Driven by evolving consumer preferences and regulatory pressure, it’s a consensus that the adoption of electric vehicles will continue its sharp growth trajectory in the coming years. Leading automakers and suppliers have announced rigorous investments and visionary plans to meet the booming demand. Driven by the need for longer ranges and more efficient charging capacity, EV power electronics undergo a paradigm shift toward wide bandgap semiconductors.
Stephen Coates, General Manager (Asia) and VP of Operation of GaN Systems illustrated the pivotal role of GaN in electric vehicles at SEMICON Taiwan 2023 Power and Opto Semiconductors Forum. The presentation underscored the critical role of electric cars in the global net zero roadmap and the transformative breakthroughs GaN power semiconductors enabled in addressing the efficiency, power density, and cost-effectiveness demanded by next-generation electric vehicles.