Kyma & PEIC President to Speak at UNC Charlotte EPIC Energy Seminar Series

14 October 2016 - Raleigh, NC

Keith Evans, president & CEO of Kyma Technologies, Inc. and president of the US Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC) will present an invited talk entitled "Applications of Wide Bandgap Semiconductor (WBGS) Materials to Power Electronics" at the University of Carolina Charlotte's EPIC Energy Seminar Series.

The fundamental physical properties of wide bandgap semiconductor (WBGS) materials such as SiC, GaN, AlN, Ga2O3, and diamond, offer promise to support smaller and higher performance power electronic device technologies. The U.S. has a leadership position in SiC based power electronics and is playing catch-up in GaN and other WBGS device developments. Kyma is a leading developer of non-SiC WBGS materials and is teamed with the U.S. Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC) to enhance the domestic power electronics ecosystem in the area of WBGS materials and devices.

Dr. Evans' talk will summarize recent developments in WBGS materials R&D, including specific activities being carried out at Kyma and elsewhere within the PEIC organization. Emphasis will be placed on opportunities for collaboration, with a goal of advancing the field of power electronics and domestic participation therein.

About Kyma Technologies, Inc.

Kyma’s mission is to provide advanced materials solutions that promote energy efficiency. Kyma’s products include a diverse portfolio of advanced crystalline materials (including GaN, AlN, AlGaN, Ga2O3, and MoS2), crystal growth tools for fabricating such materials, and GaN-based photoconductive semiconductor switch (PCSS) devices.

For more information about Kyma, visit www.kymatech.com, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call the company directly at 919.789.8880.

About the US Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC)

The Power Electronics Industry Collaborative is a national, industry driven membership-based consortium comprised of OEMs, suppliers, researchers, and other stakeholders working to accelerate the development and growth of power electronics in the United States.

For more information about PEIC visit https://peic-us.org/.

About UNC Charlotte's EPIC Seminar Series

During the Fall and Spring semesters, UNCC EPIC presents an Energy Seminar Series with speakers from around the region. These experts share valuable information and their insight into trends and news that is related to energy. Seminars are free and are open to students, faculty, industry partners and friends of EPIC.

For more information about EPIC Seminar Series visit https://epic.uncc.edu/news-and-events/epic-seminar-series.