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Since 2015

Unmatched density and efficiency

A history of tight electro-thermo-mechanical integration of novel technologies for high density power electronics

Dr. Alvarado and Mr. Valdes founded SET group with the explicit goal of developing next-generation power technology for the aerospace and defense industry. Throughout their academic and professional careers, they identified Gallium Nitride and Silicon Carbide based power conversion as the wave of the future. With their complementary technical and business backgrounds, the opportunity to achieve this goal was strategically developed over the years. Now as co-founders of SET group, they operate the organization as CEO and COO, respectively. They have assembled a strong leadership team to ensure SET group’s technology commercialization success.

Raul Alvarado

Electrical Engineer
Eduardo Valdes - founderRaul Alvarado - founder

Eduardo Valdes

Mechanical Engineer

Right Place, Right Time, Right Team

2010
Discovered GaN & SiC potential for power conversion
2013
Began small-scale experiments with WBG devices
2015
Founded SET group
2017
Designed first prototype with Space-Grade WBG power devices
2019
Achieved power density and power capacity goals (30W/cm³ & 20kW/Kg)
2020
Expanded operations, staff, and technical portfolio

Just as silicon-based solid-state transistors quickly replaced vacuum tube technology and similarly the Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) to Field Effect Transistor (FET) transition, SET group identified vertical Gallium Nitride (GaN) and Silicon Carbine (Sic) as the next semiconductor materials with new architectures that would inevitably power the world. Today, this power conversion evolution gains more and more momentum every day as system designers and users embrace the clear advantages and benefits of WBG-based power.

Although this fundamental evolution has abundant advantages, the technical challenges for its success are far from trivial. However, the technical team at SET group has created novel solutions to overcome the unique challenges of high frequency operation, high heat fluxes, and complex magnetics. In addition, SET group understands the challenges for adoption do not stop on the technical field. SET group's holistic approach doesn’t end in the laboratory. To ensure commercial success, SET group has assembled an experienced and impactful Board of Directors that provides actionable feedback and direction.

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Maintain A Strategic Technical Advantage through WBG-Based Power Conversion