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STMicroelectronics Unveils a More Efficient SiC Devices – Are Longer Batteries Next?

With the advancements in small mobile devices or larger ones with hybrid vehicles, comes the necessity for long lasting batteries that are efficient and have high performance. The industry is moving into this new direction of creating batteries with a longer lifespan using silicon-carbide technology (SiC).

Silicon-carbide technology

SiC has become more effective with recent developments by STMicroelectronics. This global organization has developed new technology which they explain will have improved efficiency as compared to their other silicon counterparts. They are among the first in the world to further this technology. ST has created SiC modules capable of expanding the efficiency using wide bandgap materials. There are several different SiC systems that are being tested and prepped to be utilized. These include 650V and 1200V SiC powered devices. STMicroelectronics explains that this new technology will be able available in 2017 for car makers though testing and research continue for the next year.

Silicon-carbide technology benefits for hybrid vehicles

  • Travel further
  • Recharge faster
  • Lower internal resistance
  • Responds quickly
  • Minimizes energy loss
  • Saves size and weight
  • Simple to drive
  • Reduced passive components
  • Reduced power losses in the inverter
  • Reduced cost of devices over time

The existing research has found this potential to make these long lasting battery systems become the mainstay in this area of technology. This will benefit the consumer and potentially improve the accessibility and popularity of hybrid vehicles. SiC will have the capability of continued superior performance.

This technology will certainly have the chance to be move into all different realms of the industry as it develops Our company, Shin Etsu Micro Si is prepared to provide manufacturing supplies to enable customers to utilize this new and valuable technology. There are available materials and products that may enable one greater use of this new technological advancement. Reach out today to learn more.