National Seminar on Recent Advances & Challenges Faced in GaN HEMT Technology

The department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at PEC University of Technology has organized a one day National Seminar on “Recent Advances and Challenges Faced in GaN HEMT Technology in collaboration IEEE Chandigarh Subsection and financially supported by Defence Research and Development Organization, Govt. of India. The national seminar was jointly inaugurated by Prof. Neena Gupta, Chairperson, IEEE Chandigarh Sub-section and Prof. Neelu Jain, Head, Electronics and Communication Engineering department.

Top-level scientists and engineers from reputed research organizations including Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, and Solid State Physics Laboratory (SSPL) discussed about the importance of Gallium Nitride (GaN) based HEMT technology. The special sessions were focussed on the growth of GaN material, device fabrications and their electrical (DC and RF) characterisation techniques. The researchers also discussed about practical applications of GaN based HEMTs which vary from RF communication like 5G technology to defence applications such as power amplifiers, MMIC etc.. The significance of simulation and mathematical modelling of GaN materials and HEMTs predicting their performances, reliability leading to cost effectiveness without fabricating such devices were also discussed.

The organisation of this seminar is timely and important as GaN HEMT technology is under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), therefore, it’s of national importance to make India itself technologically self-sufficient to produce HEMT technology based electronic warfare, radars etc., said Dr. Arun Kumar Singh and Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, coordinators of the Seminar.

A large number of delegates including scientists, engineers, faculty members, and research scholars from various institutions across India like Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) Chandigarh , Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL) Mohali, Delhi University, Delhi, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee and Ropar, Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), Mohali, Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Defence Research and Development Organization participated in the seminar to discuss their research ideas with the renowned dignitaries.

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