News, Articles, and Events

This page will be a source of news, events, and developments with Global Power Device, Silicon Carbide technology, and the power electronics industry. 

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March 14, 2013

Global Power Device Co., Inc (GPD) enables wide adoption of silicon carbide devices.


Global Power Device, Inc. (GPD) announced a new line of Silicon Carbide (SiC) diodes that delivers ultra-high performance at prices that are competitive with conventional Silicon diodes.  The company’s production-ready, 150mm Silicon Carbide Wafer processing technology reduces the cost of devices by up to 60%, making Silicon Carbide the value leader at the system level in Mid-voltage and High-voltage power

Silicon Carbide: Smaller, Faster, Tougher

Meet the material that will supplant silicon in hybrid cars and the electric grid

By Burak Ozpineci, Leon Tolbert / October 2011/ IEEE Spectrum

Silicon carbide-based power electronics .....  can potentially reduce the size and also switch losses in power systems by 50 percent in 2012

By Avinash Bhaskar / June 2012 / Frost & Sullivan


Published tutorial on Silicon Carbide material

October 2006/ Philip G. Neudeck / NASA Glenn Research Center