Vitesco Technologies and onsemi Sign SiC Long-Term Supply Agreement and Agree to Invest in SiC Technology Capacity Expansion
Vitesco Technologiesis securing silicon carbide (SiC) supply capacity worth $1.9 billion
Vitesco Technologiesis gaining access to this key semiconductor technology by providing an investment of $250 millionto onsemi in production capacity to enable the enormous growth in electrification
- In addition to investing in production capacity, the two companies will collaborate to further optimize the traction inverter system
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“Energy-efficient silicon carbide power semiconductors are at the beginning of a big surge in demand. That is why it is imperative for us to get access to the complete SiC value chain together with onsemi. With this investment we have a secure supply of a key technology over the next ten years and beyond,” said
SiC semiconductors are a pivotal technology for electrification enabling highly efficient power electronics leading to reduced charging times and longer range for electric cars. Especially at high voltage levels such as 800 V, SiC inverters are more efficient than silicon models. Since 800 V is the prerequisite for fast and thus convenient high-voltage charging, SiC devices are at the beginning of a worldwide boom.
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