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    nkolias created the topic: Solid State Microwave Ovens

    I'm trying to understand the penetration of solid state (replacing tubes) in the Microwave oven market. Does anyone have any opinions on if/when the majority of microwave ovens will be solid state based (rather than tube based)....
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    UnknownEditor replied to the topic: Solid State Microwave Ovens

    Not Exactly Phillips (NXP) has been showing solid-state ovens at IMS for the past three years. I would have expected this to be on the market by now, but it is not. If you are it IMS 2016 next week you could ask them what is going on.... I plan to visit that booth.

    Steve

    www.electronicsweekly.com/news/design/th...solid-state-2016-01/
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    madengr replied to the topic: Solid State Microwave Ovens

    I read somewhere the cost of a consumer oven magnetron is $5 to $15. I suppose until the price of LDMOS gets down to that, you won't see it happen. You still need all the other components anyway.
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    UnknownEditor replied to the topic: Solid State Microwave Ovens

    Just went to talk on this topic at IMS 2016. Cost is slightly lower than $1/W right now for solid-state amps for commercial heating. An order of magnitude price reduction is needed. Don't hold your breath waiting to buy a SS oven any time soon.
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