Why gallium nitride is ‘6,000 times better’ than silicon


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Silicon — the core ingredient in semiconductors and the driving force behind the electronics industry — is reaching its limit, says Alex Lidow, CEO of Efficient Power Conversion Corporation. His Los Angeles-based company is investigating the capacity of gallium nitride (GaN) to disrupt the $400 billion (£277bn) silicon industry with its improved powers of semiconducting. “This is the first 
time that there is a semiconductor that is both lower cost and has a higher performance than silicon,” Lidow says.

Last modified: April 12, 2017

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