EU PSES 2022 Speaker
Claire Troadec is Director of the Power & Wireless division at Yole Développement, part of Yole Group of Companies. These activities are covering power electronics, batteries & energy management, compound semiconductors and emerging materials, RF devices and technologies.
Based on her valuable experience in the semiconductor industry, Claire is managing the expansion of the technical and market expertise of Power and Wireless team. Daily interactions with leading companies allow analysts to collect a large amount of data and cross their vision of market segments’ evolution and technology breakthroughs.
In addition, Claire’s mission is focused on the management of business relationships with industry leaders and the development of market research and strategy consulting activities inside the Yole Group.
Claire Troadec holds a Master’s degree in Applied Physics specializing in Microelectronics from INSA (Rennes, France). She then joined NXP Semiconductors, and worked for 7 years as a complementary metal-on-silicon oxide semiconductor (CMOS) process integration engineer at the IMEC R&D facility. During this time, she oversaw the isolation and performance boosting of CMOS technology node devices from 90 nm down to 45 nm. She has authored or co-authored seven US patents and nine international publications in the semiconductor field and managed her own distribution company before joining Yole Développement in 2013.
WBG Market ascension in Power electronics
In the dynamic power electronic industry, wide band gap materials Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) have made remarkable entry over the last years and continue their market ascension. After Tesla’s adoption of SiC in its inverters, another trend is reshaping the electric vehicle (EV) market, namely fast 800V EV charging allowing shorter charging stops. Apart from automotive, now industrial, energy and rail applications provide extra momentum to grow. The capacity build-up, business integration and new business models will bring SiC to another level in years to come.
Meanwhile, GaN continues entering consumer applications, mainly fast chargers for smartphones. This presentation provides an overview of SiC and GaN device technology and ecosystem, including Yole Groups’ understanding of the market’s current dynamics and future evolution of wide band gap materials compared to mainstream Silicon power electronics market.
Yole Développement (Yole) has grown to become a group of companies providing marketing, technology and strategy consulting, corporate finance services, reverse engineering and costing services. With a strong focus on emerging applications using silicon and/or micro manufacturing, Yole Group of Companies has expanded to include more than 80 collaborators worldwide covering MEMS and image sensors, Compound Semiconductors, RF Electronics, Solid-state lighting, Displays, Software, Optoelectronics, Microfluidics & Medical, Advanced Packaging, Manufacturing, Nanomaterials, Power Electronics, Batteries & Energy Management and Memory. Yole, along with its partners System Plus Consulting, PISEO and Blumorpho, support industrial companies, investors and R&D organizations worldwide to help them understand markets and follow technology trends to grow their business. More information on www.yole.fr.