ISPSD 2016 Short Course Program

June 12, 2016

The ISPSD 2016 short course program is built around high-performance switches, starting with reviewing how wide band-gap semiconductor materials drive performance versus the ultimate optimisation and limitations of mature silicon technology. As the package has a great impact on this race the ground breaking design changes required to fully exploit the potential of those switches will be discussed in a separate lecture. The course will close with the review of two key application areas, power supplies and electrical vehicles, and how to benefit from the different figures-of-merit of the respective cutting-edge technology switches on circuit and system level.

On the one hand, the short course will go beyond the scope of the ISPSD and will show a bigger picture of modern power semiconductor devices and neighbouring fields. On the other hand, the short course will provide a deeper knowledge of the fundamentals limiting today’s semiconductor devices and determining their respective applications. This way, the experienced semiconductor expert as well as the young professional or PhD student should likewise profit from the short course. The lectures will be given by internationally renowned experts from Japan, USA, and Europe and there will be time for questions and discussion after each lecture and in the breaks.

08:00 Registration  
09:00 Fundamentals, promise, and future challenges of wide bandgap semiconductor power devices
Tsunenobu Kimoto, Kyoto University, Japan
CV & Abstract
10:10 Single function break  
10:20 Anatomy of a Power MOSFET
Phil Rutter, NXP Semiconductors, UK
CV & Abstract
11:30 Coffee break  
11:50 Packaging fast switching semiconductors
Eckart Hoene, Fraunhofer IZM Berlin, Germany
CV & Abstract
13:00 Lunch break  
14:20 Comparing Si, SiC and GaN power devices in common power supply applications
Eric Persson, Infineon (former IR), USA
CV & Abstract
15:30 Coffee break  
15:50 Challenges for Power Devices in Electrified Drivetrains
Robert Plikat, Volkswagen, Germany
CV & Abstract
17:00 The end