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Sumitomo will produce SiC wafers

Sumitomo will produce SiC wafers

Posted Date: 2023-08-03

August 2, 2023 /SemiMedia/ — Japanese auto provider Sumitomo Electrical Industries Ltd. will begin producing energy-efficient silicon carbide wafers for next-generation semiconductors which might be anticipated to increase the vary of electrical autos by 10%, based on Nikkei Asia.

The report identified that Sumitomo Electrical plans to speculate about 30 billion yen (about 214 million U.S. {dollars}) to pay for the development of a brand new manufacturing facility in Toyama Prefecture, which is able to begin mass manufacturing of silicon carbide wafers in 2027. The funding quantity will even be used to increase the manufacturing capability of the prevailing manufacturing facility in Hyogo Prefecture.

Via funding, Sumitomo Electrical hopes to provide 120,000 6-inch wafers per 12 months. These wafers are utilized in electrical car semiconductors that management the present and voltage within the motors. Along with electrical autos, it may also be utilized in communication base stations, low-orbit satellites, vitality, charging stations, and rail transit.