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SK Powertech adopts Silvaco CAD for SiC power devices


Victory TCAD solution enables SK Powertech to improve power management

Design software company Silvaco Group has announced that SK Powertech has adopted its Victory TCAD (Technology Computer-Aided Design) solution for developing new semiconductor processes and devices.

SK Powertech is using the software to accelerate R&D of its next generation SiC power devices and to achieve significant improvements in its power management technology.

SK Powertech is a provider of compact SiC power devices for high voltage/high temperature applications serving growing end markets such as electric vehicles, railways, and alternative energy. SK Powertech’s products are optimal for smaller, light-weight packages with high voltage/high temperature requirements.

“To achieve significant advances in SiC power semiconductor performance, we sought a partner who could assist us in implementing our next-generation SiC power technology. Through our collaboration with Silvaco's technical team and the utilisation of their Victory TCAD Solution for power devices, we successfully transformed conceptual ideas into actual working devices,” said Changheon Yang, director of R&D centre at SK Powertech. “The combination of the advanced feature set in Victory TCAD Solution and Silvaco’s depth of technical capabilities enables us to deliver the best products and to meet our end market requirements.”

“The expanding markets for power management in solar, automotive, industrial applications and embedded computers are driving the growing adoption of SiC power devices,” said Babak Taheri, CEO of Silvaco Group. “The success of SK Powertech demonstrates the benefits of using Silvaco Victory TCAD solution for power devices. This solution enables the development of cutting-edge semiconductor products that drive innovation and advancement in the field.”

“Our Victory TCAD solution is recognised in the semiconductor industry for its simulation and analyses capabilities and is widely adopted in the SiC power devices market,” said Eric Guichard, SVP, and general manager of the TCAD business unit of Silvaco. “With Silvaco's TCAD solution, SK Powertech is well-positioned to make significant advancements in SiC power device technology and to contribute to the adoption of its SiC devices in various industries.”

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