08 Feb 2023 -

Germany’s new SiC plant to boost European semiconductor manufacturing

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U.S.-based SiC semiconductor manufacturer, Wolfspeed, is building a chip manufacturing facility in Germany. Production is scheduled to begin in four years and will be a boon for Europe’s semicon capabilities.

The new plant will boost Germany’s domestic car industry . Automaker, ZF, will become a majority shareholder within the facility’s research center. The goal is to continue innovation and research into SiC automotive applications.

SiC chips have been proven to increase EV range, reduce charging time, and reduce operating costs from lower energy consumption. Tesla, a catalyst for the change from silicon to SiC chips was the first automaker to put SiC chips in a mass-produced car, specifically some Model 3s. SiC chips gained a much-needed boost within the EV supply chain, which has since gained traction.

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