Richard Eden is an analyst, covering the power semiconductor area at Omdia. His current focus includes the power semiconductor discrete and module market tracker, market share databases and the SiC & GaN power semiconductor report, all within the Power Semiconductor Intelligence Service.
Richard joined Omdia in 2019 through its acquisition of IHS Markit Technology. He had started working on power semiconductor market research at IMS Research, later bought by IHS Markit, in 2010. Prior to this, Richard spent 5 years in electronics marketing management at distributor RS Components and 15 years in a variety of customer facing and product management roles at Rohm Electronics (now Rohm Semiconductor). Before that, he was a design engineer at Plessey Microwave in Towcester in the 1980s, working on military and high-end microwave components, and sub-systems.
Richard has a HND in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Coventry (Lanchester) Polytechnic, now Coventry University.
This presentation will share key findings from the latest IHS Markit Technology report on Silicon Carbide and Gallium Nitride Power Semiconductors. It will present the likely key applications, pricing trends, the supplier landscape and the latest ten-year forecasts by application for both technologies. It will identify which technologies can compete with silicon in terms of device type and likely adoption by end applications. The SiC & GaN wafer substrate supply chain will also be discussed. Finally, I will try to answer the question: Are Cree/Wolfspeed's expansion plans (announced in May 2019) intended to monopolize the SiC market?