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Research Showcase – Recent Advances on Reliability and Gate Driving of WBG Power Electronics – Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 January 2021 @ 10:00 UK

This Research Showcase covers “Recent Advances on Reliability and Gate Driving of WBG Power Electronics” with presentations by Warwick, Nottingham, Bristol, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Aalborg Universities.

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This is the first in a series of Research Showcases organised by IMAPS-UK (International Microelectronics, Assembly and Packaging Society) to highlight leading research and development activities in the UK on advanced electronics design, manufacturing, testing and reliability.

Recent Advances on Reliability and Gate Driving of WBG Power Electronics
Warwick, Nottingham, Bristol, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Aalborg Universities

This Research Showcase, supported by the Centre for Power Electronics and sponsored by Inseto, addresses several of the key issues critical to the increased adoption of Wide Bandgap (WBG) Semiconductors within the growing power electronics industry, including:

  • Gate Interface Reliability in SiC/GaN power devices
  • Latest Advances in Packaging/Interconnects
  • High Speed Sensing and Monitoring around GaN devices
  • Optimisation of switching transients for SIC MOSFETs
  • High Current SiC Applications
  • Testing of SiC MOSFETs under normal and abnormal operations

The presenters have a long-established track record of research into SiC characterisation and reliability (Warwick, Edinburgh and Aalborg), power module reliability characterisation (Nottingham), converter-level condition monitoring for power electronics (Newcastle) and GaN based power electronics (Bristol).

Provisional Agenda:

Monday 11 January 2021Day 1
10:00Welcome, Introduction to IMAPS-UK and Reliability and Health Monitoring Project Overview
10:15Gate Interface Reliability in SiC/GaN power devicesDr Jose Ortiz Gonzalez and Prof Layi Alatise, Warwick University
11:00Latest Advances in Packaging/InterconnectsDr Pearl Agyakwa and Prof Mark Johnson, Nottingham University
11:45High Speed Sensing and Monitoring around GaN devices
Dr Mohammad Hedayati and Prof Bernard Stark, Bristol University
12:30End of Day 1
Tuesday 12 January 2021Day 2
10:00Optimisation of switching transients for SIC MOSFETs
Mr Xiang Wang and Prof Volker Pickert, Newcastle University
10:45Exploiting SiC in High Current applications Dr P Judge and Prof. S Finney, University of Edinburgh
11:30Testing Silicon Carbide Power MOSFETs under Normal and Abnormal Operations Dr Amir Sajjad Bahman and Prof Francesco Iannuzzo, Aalborg University
12:15End of Day 2

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This Research Showcase is sponsored by Inseto.

Inseto is a leading provider of wafer fabrication, assembly equipment and materials to the power electronic and related microelectronic technology sectors.

Our products include:

  • Semiconductor wafers & substrates
  • Lithography equipment
  • Slot die coating and inkjet printing equipment
  • Wafer oxidation and annealing furnaces
  • Wafer bonders
  • Plasma etching and cleaning systems
  • Wafer Probing Systems for HF, HV & high current applications
  • Dicing and scribing equipment
  • Die bonders
  • Vacuum solder reflow equipment
  • Wire bonders
  • Bond & micro-materials testers
  • Assembly materials: adhesives, preforms, packages, bond wire etc

Our accredited application and technical support team provides pre and post sales expertise, assisting in material selection, equipment setup, maintenance, calibration and user training.

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Date(s) - 11/01/2021 - 12/01/2021
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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