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Jan 19, 2023

How SiC Devices Keep the EV Market Moving Forward

You can trust us to take the guesswork out of switching to Silicon Carbide (SiC).

Designers of automotive subsystems constantly strive to find innovative ways to extend the range and reduce the charging time of EVs. In the pursuit of these goals, they have pushed silicon-based technologies close to their physical limits in terms of size, weight and power efficiency and are consequently turning to silicon carbide (SiC) to help them address these challenges. In comparison to silicon, SiC devices offer lower on-resistance and faster switching speeds and they have the ability to withstand larger voltages and currents at higher junction temperatures. These features, combined with their smaller size and improved efficiency, enable the greater power density that makes SiC a critical technology in many key EV applications. It is not surprising that the market for SiC power semiconductors is expected to grow five times its current valuation of $1bn, according to our estimates.

There are several emerging trends in EV applications that can benefit from our trusted SiC-based solutions. Let’s look across four elements in the EV charging infrastructure:

  1. EV charging stations
  2. On-board chargers
  3. Battery Management Systems (BMS)
  4. Motor power control units

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