Semiconductors manage power in electronic devices by converting, distributing, storing, discharging, isolating and measuring electrical energy. The Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that, by year 2030, eighty percent of energy flow in the U.S. will go through semiconductor devices; clearly, semiconductors are vital contributors to a more efficient energy ecosystem
New applications have always driven innovations in semiconductor-based power management. For example, innovations in high-voltage delivery of power have been spurred by the recent growth of the electric and hybrid vehicle market and by the need to make data centers more efficient. In response, engineers have created high-voltage solutions based on the properties of Gallium Nitride (GaN) and other wide bandgap semiconductors that fundamentally change the architecture of the power systems.
Autonomous (and semi-autonomous) vehicles, wearable electronic devices, smart homes and smart factories too, are examples of new applications spawning innovations in power management.
These and other applications across the full spectrum of end markets – automotive, industrial, communications equipment, personal electronics and enterprise systems – are matched to specific semiconductor solutions on the Texas Instruments power management website. And, while matching solutions to applications is particularly useful, it is the compendium of design tools, training, technical support, reference designs and product selection tools that enable any EE with the Power to do Anything through a single resource.