Thermography in use for high-performance electronic systems
The energy efficiency of electronic components is becoming increasingly important in numerous fields of application. And that is not all: in our electronic and high-tech age, the demand is for even faster active components, higher power densities of miniaturised systems as well as absolute reliability. Along with this, there is the request for environmentally conscious resource procurement and the requirement that the increase in performance of modules should run parallel to lower energy consumption. For this reason, the electronics industry has relied on silicon (Si) for more than 50 years. However, this is now reaching its physical limits. The demands for more efficient and environmentally aware electronics, for example in data centres and in the development of electric cars, are growing steadily. Therefore, energy efficiency is becoming a strategic issue for wide areas of industry, and the semiconductor material gallium nitride (GaN) is becoming one of the key components in the field of renewable energies.