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Wide Band Gap semiconductors made simple

A direct and easily accessible course to get all about SiC, GaN and the use of Wide Band Gap in Power Electronics.

About This Course

Wide Band Gap Semiconductor world can sometimes be bugging: the technology has been here for years, but the market stays tiny. It's like if every year was "The One" for Silicon Carbide and Gallium Nitride... If you feel slightly lost in this new world, this course is made for you.

What's the content? We start with where the term and technology comes from: Wide Band Gap materials, go through to the devices design and difficulties to produce them, ending with the applications and how design could (or should) be improved to get the most from WBG.

This course also includes a market & strategy analysis of the Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) world. It's perfect for sales professionals who want to update their skills witht the latest technology and competing landscape.


Basic knowledge of Power Electronics, motivation and some time!

Course Staff

Alex AVRON teacher picture


Alex built and grew the power electronics department of Yole Développement while authoring more than 15 market reports. He is now teaching competitive intelligence to 3rd year students in addition to building
He holds a Master’s degree in electrical engineering with a major in semiconductors.
Among his superpowers: his ability to summarize complex theories and concepts in very simple few words.

Julie Pouliquen teacher picture


Julie is the founder of a co-working ecosystem called La Cordée. As an expert in community tools and services, she offers her expertise to help shape and design the future of shared services, spaces or knowledge. She holds a Master's degree in entrepreneurship from HEC Paris. She also holds the power to reshape a presentation into a compelling and highly attractive content.

Frequently Asked Questions

What amount of work is needed?

We planned that by working 1 to 2h a week, you will be able to complete this course in about 5 weeks. But as the course is still being currently shot and built. These numbers are subject to change.

Are groups or company offers available?

The course will be especially designed for groups or companies. Grouped in cohorts, your teammates will have access to specific content, and have open access to a dedicated forum. You and your teams will be able to discuss internal topics in relation to the course content, or share information during the learning process.

Will I be able to design a GaN HemT after this course?

Let's be clear: No... This course is not equivalent to a Master's degree. We want students to be able to understand Silicon carbide or Gallium Nitride's impact, advantages and drawbacks, or design and market/application specificities. This course will help you finally see this market and its opportunities globally. It will help you in your decision process or your everyday actions. It WILL NOT help you give feedback on engineer's latest patents.

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