Wednesday 29 March 2023
Challenges facing China's homegrown high-voltage IGBT development
The development of China's domestic high-voltage IGBTs faces obstacles such as the country's limited manufacturing and materials technology capabilities.
Tuesday 28 March 2023
Global IGBT shortage worsens on Tesla policy change
The global shortage of industrial and automotive IGBTs is being exacerbated as Tesla is likely to use more insulated IGBTs in its future EVs under its 75% SiC cut plan. This paves...
Tuesday 28 March 2023
Panjit gearing up for high-end IGBT production
MOSFET and SiC diode supplier Panjit International will likely kickstart volume production of high-end IGBT (insulated gate bipolar transistor) devices in June this year, targeting...
Tuesday 28 March 2023
Jentech upbeat about EV IGBT demand
Jentech Precision Industrial, an insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) power module provider with water-cooling solutions, has expressed optimism about demand for electric vehicle...
Tuesday 28 March 2023
Consumer power device makers pin hope on demand rebound in April-May
Makers of consumer-grade MOSFETs and other power devices hope that demand will improve in April or May, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 28 March 2023
Automotive and industrial IGBT supply may stay tight until mid-2024
The supply of automotive and industrial IGBTs may stay tight until the middle of next year, according to sources at pure-play foundries.
Monday 27 March 2023
IGBT will likely head to supply-demand balance in 3Q 2023, DIGITMES Research says
Power semiconductor devices remain in high demand as automotive IC shortages have generally been mitigated. According to DIGITIMES Research analyst David Ma, insulated-gate bipolar...
Thursday 16 March 2023
Production yield matters for GaN applications and penetration
The application benefits are getting clear for third-generation compound semiconductor GaN (gallium nitride) as it is increasingly adopted for charging piles, in-vehicle DC-DC power...
Thursday 16 March 2023
China makers building own IGBT supply chain for EV applications
Ever-rising demand for electrical vehicles (EVs) is driving fast development of IGBT (insulated gate bipolar transistor) module applications, prompting Chinese semiconductor players...
Monday 6 March 2023
Will Tesla backtrack on plans to sharply cut SiC demand for future EVs?
Tesla's recent announcement that its next-generation EVs will reduce demand for SiC components by 75% has sent shockwaves through the global SiC supply chain, inspiring Taiwan-based...
Monday 6 March 2023
Tesla's SiC goal fuels discussions of GaN takeover and IGBT revival
With Tesla's recent announcement to cut the use of silicon carbide (SiC) by 75%, some see it as an opportunity for gallium nitride (GaN) to boost its presence in vehicle power electronics...
Friday 3 March 2023
With Tesla rumored to cut 75% of SiC demand, Taiwan's power semiconductor sector offers their analysis
EV leader Tesla emphasized in its 2023 "Investor Day" that its next car model will aim to reduce assembly costs by 50%. It was also implied that Tesla will reduce around 75% of its...
Wednesday 15 February 2023
Sumco sees 12-inch silicon wafers sustain strong demand for auto chips
Japan's silicon wafer maker Sumco expects a slight sequential fall in overall shipments of its 12-inch products in the first quarter of 2023, driven by weaker demand for memory and...
Monday 6 February 2023
Geely Tech teams up with GTA Semi to accelerate deployments in auto chips
China-based Geely Technology, an affiliate of Geely Automobile, has recently signed a strategic cooperation agreement with domestic power chips foundry GTA Semiconductor to carry...
Friday 13 January 2023
Power devices makers keen to explore car applications with partners
Taiwan's power components makers are teaming up with IC design houses or large business groups to develop complementary products and share resources, sales channels and supply chains,...