onsemi completes its acquisition of GTAT
On Semiconductor (onsemi) has completed its acquisition of silicon carbide producer, GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT). The acquisition will enhance onsemi’s ability to secure and grow supply of SiC.
onsemi, and its customers, will benefit from GTAT’s experience in crystalline growth as well as its technical capabilities and expertise in the development of wafering-ready SiC. onsemi says in a press release that it intends to scale and accelerate GTAT’s development of SiC to assure customers supply of critical components and further commercialise intelligent power technologies. “We are thrilled to have completed this acquisition, which enables us to boost SiC supply as we carry out our mission of building a sustainable future,” says Hassane El-Khoury, president and chief executive officer of onsemi, in the press release. “As we move to a carbon free economy, SiC technology is a key driver to enable zero emissions in high efficiency electric vehicles, renewable energy and charging infrastructure. By integrating GTAT, onsemi can now provide end-to-end power solutions from SiC crystal growth to fully integrated intelligent power modules.” onsemi says it plans to invest in expanding GTAT’s manufacturing facilities, supporting research and development efforts to advance 150mm and 200mm SiC crystal growth technology, while also investing in the broader SiC supply chain, including fab capacity and packaging.