11 June 2012

Singapore’s IME collaborating with Rolls-Royce on GaN-based power electronics

The Institute of Microelectronics (IME), a research institute of Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), has announced a collaboration with global power systems company Rolls-Royce for R&D on advanced power electronics devices.

The research collaboration aims to use gallium nitrite (GaN) power devices for the development of high-power-density converters that can reliably measure various physical parameters at soaring temperatures of up to 300°C and at environmental pressure of up to 30kpsi.

The collaboration will be delivered through IME’s Rugged Electronics program, which was set up to support Singapore’s drive to become a technology hub for the aerospace, oil and gas sectors. The program’s focus is to develop a wide range of solutions, from sensing, packaging, telemetry and non-volatile memory to integrated circuits.

“This collaboration leverages IME’s established competence and enables us to extend our research to innovate in new industries,” says IME’s executive director professor Dim-Lee Kwong. “More importantly, this strategic partnership offers an excellent opportunity for Singapore to build knowledge in this industry and move further up the value chain,” he adds.

“IME’s expertise, flexibility and positive approach makes them an excellent research partner,” comments Dr Kurichi Kumar, director of Research & Technology - Asia, Rolls-Royce Singapore.

Tags: A*STAR GaN power devices

Visit: www.ime.a-star.edu.sg

Visit: www.rolls-royce.com

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