US PSES 2022 Speaker

Dr. Avinash Kashyap

  • Microchip Technology
  • Director, SiC Technology & Development
  • Biography

Dr. Avinash Kashyap is the Director of Silicon Carbide Technology & Development and Head of R&D for power discretes at Microchip Technology. Dr. Kashyap leads multiple engineering groups ranging from device design, process integration and test. He is responsible for creating product roadmaps and execution of critical silicon and wide bandgap programs including SiC FETs and diodes, Si low voltage FETs, rad-hard FETs and RF power switches. Previously, Dr. Kashyap was leading several Federal Government and internally funded SiC programs at the GE Global Research Center in Niskyuna, NY. He has been involved in the development of SiC technology since its infancy for more than 18 years including device design, SPICE modeling, applications engineering, commercialization, and business development. He has authored more than 35 peer-reviewed publications and has over 20 patents granted or pending. Dr. Kashyap holds an MS & PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the Arkansas Academy of Electrical Engineers.

  • Presentation

SiC Unleashed: Adopt SiC With Ease, Speed and Confidence

SiC adoption in the industrial and automotive markets has clearly reached an inflection point. While the benefits of using wide bandgap devices are well known, the industry is currently grappling with issues such as supply, cost/scaling, and risk evaluation of using them in applications that are mission critical and require long operational life in challenging conditions. The presentation will discuss Microchip Technology’s approach towards (a) enabling widespread adoption of SiC devices via rapid commercialization of various critical nodes, (b) providing a disruption-proof supply, (c) reducing risks by ruggedizing devices beyond what is commonly presented in datasheets or qualification documents, and (d) easing customer transition to SiC by creating a one-stop shop design and support ecosystem for both power and control.

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  • Company Profile

Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions. Its easy-to-use development tools and comprehensive product portfolio enable customers to create optimal designs which reduce risk while lowering total system cost and time to market. The company SiC power solutions provide the fastest time to market with lowest risk and total solution cost. Microchip SiC devices offer unrivaled ruggedness and performance; and coupled with our commitment to QSS (quality, supply chain, support) our customers adopt SiC with ease, speed and confidence. For more information, visit the Microchip SiC website at www.microchip/sic.com.

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