Advance your SiC and GaN power electronics knowledge base while growing your network.

A key benefit of membership in PowerAmerica is the ability to meet, learn, and collaborate with innovators in the WBG field. Our membership includes Fortune 500 companies, leading universities, forward thinking entrepreneurs, and industry associations.

We recognize your time is valuable, so our events are packed with presentations, hands-on learning and designed to advance your work while introducing you to others who share the goals of bringing to market the next generation of power electronics.

Annual Meeting:
Held each winter, this event attracts more than 200 attendees from around the country representing the SiC and GaN technology ecosystem, and offers unparalleled opportunities to network and connect with existing and potential business partners. These meetings uniquely combine technology and business, with updates on technological advances, market trends in SiC and GaN supply chains, and keynote perspectives from senior industry executives. Each event is also accompanied by a comprehensive, expert-led tutorial aimed at helping engineers and business managers become better acquainted with SiC and GaN technology.

Wide Bandgap Summer Workshop:
Similar to the annual meeting in substance and scope, the summer workshops, typically held in August, additionally afford PowerAmerica’s many university members – including professors and students – the chance to showcase their research to industry; and provides opportunities for students seeking internships or employment to connect with PowerAmerica industry members.

Short Course:
Each November, PowerAmerica hosts a short course to educate industrial power electronics engineers on how to incorporate SiC and GaN into products and systems. Find information for our upcoming 2021 short course here.

Monthly Webinars:
PowerAmerica hosts a monthly technical webinar series featuring university researchers and industry professionals funded by the Institute and working on a project related to wide bandgap power electronics. Sign up for our mailing list to receive notification for webinars, and view past ones on our YouTube channel.

Upcoming Events

December 6, 2022 – SEMI “SiC series” Webinar: Non-CMOS Compatible SiC Power Device Fabrication in Volume Si Fabs

PowerAmerica Executive Director Victor Veliadis will present his second webinar in the SEMI “SiC series” on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, from 9-10 a.m. PT, titled:
“Non-CMOS Compatible SiC Power Device Fabrication in Volume Si Fabs.”

In this webinar, Victor will discuss:
1. Key aspects of SiC fabrication technology.
2. Non-CMOS compatible processes that have been streamlined to allow for mass SiC chip fabrication in conventional Si mature fabs.
3. The rapidly expanding SiC fab infrastructure that mirrors that of Si.
4. Barriers to mass SiC commercialization and the role of the $150M PowerAmerica consortium in accelerating growth.