Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the launch of a new website resource focused exclusively on Silicon carbide technology for energy and power applications.

Silicon carbide (SiC) offers significant advantages in high power, high voltage applications where power density, higher performance and reliability are of the utmost importance. Industrial applications like solar inverters, welding, plasma cutters, fast vehicle chargers and oil exploration are a few examples that benefit from the higher breakdown field strength and improved thermal conductivity that SiC offers over silicon material (Si). One market report1 estimates that the global SiC semiconductor devices market will grow from roughly $218 million, as of 2012, to $5.34 billion by the end of 2022.

Several Richardson RFPD suppliers are driving innovation in the development of SiC discrete devices and modules, and the new SiC technology section of the website offers a range of Schottky diodes and  MOSFETS, as well as SiC and hybrid modules from industry-leading manufacturers Cree, Microsemi, Powerex and Vincotech.

In addition to product and supplier information, the new SiC website section offers links to an extensive list of technical resources, from applications notes to brochures, presentations, selector guides, videos, Spice models, and supplier documentation.

The new Silicon carbide section officially launched in January, 2013. To learn more, visit the Richardson RFPD website at, or from any page on the website, select SiC - Silicon Carbide from the Technologies menu.

 1. MarketsandMarkets: Global SiC Semiconductor Devices Market worth $5.34 Billion by 2022