Power Semiconductor made of Diamond

Yusuf Balogun

Kazuki Yosda, a professor at Saga University in Japan, and Orbray, a precision parts manufacturer in Japan, have developed a power semiconductor made of diamond

A semiconductor made of diamond that operates at 875 megawatts per square centimeter and said to be the world’s highest output power value semiconductor.

With an estimated 2090 megawatts of output power, this power semiconductor ranks second only to gallium nitride products among all semiconductors.

By 2050, diamond power semiconductors—which are also very heat- and radiation-resistant—are anticipated to be essential parts of man-made spacecraft.

About 150 million carats of real diamonds are produced annually worldwide, but more than 20 billion carats of synthetic diamonds, 95% of which are produced in mainland China, are produced annually.