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onsemi announces signing of SiC strategic agreement with Magna

onsemi announces signing of SiC strategic agreement with Magna

Posted Date: 2023-08-01

July 31, 2023 /SemiMedia/ — onsemi not too long ago introduced the signing of a long-term provide settlement (LTSA) with Magna to combine onsemi’s EliteSiC good energy answer into its eDrive system.

By integrating onsemi’s industry-leading EliteSiC MOSFET know-how, Magna eDrive programs can provide higher cooling efficiency and quicker acceleration and charging charges, enhancing effectivity and growing the vary of electrical autos (EVs). Moreover, onsemi’s end-to-end silicon carbide (SiC) manufacturing functionality, mixed with its potential to ramp manufacturing shortly, improves Magna’s vertical integration and simplifies its provide chain to fulfill the rising demand for its SiC-based merchandise for EVs.

“With vary nervousness nonetheless a prime deterrent to EV adoption, our know-how permits Magna to go additional, easing the transition to an electrified future,” stated Asif Jakwani, senior vice chairman and common supervisor, Superior Energy Division, onsemi. “Our newest EliteSiC MOSFET know-how permits elevated energy density and better effectivity in traction inverters, leading to improved gas-equivalent miles per gallon with out compromising driving dynamics and security.”

Simultaneous with the signing of the LTSA, the businesses entered a separate settlement for Magna to additionally make investments roughly $40 million for the procurement of recent SiC tools at onsemi’s New Hampshire and Czech Republic services to make sure entry to future provide.

“We imagine {that a} safe provide of silicon carbide chips might be essential to our potential to proceed delivering progressive and environment friendly eDrive programs for our prospects,” stated Diba Ilunga, president Magna Powertrain. “Accordingly, we're each investing to develop SiC manufacturing capability, and establishing the business foundation for long-term provide of SiC-based chips to advance our electrification technique and outpace the competitors.”

Silicon carbide is a large bandgap semiconductor substrate that's superb for high-temperature, high-power purposes resembling electrical autos, however it's extremely tough to supply. With a restricted variety of producers and vital demand for SiC-based designs, OEMs and automotive suppliers are more and more trying to safe long-term, dependable provide.