CS International Keynote Address
Wolfspeed CTO John Palmour will present a keynote address titled "GaN-on-SiC RF: Poised for Rapid Adoption"
It is well known that RF GaN-on-SiC transistors are capable of providing power, bandwidth, and efficiency performance capabilities in excess of what can be provided by traditional technologies, like silicon LDMOS and GaAs. It is less widely known that GaN-on-SiC has also been quietly, yet steadily, gaining power transistor market share not only in high performance, niche applications like Lockheed Martin’s Space Fence, but in high volume, cost sensitive markets such as cellular infrastructure as well. In fact, over the last three years, Wolfspeed has sold more than 15 million GaN-on-SiC transistors into the telecom market. This has established a firm track record of performance and reliability, and sets the stage for the next wave of GaN-on-SiC growth. This adoption is not only expected to accelerate in telecom infrastructure to satisfy 5G and IOT requirements, but also to become more visible as large military systems that have long been in development begin to transition to production. Beyond that, other segments such as microwave heating, plasma lighting, and TWT replacements are taking a hard look at GaN-on-SiC for its performance and reliability advantages over other traditional solutions.