Global Standards for the Microelectronics Industry
Wide Bandgap Power Semiconductors: GaN, SiC
Gallium Nitride (GaN) and Silicon Carbide (SiC) are the most mature wide bandgap (WBG) power semiconductor materials and offer immense potential for enabling higher performance, more compact and energy efficient power systems.
As applications for WBG power semiconductors span the range from automotive to space electronics, the need for standardization has grown. Industry leaders in power GaN and SiC semiconductors, as well as prospective users of WBG power devices, and test and measurement equipment suppliers are collaborating within JEDEC to develop guidelines and standards to broaden adoption of WBG power semiconductors. Technical experts from universities and national labs also provide inputs. Current focus areas include: