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Inaugural European semiconductor conference hosted by Warwick

The University of Warwick was proud to host the first European edition of the IEEE Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications in Europe (WiPDA Europe 2022), which took place 18-20 September 2022.

This workshop originally started in the USA in 2013 and was primarily established to provide a platform for researchers in Wide Bandgap (WBG) semiconductor devices and applications to share their knowledge and experience with each other. At that time, the community was starting to grow, and interest was picking up. Now however, it has hit mainstream and is here to stay, with all major OEM automotive manufacturers developing a significant investment in the technology, which is spilling over into a whole host of related markets. The technology, including both Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN), is developing fast and will have a major contribution to the global ambitions of net-zero carbon.

The conference was chaired by Professor Phil Mawby, supported in the technical organisation by Dr Marina Antoniou and Dr Jose Ortiz Gonzalez. Attendees were attracted from both academia and industry, travelling to Warwick from the USA and Japan, as well as several European countries. Support for the conference was given by BMW, ESPEC, mqSEMI, MaxPower Semiconductor, and the Energy GRP – University of Warwick.

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