Mainstream Engineering Awarded a Contract from the Air Force to Develop a New Lower Cost Method for Chemical Vapor Deposition Production of Silicon carbide
ROCKLEDGE, FL — January 28, 2020 — Silicon carbide (SiC) has been clearly demonstrated as a far better semiconductor building block when compared to more traditional silicon semiconductors for the fast-growing power electronics industry. While the cost of SiC semiconductors is more expensive than silicon devices and the cost of SiC devices continues to drop, the cost of the bulk SiC will never be as low as silicon without dramatic improvements to the manufacturing methods required to produce bulk SiC material.
The goal of this effort is to significantly lower the cost of producing bulk SiC by employing novel precursors that allow reduced growth temperature and provide improved material quality when compared to current state-of-the-art methods for producing SiC.
About Mainstream Engineering Corporation
Mainstream Engineering Corporation is a 33-year-old Brevard County, Florida manufacturer with a history of leading-edge research and development that has resulted in advanced cost-competitive products, which are made in the USA. Founded in 1986, Mainstream’s mission is to transition advanced R&D into high-quality, environmentally safe, green, commercial products using lean manufacturing techniques. Areas of research include thermal control, energy conversion, power electronics, biomass conversion, chemical technology, and materials science.