Nowadays, the electric vehicle (EV/HEV) market is clearly driving the power electronics evolution and many technological developments.
Yole Développement expects a double digit compound annual growth rate (CAGR) with almost 30 million electric cars sales by 2024. Many companies from different segments are actively working to develop products for EV/HEV, as it is a very demanding application: high power density, low system losses, enhanced thermal management, system downsizing, cost reduction… All this together means that the OEMs need to find optimized solutions going from the battery design and battery management system improvement, to system design, packaging techniques for good thermal dissipation and reliability, or new semiconductors enabling higher power density and lower conversion losses. Only the correct synergy between those solutions will make a winner product!
Under this innovative and dynamic market, Yole Group of Companies is organizing the first EV/HEV Techday to provide a complete overview of the ecosystem and technologies being pushed by the EV segment, including amongst others power device packaging, batteries and new semiconductor materials. This will be a great opportunity to meet professionals from different segments (material and equipment suppliers, power electronic device manufacturer, system integrators, car makers…) to discuss challenges, opportunities and timelines for this growing market. This event will take place in Stuttgart, on February 18th, 2019 during the afternoon.
Vehicle electrification: what is the winning approach?
Milan Rosina, PhD., Principal Analyst, Power Electronics & Batteries at Yole Développement
Electric and Hybrid Vehicles (EV/HEVs) have featured an extraordinary market growth and are poised to do so in the coming years. This booming market associated with evolving customers’ needs and incentive mechanisms and strong technology challenges calls for technology innovations and car OEMs’ strategy adaptation. Amongst the main EV/HEV challenges is how to achieve CO2 emissions reduction and the highest added value for an electrified vehicle user in a most cost-effective way.
Different approaches to achieve the aforementioned goals include stronger electrification level, higher level of system integration, increased battery voltage, increased battery size, adoption of SiC and GaN technologies… The choice of different approaches and associated technology trends have strong impact on competitive positioning at all levels of the automotive supply chain. The strategy of automotive players should be adapted consequently.
Yole Développement provides an overview of different approaches and analyses their advantages and drawbacks from the point of view of automotive OEMs, Tier1 companies and car users.
How EV/HEVs drives technology innovations and cost of automotive power modules
Elena Barbarinni, PhD., Head of Department Devices at System Plus Consulting
The progress of electric and hybrid electric vehicles (EV/HEVs) pushes the electronic systems to meet new requirements regarding both performance and reliability.
Since the early stages of car electrification, power modules plays a key role in the performances optimization from inverters to bi-directional converters.
Design and packaging these modules has become critical due to several technical aspects such as thermal efficiency and system integration. At the same time cost impact on the final solution is a more and more stringent issues to remain competitive in the open market. Manufacturers offers different innovating solutions, from to integrated heatsink, through die attach, at discrete as at module level. Moreover the request of cost saving integrations pushes designer to go towards single and more flexible design, such as 1-in 1 commutation cells or embedded discrete.
System Plus Consulting proposes an overview of the recent technical solution proposed by integrators and their impact on final cost.
Patent Landscape Analysis: Status of SiC & GaN adoption for EV/HEV
Rémi Comyn, PhD., Patent & Technology Analyst at KnowMade
Patent analysis provides global technological trends as well as valuable insights on the strategy of players. Interestingly, it can help to early detect weak signals related to technology adoption. More in details, patent analysis can address the following questions:
- Which companies are currently actively filing SiC & GaN patents specifically targeting EV/HEV applications?
- What is their profile (IDM, car makers, automotive suppliers)?
- Are they focusing on specific technological aspects, at device/module level (reliability, thermal management, etc.)?
- Who are the main automotive players present in the SiC & GaN patent landscapes?
Knowmade will answer these questions and provide another approach to analyze the latest trends regarding emerging technologies in power electronics for EV/HEV.
Automotive optimized power module
Robert Roesner, Principal Engineer, Danfoss
To fully utilize the performance of up to date semiconductors a tailor-made power module package is required. Danfoss Silicon Power developed a power module technology platform for 400V and 800V automotive systems which can be used with Si-IGBT as well as with SiC semiconductors. The presentation will outline major performance parameters, e.g. electrical performance, thermal cycling capability and cooling topics.
We encourage you to attend the TechDay and make sure you will not miss any key information.
Ticket fees are 100€, including sessions and coffee break.
A Cocktail & Networking Time will be organised after the different sessions.
The preliminary agenda will be available soon.
2:00PM - 2:30PM: Registration/Badge collection
2:30PM - 2:45PM: Welcome and Introduction
2:45PM - 3:10PM: Yole Développement
3:10PM - 3:35PM: System Plus Consulting
3:35 - 4:00PM: KnowMade
4:00PM - 4:30PM: Coffee & Networking Break
4:30PM - 4:55PM: Danfoss
4:55PM - 5:10PM: Thank you and Adjurn
5:10PM: Cocktail & Networking Time
Principal Analyst , Power & Wireless / Batteries at Yole Développement
Head of Department Devices at System Plus Consulting
Patent & Technology Analyst at KnowMade
Principal Analyst at Danfoss
Yole Développement (Yole) has grown to become a group of companies providing marketing, technology and strategy consulting, corporate finance services, reverse engineering and costing services and well as IP and patent analysis. With a strong focus on emerging applications using silicon and/or micro manufacturing, Yole Group of Companies has expanded to include more than 80 collaborators worldwide covering MEMS and image sensors, Compound Semiconductors, RF Electronics, Solid-state lighting, Displays, Software, Optoelectronics, Microfluidics & Medical, Advanced Packaging, Manufacturing, Nanomaterials, Power Electronics, Batteries & Energy Management and Memory.
Yole, along with its partners System Plus Consulting, PISEO, Knowmade and Blumorpho, support industrial companies, investors and R&D organizations worldwide to help them understand markets and follow technology trends to grow their business.
Knowmade is a Technology Intelligence and IP Strategy consulting company specialized in analysis of patents and scientific information. The company supports R&D organizations, industrial companies and investors in their business development by helping them to understand their IP environment and follow technology trends. Knowmade is involved in Compound Semiconductors, Power Electronics, RF & Microwave Technologies, LED/OLED Lighting & Display, Photonics, Memories, MEMS & Sensors, Manufacturing & Advanced packaging, Batteries & Energy management, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Medical Imaging, Agri-Food & Environment.
Knowmade’s experts provide prior art search, patent landscape analysis, scientific literature analysis, patent valuation, IP due diligence and freedom-to-operate analysis. In parallel the company proposes litigation/licensing support, technology scouting and IP/technology watch service. Knowmade’s analysts combine their technical and patent expertise by using powerful analytics tools and proprietary methodologies to deliver relevant patent analyses and scientific reviews.
System Plus Consulting specializes in the cost analysis of electronics, from semiconductor devices to electronic systems. The company has developed a complete range of services, costing tools and reports to deliver in-depth production cost studies and estimate the objective selling price. Its engineers are experts in Integrated Circuits – Power Devices & Modules – MEMS & Sensors – Photonics – LED – Imaging – Display – Packaging – Electronic Boards & Systems.
Through hundreds of analyses per year, System Plus Consulting helps its customers understand their production processes and determine production costs.
System Plus Consulting is a sister company of Yole Développement.