter performance. The semiconductor firm is well ahead of its contemporaries in terms of the performance that can’t be achieved with the traditional Silicon IGBTs.

The cutting-edge SiC technology of Monolith allows major reductions in device size, weight and power consumption because of the higher frequency capabilities and reduced power losses in applications level like in data center Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS).

Last year December, Monolith entered into collaboration with Littlefuse to develop power semiconductors for industrial and automotive markets, to further accelerate the development of Silicon Carbide. . “Littelfuse is an ideal partner for us. We are excited for the opportunity this offers to increase our customer reach dramatically, gain access to global channels, and benefit from their sales and marketing depth and expertise,” says Sujit Banerjee, CEO, Monolith Semiconductor.

Silicon carbide is an emerging semiconductor material that enables power devices to operate at higher switching frequencies and temperatures versus the conventional silicon. It makes inverters and other energy conversion systems more efficient in terms of power, energy and cost. “Investing in and partnering with Monolith’s experienced team of silicon carbide and power semiconductor experts allows us to quickly evolve our portfolio with strategically relevant and innovative technology,” says Ian Highley, Senior VP and GM, Semiconductor Products, Littelfuse.