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Exawatt’s research includes a comprehensive understanding of SiC crystal growth, epitaxial deposition and front-end device manufacturing processes and cost

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We have developed cost models for all aspects of SiC supply chain, including capital expenditure (capex) and depreciation, energy costs, consumables cost, operating costs, cycle times and equipment productivity and yield.

Our cost models cover the following:

  • SiC crystal growth, wafering and epitaxy – Exawatt has developed detailed cost models and forecasts for SiC crystal growth, wafering cost, and epitaxial growth. This includes competing crystal growth technologies, 200mm wafers and alternative wafering technologies. We use our models to create forecasts for wafer price and later steps in the supply chain.
  • Device fabrication – Exawatt’s device fabrication cost models, including front- and back-end production, are based primarily on extensive conversations with, and on information shared by, multiple industry stakeholders. These models feed into our device and module price forecast, which informs our market forecasts.
  • System integration – Exawatt is developing detailed system-level cost models, from EV converter costs (inverter, on-board charger and charging station) through to battery costs and vehicle integration costs. This enables Exawatt to develop a full system-level cost-benefit analysis for SiC

Meet the power electronics team

Adam Dawson

Senior Research Analyst (Power electronics)

Adam Dawson

Adam is responsible for Exawatt’s silicon carbide and power electronics analysis. He has an MSci in Mathematics from the University of Bristol. Adam has applied his interest in mathematical modelling and physics to power semiconductors and power electronics systems.

Bex Stone

Research Analyst (Power electronics)

Bex Stone

Rebecca provides Exawatt’s power electronics team with monitoring and analysis of the SiC supply chain, combining her research skills and an eye for detail to expand our knowledge of the power electronics industry while maintaining high editorial standards. She has degree in History from the University of Birmingham.

“If you are interested in how the market for power electronics will grow, particularly in automotive, then I would highly recommend the work done by Exawatt. Exawatt’s market intelligence and forecasting has been invaluable for helping shape our strategy for developing and taking to market McLaren Applied’s class-leading power electronics-based products. The team is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and great to work with.”

Steve Lambert,
Head of Electrification, McLaren Applied

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