Infineon module and chip technology powers 250 kW PV solution from Sungrow
April 15, 2020Sungrow offers the SG250HX PV string inverter that features a high capacity of 250 kW. On board: customized EasyPACK™ 3B power modules from Infineon Technologies AG, equipped with the latest TRENCHSTOP™ and CoolSiC™ chip technologies.
Axcelis receives its first order For Purion in Japan
April 03, 2020Axcelis Technologies, a supplier of high-productivity solutions for the semiconductor industry, says it has received an order to ship its first Purion system into Japan.
X-FAB expands epitaxy capabilities
March 19, 2020X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE has added internal SiC epitaxy capabilities to its portfolio, allowing it to run silicon and SiC on the same manufacturing line.
GT Advanced Tech, ON Semi ink 5-yr deal
March 17, 2020New Hampshire-based GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) and ON Semiconductor executed a five-year agreement this week for production of silicon carbide (SiC).
Tesla on the hunt for central U.S. site
March 11, 2020In a Tweet yesterday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk made clear that the decision to produce the company’s electric pickup truck in the central part of the U.S. has been made - it’s just a matter of exactly where.
SK Siltron completes acquisition of DuPont's SiC wafer division
March 02, 2020Semiconductor wafer maker, SK Siltron, has completed the acquisition of DuPont's Silicon Carbide Wafer (SiC Wafer) unit. The acquisition was decided through a board meeting in September and closed on February 29.
Nexperia partners with Ricardo to develop GaN-based EV inverter design
February 28, 2020Nexperia has entered into a partnership with automotive engineering consulting company, Ricardo, to produce a technology demonstrator for an EV inverter based on gallium nitride (GaN) technology.
STAr expands via acquisition of Accel-RF
February 27, 2020Taiwanese company, STAr Technologies, announces that it is acquiring San Diego-based Accel-RF Instruments Corporation.
Amtech exits the solar business - finds a buyer in Dutch Foundation
January 29, 2020The sale of the solar business will allow the company to fully focus growth strategies for its semiconductor and silicon carbide businesses.
ROHM company SiCrystal & STMicro ink wafer supply deal
January 15, 2020ROHM and STMicroelectronics have signed a multi-year silicon carbide (SiC) wafers supply agreement with SiCrystal, a ROHM group company having a top share of SiC wafers in Europe.
Entegris acquires CMP slurry manufacturer Sinmat
January 13, 2020Entegris has acquired Sinmat, a CMP slurry manufacturer. Located in Gainesville, Florida, Sinmat is now part of the Specialty Chemicals and Engineered Materials (SCEM) Division of Entegris.
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 demoLoad more news
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.