Over the past three decades, numerous power electronics companies have made tremendous efforts and advancements in the field of electronics. We have picked the top seven power electronics companies that introduced innovations in the field of transistors, MOSFETs and just changed the market landscape.
The technology that enabled advancements was produced by these seven power electronics companies. Analog, mixed-signal integrated circuits, digital circuits, power semiconductors, and power integrated circuits are the major components examples. With the passage of time and research, new variants were introduced in the market.
As we know, the major component for electronics is silicon and nowadays gallium nitride and silicon carbide are playing a major role in powering electronic circuits. This is all happening due to the fact that these are wide bandgap semiconductor materials. Major applications we see in RF components are photonics, semiconductor power devices, and laser technology.
1. Allegro Microsystems
Allegro is well-known among power electronics companies for its performance, semiconductor development, production, and innovation. Office automation, integrated circuits of latches or switches, communication systems, and high-growth automotive components are the main areas of focus for Allegro’s solutions. Applications from this company are used in infrastructure, industrial, and consumer electronics. With a focus on applications for motor control, magnetic field sensing, and regulations, Allegro designs integrated circuits that best suit the application.
2. Analogue Devices
Analogues devices is a big contributor in power electronics companies in supplying mixed-signal and digital signal devices. This power electronics company supplies amplifiers, analog functions IC, converters D/A, logic and data patch management, ethernet switches, power management modules, battery charging solutions, microcontrollers, and processors and there is a long list of items. This power electronics company deals in almost every area of modern electronics today.
3. Cree/ WolfSpeed
Cree is the largest pure-play wide bandgap device manufacturer in the world. This power electronics company is one of the top producers of Silicon carbide SiC-based power electronics components. Cree power devices, which include SiC MOSFETs, Schottky diodes, and modules, can provide reduced size, better operation, and increased efficiency.
Cree is a major player in power electronics companies in supplying solutions. In the Automotive sector, this company deals in EV Powertrain, chargers, Fast Charging, and On-Board DC/DC Converter. In the Industrial sector, it gives solutions for Datacenter & Server Power Supplies, Uninterruptible Power Supplies, drive trains, and Commercial Induction Heating. While dealing in Energy Storage Systems, Solar Power, and Wind Power solutions. In RF Applications it provides Aerospace & Defense along with Communications Infrastructure.
4. Diodes Inc.
Diodes is a major player in logic, discrete and analog semiconductors, manufacturing and supplying top-quality products. Computing, Consumer electronics, industrial, telecom, and automotive markets are some key sectors Diodes is working in.
Products developed by Diodes include rectifiers, diodes, MOSFETs, protection devices, transistors, arrays, amplifiers , single gate logic and comparators, sensors includingh hall-effect and temperature. Looking at other products which Diodes supplies include power management devices like LED drivers, dc-dc switching, ac-dc converters, linear voltage regulators, and controllers.
Broadcom is an American firm that manufactures semiconductors and is considered to be the top notch power electronics companies. It produces a variety of software’s related to infrastructure, semiconductor devices, storage adapters, controllers and ICs. In the field of wireless it produces amplifiers, RF components and filters. In wired network it produces POE switches, adapters and Processors.
It also manufactures optical fiber solutions and its components which include industrial fiber optics, 7-segment LED displays, optocouplers, opto-isolators, motion control encoders and Line driver ICs. This company also supplies software solutions which include Broadcom software, identity and access, database and database management, compliance and data protection. This company also provides software in cybersecurity which include endpoint management, identity and access management, ATP and payment security.
6. EPC (Efficient Power Conversion)
Gallium nitride (GaN)-based energy management technique is the market standard, and EPC passes over just enhancing electrical power efficiency. It is also generating fresh, revolutionary applications that didn’t exist 10 years ago. GaN is quickly rising as the great technology for forward-thinking organizations that aspire to continue at the frontline of their sectors. This company is a giant in the field of tech and innovation. Further it is as equivalent competitive as other power electronics companies. This company produces applications ranging from wireless power and driverless vehicles to affordable satellites and high-speed mobile communications.
EPC is producing but not limited to RF transmission, dc-dc converters, envelope tracking,wireless power transfer, class-D audio amplifiers, power inverters and remote sensing (LiDAR).
7. Alpha & Omega Semiconductor
Alpha & Omega Semiconductor is a developer, designer, and supplier of a variety of power semiconductors which include power MOSFET, IGBT, and Power Integrated circuits. The applications and products include include, but are not limited to, flat-panel TVs, consumer and industrial motor controls ,LED lighting, power supply for TVs, servers, PCs, and telecommunications gears.
AOS provides application solutions in the field automotive, cloud, computing, consumer, industrial and motor drives. In silicon carbides it produces Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFETs and the Silicon Carbide (SiC) Diodes. In TVs, it produces s general purpose ESD protection, high power TVS and high-speed Interface ESD protection. It also manufactures AlphaIGBT™ and Fast Recovery Diodes. (FRD)
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