PowerAmerica Updates Wide Bandgap Technology Roadmap

Power Electronics

PowerAmerica, a Manufacturing USA institute, recently unveiled an updated technology roadmap. Roadmapping is a dynamic, ongoing process that guides PowerAmerica’s strategic decisions and provides a common vision of the future for the WBG community to work toward.

PowerAmerica Roadmap 4.1 February 2019 Cover
PowerAmerica Roadmap 4.1 February 2019 Cover. Courtesy: PowerAmerica

The document is really two roadmaps: one for SiC and one for GaN technology. The public version of the roadmap includes a new market forecast for WBG power electronics and analysis of SiC and GaN device cost based on market information. Additionally, a more detailed version of the roadmap, available to members only, outlines key markets and application areas for SiC and GaN power electronics, the performance targets GaN and SiC technologies are expected to meet over time, technical barriers to achieving those targets, and activities needed to overcome those barriers. For questions about joining PowerAmerica and gaining access to the full roadmap, contact Membership Director Jim LeMunyon.