Wide Bandgap Semiconductors How JC-70 Develops Standards for GaN and SiC

Unser Redakteur Ralf Higgelke traf sich mit Tim McDonald, Senior Consulting Advisor für das CoolGaN-Programm bei Infineon und Co-Vorsitzender des JEDEC-Komitees JC-70, das sich um die Standardisierung von Wide-Bandgap-Leistungshalbleitern kümmert.
Our editor Ralf Higgelke met with Tim McDonald, Senior Consulting Advisor for the CoolGaN program at Infineon and co-chair of the JEDEC committee JC-70, which deals with the standardization of Wide-Bandgap power semiconductors.

Tim McDonald is not only Senior Consulting Advisor for CoolGaN at Infineon, but also co-chair of the JEDEC committee JC-70, which focuses on the standardization of wideband gap power semiconductors. We asked him about his work on this committee.

For more than ten years Tim McDonald has been dealing with nothing but gallium nitride – first at International Rectifier, and now at Infineon after its acquisition.

He is also co-chairing the JEDEC committee JC-70 Wide Bandgap Power Electronic Conversion Semiconductors. Together with Dr. Stephanie Watts Butler of Texas Instruments, he coordinates the work of the two subcommittees, one dedicated to silicon carbide (SiC), the other to gallium nitride (GaN).

DESIGN&ELEKTRONIK met Tim McDonald at the ECPE Wide Bandgap User Forum in late March 2019 and asked him how the committee’s work is progressing.