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Exawatt joins ESCAPE SiC partnership

Exawatt is proud to announce that it is a member of the ESCAPE project (End-to-end Supply Chain development for Automotive Power Electronics), joining an illustrious group of industrial and academic partners to build a UK-based supply chain for silicon carbide power electronics in electric vehicles. The primary goal is accelerate the UK’s low-carbon capability within the automotive sector.

The ESCAPE project, led by McLaren Applied Technologies, has been awarded funding through the UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC). The ESCAPE project will create a complete end-to-end supply chain for next-generation SiC power electronics, which are expected to be used in all electric vehicles, whether automotive, railway, marine or aviation – a first for the UK. The project uses McLaren Applied Technologies’ experience in developing silicon carbide power electronics for both motorsport and automotive applications, to support the growth of a stable supply chain for the technology. Other partners in the ESCAPE project include AESIN (operated by TechWorks), the Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult, the Compound Semiconductor Centre (CSC), Clas-Sic Wafer Fab, Lyra Electronics, Turbo Power Systems, MaxPower Semiconductor, Tribus-D and The University of Warwick.

Exawatt will provide market and technology forecasts to the ESCAPE project partners, helping to ensure that the project output is not only of national significance to the UK, but is globally competitive.

Links to selected announcements from ESCAPE partners:

McLaren Applied

Turbo Power Systems

Compound Semiconductor Centre