Sumitomo launches 150mm GaN-on-SiC production with Aixtron system
December 04, 2019Japanese group Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations, Inc. (SEDI) has ordered an AIX G5+ tool from Aixtron, with 8x6-inch wafer configuration in order to expand the production capacity of GaN-on-SiC (gallium nitride-on-silicon carbide) radio frequency (RF) devices for wireless applications.
STMicro completes acquisition of SiC wafer specialist Norstel
December 02, 2019STMicroelectronics has completed the full acquisition of Swedish silicon carbide (SiC) wafer manufacturer Norstel AB.
Cree, STMicroelectronics fortify SiC agreement
November 19, 2019Cree Inc. and STMicroelectronics have expanded their existing multi-year, long-term silicon carbide wafer supply agreement to more than USD 500 million.
Cree, ABB form partnership for SiC technology
November 18, 2019Silicon carbide technology specialist Cree and ABB’s Power Grids business have announced a partnership to jointly expand the rollout of silicon carbide for semiconductors.
Soitec & Applied Materials to develop next-gen SiC substrates
November 18, 2019Designer and manufacturer of semiconductor materials, Soitec, is entering a joint development program with Applied Materials on next-generation silicon carbide substrates.
EpiWorld speeds up commercialisation of SiC devices with AIXTRON
November 08, 2019AIXTRON SE has provided an AIX G5 WW C system to EpiWorld International Co., Ltd for the further development of next generation silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxial wafers mainly used for the manufacturing of power devices for automotive applications.
Odyssey Semiconductor picks up wafer fab
October 31, 2019Ithaca, New York’s Odyssey Semiconductor Technologies, specializing in high-voltage power switching components and systems based on proprietary gallium nitride (GaN) processing technology, has acquired an integrated semiconductor design, fabrication, test, and packaging facility.
STMicroelectronics acquires the rest of Swedish Norstel
October 25, 2019The French-Italian semiconductor manufacturer says that it has decided to acquire the remaining share capital of the Swedish SiC wafer manufacturer.
Cree, NY CREATES announce first SiC wafer demo
October 24, 2019Cree and New York Center for Research, Economic Advancement, Technology, Engineering, and Science (NY CREATES), marked the start of their partnership with the completion of their first silicon carbide test wafers last week.
Frontier to close Romanian operations
October 09, 2019Frontier Smart Technologies Group has decided to cease operations at their Romanian base.
Bosch is betting on SiC for electromobility
October 08, 2019Nowadays, all cars feature semiconductors; there is generally more than 50 of them in every vehicle that rolls of the production line.
EV battery plant part of SK Siltron’s plans for DuPont Semi
October 01, 2019Details are emerging about SK Siltron’s plans for the pending USD 450 million acquisition of DuPont Electronics & Imaging’s Compound Semiconductor Solutions, expected to close by end of 2019.
Aehr lands order for FOX-XP system for SiC devices
September 27, 2019Aehr Test Systems, supplier of semiconductor test and reliability qualification equipment, has received new customer order for its FOX-XP wafer level test and burn-in system and WaferPak contactors for production test and burn-in of SiC devices.
STMicro to supply SiC power electronics to Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi
September 18, 2019Semiconductor giant, STMicroelectronics, has been chosen to supply high-efficiency silicon-carbide (SiC) power electronics by Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi (Alliance) for advanced on-board chargers (OBCs) in its upcoming electric vehicles.
DuPont to sell its compound semiconductor solutions business
September 11, 2019DuPont Electronics & Imaging (E&I) says it has signed an agreement to sell its Compound Semiconductor Solutions (CSS) business to SK Siltron, a South Korean silicon wafer supplier.
Delphi team up with Cree for automotive SiC devices
September 09, 2019Delphi Technologies and Creehave entered into a partnership to utilise silicon carbide semiconductor device technology to enable faster, smaller, lighter and more powerful electronic systems for future electric vehicles (EV).
Cree and ON Semi sign multi-year silicon carbide wafer supply agreement
August 13, 2019The companies have entered into a multi-year agreement where Cree will produce and supply its Wolfspeed silicon carbide wafers to ON Semiconductor.
Ascatron secures funding for SiC product development
July 12, 2019Swedish Ascatron recently completed the sale of its shares in a Joint Venture company in China, and by this secured EUR 3.5 million funding to continue the independent development of its own products.
Amtech to sell its SoLayTec solar business
July 01, 2019Capital equipment manufacturer, Amtech Systems, says that it is selling its SoLayTec business as the first step in the previously announced plan to divest substantially all of its solar segment.
McLaren Applied Technologies awarded grant for ESCAPELoad more news
June 20, 2019McLaren Applied Technologies is the lead partner in an automotive power electronics project which has been awarded funding through the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC).