Wide-band gap semiconductors have characteristic properties between those of conventional semiconductors and insulators. They can operate operate at much higher voltages, frequencies, and temperatures than silicon semiconductors. These capabilities make it possible to reduce weight, volume, and life-cycle costs in a wide range of power applications. Wide-band gap semiconductors can offer high energy savings in industrial processing and consumer appliances, speed up the roll out of electric vehicles, and help integrate renewable energy onto the electric grid.
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