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<div class="csl-entry">Neidhart, T. (2009). <i>Challenges of power transistors for energy efficiency</i>. Seminar Institut für Allgemeine Physik (IAP), TU Wien, Austria. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12708/127606</div>
The use of power transistors is getting more and more crucial for daily life's energy consumption in private and industrial applications. New power transistor generations give a Ron x A reduction of 30-50% every couple of year and hence significant reduction of energy losses.
The energy efficiency market is growing strongly in aspects of energy conversion, here especially for new energy forms as solar, wind etc, but also for AC-DC, DC-DC conversion in charging stations for notebook, handhelds and other energy consumers.
An overview will be given over the most important developments for SFETs, IGBT and CoolMos in the last years and the arising challenges there in µ-electronic production.
Furthermore an outlook will be given of the importance of new materials for optimized energy efficiency and future concepts.
Challenges of power transistors for energy efficiency