High-Performance and Manufacturable Medium Voltage Power Diodes

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Program:
Exploratory Topics
Award:
$500,000
Location:
Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania
Status:
ACTIVE
Project Term:
08/26/2022 - 08/25/2024
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Project Innovation + Advantages:

GaNify seeks to develop 10-kV/10-A power diode prototypes for medium-voltage power electronics systems. Medium-voltage power switches are needed for a range of power electronics. GaNify’s medium-voltage power diodes are based on a novel charge-balanced GaN super-heterojunction technology, which has already demonstrated ~2X higher effective electric field, scalability to over 10 kV, and ~3X lower on-resistance over the existing wide bandgap semiconductor technology. The team will study scalability, manufacturability, and reliability of this technology and seek to develop engineering prototypes to be used in the next stage of research and development. The outcome of this project will inform future directions of medium-voltage power electronics technology.

Contact

ARPA-E Program Director:
Dr. Olga Spahn
Project Contact:
Dr. Sang-Woo Han
Press and General Inquiries Email:
ARPA-E-Comms@hq.doe.gov
Project Contact Email:
swhan@ganifyllc.com

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