Cree work will trim power equipment aboard ships

Cree Inc. won a $12 million contract from the Office of Naval Research to develop silicon carbide-based, high-voltage, high-power electronic devices and power modules to reduce the size and weight of power management equipment aboard aircraft carriers and other sea vessels, officials from the Durham, N.C., company said.

The 18-month contract is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency under the Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Technology Initiative for High Power Electronics, officials said.

The initiative focuses on high-power conversion and distribution technology. Cree completed its $8.3 million contract for the first phase of this initiative.

"These devices could eventually be used beyond ship applications to optimize electrical power distribution for greater efficiency and rapid power switching across any major power grid, particularly for long-haul lines," said John Palmour, Cree's executive vice president for advanced devices.

About the Author

Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Washington Technology.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here


  • VIDEO: Explore the 2019 M&A Trends

    Editor Nick Wakeman interviews Kevin DeSanto of the investment bank KippsDeSanto about the highlights of their annual M&A survey and trends driving acquisitions in the federal space. Read More


    In our latest Project 38 Podcast, editor Nick Wakeman and senior staff writer Ross Wilkers discuss the major news events so far in 2019 and what major trends are on the horizon. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.