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GT Advanced Technologies Chief Technology Officer to Speak at International Forum on Wide Bandgap Semiconductors


GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) Chief Technology Officer, Dr. P.S. Raghavan will speak at the 2018 International Forum on Wide Bandgap Semiconductors (IFWS 2018) to be held at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center on October 23-25.

This event is a global forum to promote collaborative innovation between all facets of the semiconductor industry, attracting high-level professionals in the materials, equipment, devices and related applications of wide bandgap semiconductors. Many of GTATs prospective clients will be in attendance.

Dr. Raghavan will speak during the Tutorial and Technical Session of the event which is set occur on October 22 and 24 respectively.

It is an honor to have the opportunity to speak at this years International Forum on Wide Bandgap Semiconductors, Dr. Raghavan said, The ability for global leaders in the semiconductor industry to exchange ideas in a collaborative environment opens many doors for technological advancement.

The tutorial session will cover the different wide bandgap semiconducting materials with emphasis on silicon carbide and the issues associated with the material, including crystal growth techniques, challenges with mass production, the wafering processes and wafer geometry optimization.

The technical session will dive into the challenges of silicon carbide crystal growth, recent progress in silicon carbide substrate technology and the need for further improvements of quality and control of silicon carbide crystal growth.

The IFWS is an annual forum and is also held in conjunction with the China International Forum on Solid-State Lighting (SSLCHINA). SSLCHINA is another large-scale, global forum held in high regard in the solid-state lighting industry.

About GTAT Corporation

GTAT Corporation is a diversified technology company producing advanced materials and innovative crystal growth technology for the solar, power electronics and optoelectronics industries. The companys technical innovations accelerate the growth of a new generation of products across this diversified set of global markets. For more information about the company, please visit

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