Podcast: GaN and Silicon Carbide | Meeting New Efficiency Standards in The Green Revolution

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As energy efficiency standards increase, high-voltage Silicon Carbide and low-voltage GaN are replacing traditional silicon, enabling cooler, lighter, and more powerful electronics. Join Guy Moxey and Alex Lidow, EPC CEO and Co-founder, and explore how Wolfspeed and EPC technologies complement one another in the race towards a more sustainable future.

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Interview With Alex Lidow – Twice in a Lifetime

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Alex Lidow, former CEO of International Rectifier and CEO of Efficient Power Conversion, is one of the few individuals to have pioneered two revolutionary power semiconductor technologies – the silicon power MOSFET and the gallium nitride HEMT. How did he come to have these two unique opportunities?

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September, 2022
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Understanding Why Cost of Energy is the Key to Sustainability

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September 15, 2022
EETimes Green Engineering Summit
Location: Digital Event

Understanding Why Cost of Energy is the Key to Sustainability

Presenter: Alex Lidow, Ph.D., CEO and Co-Founder of Efficient Power Conversion

Developing economies struggle to build energy infrastructure to support industry and bring electricity to far-flung villages. At the same time, industrialized economies are straining to balance conflicting demands for more power while decreasing the environmental impact. Finding ways to meet the rising demand for energy without plundering natural resources and aggravating climate change poses one of this century’s most significant global challenges. In this talk, we will link the true cost of energy to sort out real versus futile efforts to improve energy efficiency and show that wide bandgap semiconductors, such as gallium nitride (GaN), enable significant improvements in energy efficiency.

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The Cost Of Energy Is The Key To Sustainability

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Developing economies are struggling to build energy infrastructure to support industry and bring electricity to far-flung villages. At the same time, industrialized economies are straining to balance conflicting demands for more power while decreasing the environmental impact. Finding ways to meet the rising demand for energy without plundering natural resources poses one of this century’s greatest global challenges.

As a graduate student, I had a life-changing conversation with a professor. He emphatically pointed out that, although supply and demand determine the price of goods, it is the total cost of the energy used to produce the goods that determines the cost of goods.

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Bodo’s Power Systems Wide Bandgap Expert Talk

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Panelist: Alex Lidow, CEO and Co-founder, Efficient Power Conversion

One way to tell when a new technology has passed the tipping point of adoption is by the voices advocating the status quo. The more conservative voices tend to cite older information that, given the fast change of trajectory that occurs at a tipping point, can lead to poor decisions for new designs.

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Podcast: How is GaN Powering Wireless Charging Advances?

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Join host Dr. Sanjay Gupta and guest Alex Lidow, CEO of Efficient Power Conversion – or EPC – in episode 5 as they explore the ways GaN is advancing the future of wireless charging. As wireless power increases in maturity and adoption, the industry needs solutions that improve performance, efficiency, and user experience. Gallium Nitride is essential to enabling higher power applications than can be achieved with traditional silicon, opening the door for charging multiple devices and more diverse devices, such as laptops, drones, robots, power tools, eBikes, and industrial equipment. Wireless charging circuits employing GaN transistors are also five to ten times smaller than silicon devices able to handle the same power levels.

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May, 2022
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