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More funds for SiC-on-silicon power technology

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By eeNews Europe


Late last year Anvil Semiconductors, which is a spin-out company of Warwick University, secured £1m of funding to develop and commercialize the UK company’s silicon carbide (SiC)-on-silicon technology for power devices. The funding round was led by the part-EU funded Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF), and included Ntensive angel investor group, Cambridge Capital Group, several individual angel investors, existing investors Midven and Minerva Business Angels.

Led by one of its founders Dr Peter Ward, Anvil, which won the Innovation in Power Electronics category at the 2013 NMI Electronic Systems Awards, has developed technology for the production of epitaxial 3C-SiC layers on silicon substrates that promises a step reduction in the cost of manufacturing power switches.  If successful the technology could open up high volume SiC device markets.

Anvil claims the innovative SiC-on-silicon epitaxial technology will enable the development of devices with SiC performance at the costs closer to those associated with silicon.

Lamb previously held various senior positions including Managing Director of Wafer Technology Ltd. and served on the board of IQE plc.  He has more than 25 years’ experience in the compound semiconductor materials industry and has been an active angel investor serving on the boards of several companies, many of which are looking to commercialize novel technologies related to the production or processing of materials.  

"Anvil has some very exciting technology that could prove disruptive in many markets," commented Lamb.

The funding round was led by the part-EU funded Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF), and included Ntensive angel investor group, Cambridge Capital Group, several individual angel investors, existing investors Midven and Minerva Business Angels.

Related articles and links:

www.anvil-semi.co.uk

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