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Addressing the accelerating Compound semiconductor market

7th annual CS International Conference (7-8 March, Brussels, Belgium) to highlight capabilities and challenges critical to next generation innovation
Analysts in late 2016 reported that compound semiconductor CAGR was expected to exceed 12 percent over the next three years, with sales reaching  $104.55 billion by 2020. The 7th annual CS International Conference (7-8 March, Brussels, Belgium) will highlight the capabilities and challenges critical to innovating next generation CS products in this fast growing market. 

The conference will look at the latest research, product developments, designs, materials science, and integration trends, including how GaN technologies in so many flavours are evolving power electronics at the fastest rate in more than two decades. It will look at new hybrid and emerging technologies that seek to overcome GaN's challenges. And it will examine how silicon device manufacturers are addressing the GaN onslaught by expanding market share through innovative products and new integration strategies. 

Conference attendees will hear nearly 40 experts across all aspects of the supply chain as they address these key themes:

Revolutionising Gallium Nitride RF Chips "“ Gallium nitride devices continue to shake-up the compound semiconductor ecosystem thanks to their enhanced performance. New innovations from dozens of competitors are changing how quickly GaN-on-silicon, GaN-on-SiC and totally new approaches are entering the market. How will today's latest GaN technologies impact your company's products and prospects?

Perfecting Power Electronics "“ III-V opportunities continue to grow rapidly across power electronics. While GaN-based approaches capture headlines, other technologies are not sitting idle. How will developments in gallium oxide tech with its record-breaking on-resistance impact GaN's evolution? As GaN-on-silicon enters the mainstream, how might costs be reduced even further? Will pioneering work in silicon-on-silicon technology impact GaN's march towards high-power supremacy?

Optimising Light Emitters "“ While GaN and the evolution of LED technology have moved rapidly forward to meet advanced light emission requirements, more is in store thanks to new opportunities for non-visible light LEDs and concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solutions. We will explore growth in existing markets, and spotlight emerging technologies such as GaN-based VCSELs as potential successors to conventional LEDs. What is the potential of non-polar GaN as a means to resolve the quest for RGB without the "˜green gap droop' that affects current-generation chips? How will the development of future-generation LEDs impact high-value photonics applications? 

Refining Communications Technologies "“ CS market growth continues to attract new innovation including advances that will support 5G mobile services for handsets, base stations and related infrastructure. Gallium arsenide (GaAs) technology continues to evolve to expand its mobile devices footprint while new silicon innovations are going after markets the creation of efficient and practical "˜all-silicon' handsets. How will indium phosphide (InP) look for a foothold in the 5G market that requires high-gain, world-class millimeter wave and terahertz-band radios?

Exploiting Heterogeneous Integration "“ Integrating III-Vs with silicon and other technologies remains a key aspiration to achieve new product capabilities and cost containment while delivering superior performance and size reduction. We will delve into refining CS FinFETs while also examining such questions as: How heterogeneous integration of silicon and III-V devices could benefit from interfacial misfit dislocations. How a low temperature growth process of 3C-SiC on Si might use standard silicon based, cold-wall, reduced pressure chemical vapour deposition to avoid warpage and other challenges of contemporary high-temperature deposition technologies. 

"Market forces are driving the adoption of compound semiconductors in broad markets at faster rates than ever before. Make certain that your business and product development plans take advantage of the in-depth explorations possible at the 7th annual CS International conference, 7-8 March in Brussels, Belgium," said chief operating officer Stephen Whitehurst.

Register for the conference at http://www.cs-international.net

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