Monday 1 April 2024
Mitsubishi Electric's US$6 billion green tech push: next-gen semiconductors
In Mitsubishi Electric's latest strategic vision, the conglomerate pledged a staggering investment of JPY900 billion (equivalent to around US$6 billion) towards green technology over...
Monday 5 June 2023
Foxconn camp launches Taiwan's first homegrown 8-inch SiC substrate: Q&A with Taisic Materials chair
Member firms of the Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry) camp have completed their initial deployments in the third-generation compound semiconductor SiC (silicon carbide) field,...
Friday 19 May 2023
Advanced Power to step up deployment in automotive sector
Advanced Power Electronics is looking to grow sales of its automotive products, which currently accounts for less than 3% of revenue, according to the Taiwan-based MOSFET company.
Friday 5 May 2023
IGBT, SiC, GaN see heating competition in terminal applications
Power semiconductor devices such as SiC MOSFETs, IGBT, and GaN are experiencing increasingly fierce competition in EV, charging pile, energy storage, and renewable energy applications,...
Tuesday 7 March 2023
Suppliers see SiC opportunity in aerospace despite setback following Tesla announcement
Tesla's recent announcement to cut the use of silicon carbide (SiC) by 75% has garnered much attention for the wide bandgap semiconductor. Though Tesla's pioneering application of...
Friday 3 February 2023
Nexperia steps up investment in WBG semiconductors
Nexperia is stepping up its investment in wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductors, according to Steven Lin, president of Nexperia Taiwan.
Friday 13 January 2023
China SiC device maker Inventchip gets new funds for capacity expansion
Driven by growing market demand for SiC components for EV applications, China's SIC semiconductor specialist Inventchip Technology has recently completed its Pre-B round of financing,...
Friday 13 January 2023
Rohm to supply 4G SiC MOSFET for EV inverters for Honda
Rohm Semiconductor announced on Jan 10 that it is supplying its new fourth-gen SiC MOSFETs and gate driver ICs for EV inverters made by automotive parts supplier Hitachi Astemo.
Tuesday 27 December 2022
Eris Tech to transform into III-V power IC backend house
Power diode specialist Eris Technology is looking to expand its Si and SiC MOSFET backend business at its new production capacity that will come online in 2024 to meet demand for...
Thursday 8 September 2022
The first in Taiwan to mass-produce IGBT power semiconductors: Q&A with Pan Jit COO Edgar Chen
The supply of high-end electronic power semiconductors, such as automotive MOSFETs and IGBTs, continues to be tight with delivery times still at 50 weeks or more. These power components...
Wednesday 10 August 2022
China's Silan to establish 150mm wafer fab for SiC power devices
Silan Microelectronics, a Chinese IDM specialized in power semiconductor, has announced plans to invest a total of CNY1.5 billion (US$222.2 million) to establish a 150mm wafer fabrication...
Monday 11 July 2022
Foxconn makes strategic investment in SiC substrate production
Foxconn Technology Group has advanced further in building its semiconductor and EV ecosystems by making strategic investment in a Taiwan-based maker of SiC (silicon carbide) substrates...
Friday 24 June 2022
DB Hitek to build 8-inch SiC MOSFET production line
DB Hitek, one of South Korea's leading foundry chipmakers, will build a next-generation power MOSFET production line at its 8-inch semiconductor fab in the Chungcheongbuk province,...
Thursday 16 June 2022
Taiwan makers challenged in SiC applications for EV, industrial control
It has become an irreversible trend to incorporate third-generation semiconductor materials such as silicon carbide (SiC) into power devices and modules for electric vehicles (EV)...
Monday 14 March 2022
XPeng, Li Auto boosting investment in SiC semiconductors
Chinese automakers including XPeng and Li Auto are expanding their investment in silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors, as chip demand for new energy applications continues to grow.