Exawatt provides analysis of technologies used for silicon carbide (SiC) based power electronics systems for electric vehicles (EVs) and other applications such as electrified transportation, power distribution, renewable energy (e.g. PV), industrial drives and uninterruptable power supplies (UPS)
We incorporate this analysis into our wider cost and market models to evaluate the value case of SiC and its market potential and impact.
We have developed detailed models for SiC device and material usage per system/vehicle, including the number of devices, device type and voltage/current requirements. Forecast models include future trends in device performance/technology and vehicle requirements. For example, we analyse the following trends:
- System architectures, e.g. two vs three-level converters
- EV system voltage (400V vs 800V)
- Device and module system integration
- Competing technologies to SiC such as gallium nitride (GaN)
Meet the power electronics team
Adam DawsonHead of Power Electronics
Adam DawsonAdam 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 StoneResearch Analyst (Power electronics)
Bex StoneRebecca 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.
Steve Lambert, Head of Electrification, McLaren Applied
“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.”
Rae Hyndman, Managing Director at Clas-SiC Wafer Fab
“The market reports produced by Exawatt for the ESCAPE project have been invaluable to Clas-SiC Wafer Fab, providing us with up-to-date information on the silicon carbide supply chain, market trends and forecasts. Exawatt is very knowledgeable in the area of power electronics and the team is great to work with.”