Sanan announces its entry into the American market, providing SiC and GaN power semiconductor products to the market

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Sanan announces its entry into the American market, providing SiC and GaN power semiconductor products to the market

Posted Date: 2024-01-14

On January 8, Luminus Devices announced,Hunan Sanan Semiconductor signed a cooperation agreement with it. Luminus will become the exclusive sales channel for Hunan Sanan's SiC and GaN products in the Americas, targeting the power semiconductor application market.

Currently, Hunan Sanan Semiconductor's business is divided into two parts. One is to provide turnkey solutions such as SiC diodes and MOSFETs, and the other is to provide foundry services to semiconductor customers. Its products cover SiC substrates, epitaxy, and bare dies.

Luminus is headquartered in the United States and has a high market position in optoelectronic fields such as LED packaging. So far, it is still at the forefront of the global LED packaging market. With the rapid development of the power semiconductor market, Lumninus' business scope has gradually extended to high-growth markets such as SiC and GaN power semiconductor materials, wafer foundry and components.

Sanan Optoelectronics acquired 100% of the shares of Luminus in 2013, and the latter is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sanan Optoelectronics like Hunan Sanan. Therefore, this cooperation between the two parties is both logical and natural. Luminus has an experienced sales team in the Americas, including regional manufacturer representatives, dealers, etc. It has accumulated rich sales experience over the years and has already established a presence in the SiC and GaN power semiconductor markets. For Hunan Sanan's SiC & GaN products to enter the American market, cooperation with Luminus is a fast and efficient way.

In addition to using Luminus's sales channels to close the distance with customers in the Americas, Hunan Sanan also has some advantages. According to Luminus, the delivery time of most products of Hunan Sanan can be shortened to 8 weeks. Therefore, both parties believe that this cooperation is expected to solve the problem of long delivery times for customers in power semiconductor-related fields.

Luminus CEO Mark Pugh added: "Since we became part of the Sanan family 10 years ago, our global customers have benefited from our parent company's scale and advanced technology. Now, as we As we expand into the high-growth SiC and GaN power semiconductor materials, wafers and components markets, customers in the Americas will enjoy Luminus' local service, rapid delivery and technical support."

Sanan Optoelectronics announced on October 23, 2023 that its subsidiary Hunan Sanan has made phased progress in silicon carbide products and achieved quasi-mass production of 8-inch substrates. Some products have entered the supply chain of mainstream new energy vehicle companies.

In terms of large-size silicon carbide substrates, Hunan Sanan’s 8-inch silicon carbide substrate has completed developmentrelying on the independent PVT process with precise thermal field control, has achieved lower costs and lower defect density. The product has entered the stage of small batch production and sample delivery. In the future, the company will continue to focus on yield improvement, accelerate equipment debugging and process optimization, and continue Promote the mass production process of Hunan and Chongqing factories.

Silicon carbide MOSFET, the company launched SiC MOSFET products with a wide voltage range of 650V-1700V, which have the advantages of high performance, high consistency and high reliability. Among them, the 1700V/1000mΩ MOSFET is mainly used in the auxiliary power supply of photovoltaic inverters, and the 1200V/75mΩ MOSFET is mainly used in the OBC of new energy vehicles. Both products are in the customer introduction stage and will be gradually supplied in batches; 1200V/16mΩ Automotive-grade chips have been module verified at strategic customers.

In terms of production capacity, by the beginning of 2025, the planned production capacity of Hunan Sanan Semiconductor Factory will be doubled. According to news in December 2023, at the end of the first half of 2023, Hunan Sanan's 6-inch SiC production capacity will be 15,000 pieces/month. It is expected that from the end of 2023 to the beginning of 2024, the production capacity will be expanded to 18,000-20,000 pieces/month. In the future, Hunan Sanan will continue to promote the production expansion process.

In addition, Hunan Sanan and STMicroelectronics have established Sanan STMicroelectronics (Chongqing) Co., Ltd. in Chongqing, specializing in the production of 8-inch silicon carbide wafers. The relevant preliminary approval matters for the project have been successfully approved, and all work is progressing in an orderly manner. It is expected to complete phased construction and put into production in 2025, and reach production in 2028.

Review Editor: Liu Qing

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