Wide Bandgap (WBG) Semiconductor Workshop
July 25, 2012
Chicago, IL – Workshop
Title: WBG Semiconductor Workshop
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Location: Hilton Rosemont, 5550 River Road, Chicago, IL
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM CDT
The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) at The Department of Energy will host a WBG Semiconductor Workshop in Chicago on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012. WBG semiconductors operate at temperatures above 150°C without external cooling, have longer lifetimes at higher operating voltages, and switch at higher frequencies with fewer power losses than today's silicon based solid-state technologies. In the same way that the invention of the silicon chip 50 years ago led to the development of the modern computer and today's electronics industry, WBG semiconductors such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN), as well as zinc oxide (ZnO) and diamond (C), offer a similar opportunity to revolutionize the next generation of microelectronics and clean energy innovations.
This AMO workshop will gather stakeholder input from industry and academia on the current state of the art and the development opportunities and manufacturing challenges. WBG materials are increasingly important in many industrial energy-saving technologies and have wide applications in the automotive, power electronics, and solid-state lighting manufacturing sectors. AMO is particularly interested in improving the quality, reliability, and reducing the cost of manufacturing WBG semiconductors.
The workshop will include overview presentations by government personnel, presentations by industry and academic experts, as well as breakout sessions to gather input from participants. *Only 3 people from any one company may register to attend.
If you have any questions on the hotel location, please email WBG_Semiconductor@sra.com.