The development of power electronic devices and related packaging solutions continues to be strongly driven by EV/HEV needs.
Serious competition in the electric and hybrid electric vehicle (EV/HEVs) industry has started. After a “road paving” period dominated by a few EV/HEV players, we have entered a period of massive deployment of EV/HEVs by historical automotive car makers. Customers have growing choice amongst different vehicle suppliers, vehicle electrification types and vehicle models. Driving range is increasing, pricing is more affordable and EV charging infrastructure is being widely deployed. This increases customer motivation to purchase an EV/HEV.
A large variety of different technology approaches is a typical feature of the EV/HEV industry. The industry is far from being consolidated, technologically or in the supply chain. Nevertheless, several technology trends have been identified by Yole Développement (Yole) – and Yole will detail them in this webcast.
Difficult cost, performance and reliability challenges observed in the EV/HEV industry require specific power electronic solutions. Yole’s analyst will detail different EV/HEV system needs and corresponding power device and power packaging solutions. A particular focus will be given by System Plus Consulting’s analyst on different power module designs and key trends in the power module packaging materials including ceramic substrates and silver sintering. The impact of battery and EV/HEV power electronic system trends including inverters and on-board chargers on power electronic components will also be reviewed. Finally, the supply chain movements associated with these technology trends will be discussed.
Principal Analyst , Power Electronics & Batteries
Semiconductor Devices Department Director
Founded in 1998, Yole Développement, the “More than Moore” market research & strategy consulting company has grown to become a group of companies providing marketing, technology and strategy consulting, media in addition to corporate finance services. Yole Développement group provides market research, technology analysis, strategy consulting, targeted media, and financial advisory services. We have a global vision and customer base… The “More than Moore” company Yole and its partners System Plus Consulting, Blumorpho, and PISEO support industrial companies, investors and R&D organizations worldwide to help them understand markets and follow technology trends to develop their business… Our fields of expertise: MEMS & Sensors – Imaging – Medical Technologies – Compound Semiconductors – RF Electronics – Solid State Lighting – Displays – Photonics – Power Electronics – Batteries & Energy Management – Advanced Packaging – Semiconductor Manufacturing – Software & Computing – Memory and more…
System Plus Consulting specializes in the cost analysis of electronics, from semiconductor devices to electronic systems. Created more than 20 years ago, System Plus Consulting has developed a complete range of services, costing tools and reports to deliver in-depth production cost studies and estimate the objective selling price of a product. System Plus Consulting engineers are experts in:
Integrated Circuits – Power Devices & Modules – MEMS & Sensors – Photonics – LED – Imaging – Display – Packaging – Electronic Boards & Systems.
Through hundreds of analyses performed each year, System Plus Consulting offers deep added-value reports to help its customers understand their production processes and determine production costs. Based on System Plus Consulting’s results, manufacturers are able to compare their production costs to those of competitors. System Plus Consulting is a sister company of Yole Développement.