ROHM Semiconductor has been official technology partner of the VENTURI Formula E team since Season 3, and this year ROHM brings its innovative SiC (Silicon carbide) power devices to the race track to increase the effectiveness of the power electronics system in the VENTURI Formula E cars. The collaboration between ROHM and VENTURI in Formula E highlights the key to success in the all-electric racing series – power management.
The challenge of Formula E is to find the most efficient way of using the energy provided by the battery and applying it on the road. To do this, VENTURI initiated a partnership with ROHM, who developed new power semiconductor technology using Silicon Carbide (SiC). This material can withstand much higher electric fields than conventional Silicon, which results in extremely low losses of power and higher temperature resistance for their inverter. Thus, ROHM and VENTURI hope to gain an edge over the competition while also pushing forward the development of new technical solutions to increase power conversion efficiency.
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