Richard Eden is a principal analyst for power semiconductors at IHS Markit. For the last seven years, Richard has been responsible for IHS reports on the Si, SiC and GaN discrete power semiconductor and power module markets. He has written, and been quoted in, several articles on these topics in the trade press.
Richard has over 30 years of electronics industry experience including design at Plessey Microwave, sales and business development for ROHM Semiconductor, and marketing management at distributor RS Components. He is based in the IHS Global office in Wellingborough, UK, and may be contacted at Richard.Eden@ihsmarkit.com.
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?