2015年电气论坛第8次活动-Toyota's Challenge of Applying SiC Power Semiconductors to Environmentally Friendly Vehicles
Presenter：Kimimori Hamada,Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan
The automotive industry is developing a range of electrically powered environmentally friendly vehicles such as hybrid (HV), plug-in hybrid (PHV), full electric (EV), and fuel cell (FCV) vehicles to help reduce tailpipe CO2 emissions and achieve energy diversification. HVs are regarded as one of the most practical types of environmentally friendly vehicle and have already been widely accepted by the market. Toyota Motor Corporation has positioned HV systems as a core technology that can be applied to all nextgeneration electrically powered environmentally friendly vehicles and is currently working to enhance the performance of HV system components. Due to its low loss operation properties, silicon carbide (SiC) power devices are regarded as highly promising next generation power semiconductor devices to help improve fuel efficiency and reduce the size and weight of the power control unit (PCU), one of the key components of a HV system. This presentation shows the development of practical automotive technologies using SiC by three members of the
Kimimori Hamada was born in
He received the B.Eng. degree in 1982 and the M.Eng. degree in 1985 both in electrical engineering from
He has been a member of the Research Committee on the power devices and ICs in IEEJ, a chair of research committee of automotive power electronics in JSAE and a member of the EDS Power Devices and ICs Technical Committee in IEEE. He served on ISPSD 2013 Technical Program Committee Chair and serves on JSAE EVTeC 2014 & APE Japan 2014 Vice Chairperson.