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Wednesday 31 January 2024
Chinese government-backed SiC cubs threaten alpha Wolfspeed’s market dominance
In 2023, third-generation silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductor powerhouse Wolfspeed saw one-third of its market share go up in smoke.
Monday 23 October 2023
6-inch SiC wafer shortage set to reverse in 2024; no longer exclusive to Western IDMs
So far, the compound semiconductor silicon carbide (SiC) has been dominated by European and US integrated device manufacturers (IDMs). The IDM model is considered the niche to develop...
Wednesday 6 September 2023
Chinese SiC crystal growth factories landing long-term contracts from first-tier customers
China's SiC crystal growth industry is witnessing exponential growth this year. Several factories have agreed to long-term partnerships with big-name international companies. The...
Thursday 17 August 2023
ITRI, Tokuyama co-build lab to catalyze key SiC technologies
To build a complete industrial chain for silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors in Taiwan, the government-funded Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has established the...
Monday 31 July 2023
China reduces foreign dependency on crystal growth and wafer equipment
China's domestic equipment manufacturers have been making significant progress in the field of wafer cutting, gradually forming a new force and challenging the dominance of foreign...
Friday 28 July 2023
Chinese military-affiliated CETC claims breakthrough in SiC crystal growth equipment
China's state-owned China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) has claimed breakthrough in the core technologies crucial to the country's quest to independently produce...
Monday 10 July 2023
Taiwan eyeing self-supply of 8-inch SiC wafer and equipment by 2025
Taiwan now dominates over 50% of global production of compound semiconductors, and the government has supported multiple development projects for the supply chain. In terms of production...
Tuesday 27 June 2023
Will Infineon enter SiC crystal growth segment?
Infineon is reportedly considering expanding SiC device production in the US. The industry wonders if the company will start growing SiC crystals by itself. Sources said Infineon,...
Tuesday 27 June 2023
Infineon reportedly mulling investment in SiC production in US
Infineon reportedly is mulling investing in the US for the production of silicon carbide (SiC) devices in line with the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) requirements, according to industry...
Tuesday 23 May 2023
China SiC price trend hard to judge after makers land long-term orders
It remains hard to judge when Chinese suppliers of silicon carbide (SiC) substrates and wafers will launch a price reduction campaign after some of them have secured long-term supply...
Thursday 2 March 2023
Taiwan startup ready for 6-inch SiC crystal growth
HKT Technology is ready to enter 6-inch SiC crystal growth production and is eyeing expansion to 8-inch SiC crystal growth in the future, according to the company.
Tuesday 7 February 2023
China SiC semiconductor companies see losses in 2022
Several Chinese firms involved in the domestic silicon carbide (SiC) industry supply chain have warned of net losses in 2022.
Monday 6 February 2023
GlobalWafers to acquire Shanghai subsidiary of Crystalwise
GlobalWafers recently disclosed that it would execute a letter of intent with Crystalwise Technology to purchase 100% of Shanghai Sawyer Shenkai Technology Material (SSKT) for up...
Friday 6 January 2023
GlobalWafers doubles capex for epi-wafer capacity expansion
GlobalWafers will more than double its capex for 2023 to accelerate its wafer capacity expansions, particularly for SiC and GaN epi-wafers, to meet strong demand from clients, according...
Tuesday 27 December 2022
Taisic to expand production capacity for SiC substrates
Taisic Materials, a subsidiary of the Kenmec group specializing in silicon carbide (SiC) substrates, plans to triple its number of crystal growth furnaces to supply Foxconn's newly...
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