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Wolfspeed to Exhibit SiC Power Portfolio at APEC 2016

Mar 07, 2016
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Wolfspeed, A Cree Company and a leading global supplier of silicon carbide (SiC) power products — including best-in-class SiC MOSFETs, Schottky diodes, and modules — will be showcasing its industry-leading solutions at this year’s Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC 2016). The annual conference, which will take place March 20 – 24 in Long Beach, Calif., is globally recognized as the leading North American technical gathering dedicated to the applied power electronics industry. In addition to their exhibition, Wolfspeed engineers will be presenting new research and leading application panels as part of the conference program.

Exhibiting in Booth #1633, Wolfspeed will demonstrate an evaluation board that enables power electronics design engineers to quickly implement the company’s breakthrough 900V SiC MOSFETs and an evaluation unit utilizing high-performance SiC power modules for three-phase inverter applications.

“We’re excited to offer the industry’s first 900V SiC MOSFET portfolio, especially our exclusive SiC-optimized surface-mount packaged devices,” said Guy Moxey, Wolfspeed’s senior director of power products. “Our latest evaluation board allows design engineers to quickly and easily evaluate the quality and performance of these MOSFETs for themselves.”

Booth Demonstrations
Wolfspeed will showcase its portfolio of leading-edge 900V SiC MOSFETs in the surface mount 7L-D2PAK package, and demonstrate a pre-assembled PCB evaluation board that allows design engineers to evaluate SiC MOSFET switching waveforms, gate driver performance, and circuit protection features to quickly prototype a SiC power converter. The evaluation board, which is currently available through authorized distributors, contains two 900V C3M MOSFETs with separate Kelvin sources configured in a flexible half-bridge circuit capable of prototyping a synchronous buck or boost inverter. This represents an optimal board layout, short circuit protection, and thermal management using an isolated heatsink to evaluate any 7L-D2PAK 900V Wolfspeed™ MOSFET.

Wolfspeed will also demonstrate a new high-performance three-phase power evaluation unit that dramatically reduces the development time required to implement SiC power modules in a three-phase inverter. Using the company’s soon-to-be released CAS300M12HM2 SiC power module and gate drivers, the evaluation unit provides a modular, configurable circuit design using standard components to rapidly optimize three-phase SiC power module designs for performance, efficiency, thermal management, and circuit protection.

Conference Presentations
On Wednesday, March 23, at 2:00pm (Room 104A), Wolfspeed Business Development and Program Manager, Jeffrey Casady, will present an industry-first performance achievement with a paper entitled “Record-Low 10mΩ 900V SiC MOSFET in TO-247,” authored by himself, Vipindas Pala, Gangyao Wang, Brett Hull, and Scott Allen. Presented as part of APEC’s “Advances in Wide Bandgap Devices” session, the presentation describes how Wolfspeed’s 900V SiC MOSFET achieves an industry-record-low specific ON resistance and RDSON temperature coefficient, which enable the development of discrete switching devices that far exceed the current densities of super junction MOSFETs.

In addition, Wolfspeed CTO John Palmour will co-chair a technical session entitled “Power Semiconductors Enabling Next-Generation Applications,” consisting of a series of presentations designed to showcase the potential for advanced wide bandgap power semiconductors in power electronics applications. This session is scheduled for Thursday, March 24, from 8:30 – 11:30am (Room 203AB).

About Wolfspeed
Wolfspeed, A Cree Company, is liberating power and wireless systems from the limitations of silicon by leading the innovation and commercialization of next-generation systems based on silicon carbide and gallium nitride.

Wolfspeed’s wide bandgap semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications deliver new levels of performance through increased efficiency, higher switching frequency and reduced system size and weight for the transportation, industrial and electronics, energy and communications markets.

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About Cree
Cree is leading the LED lighting revolution and making energy-wasting traditional lighting technologies obsolete through the use of energy-efficient, mercury-free LED lighting. Cree is a market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting, and semiconductor products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications.

Cree’s product families include LED fixtures and bulbs, blue and green LED chips, high-brightness LEDs, lighting-class power LEDs, power-switching devices and RF devices. Cree® products are driving improvements in applications such as general illumination, backlighting, electronic signs and signals, power suppliers and solar inverters.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated. Actual results may differ materially due to a number of factors, including customer acceptance of our products; the risk that our customer’s plans for additional product purchases may change; the rapid development of new technology and competing products that may impair demand or render Cree’s products obsolete; and other factors discussed in Cree’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 28, 2015, and subsequent filings.

Cree® is a registered trademark and Wolfspeed is a trademark of Cree, Inc.

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