X-Fab To Support 6 Inch SiC Wafer Production
Economies of scale aimed at boosting widespread adoption of SiC power devices
X-Fab Silicon Foundries has announced that it is the first semiconductor foundry to support 6-inch SiC production. The company, in collaboration with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the PowerAmerica Institute, has just deployed a high temperature implanter at its facility in Lubbock, Texas.
Using its existing, high volume silicon production lines, X-Fab says it can offer the economies of scale needed to encourage widespread adoption of power devices based on SiC substrates.
"Through the installation and qualification of this high temperature implanter we are now ready to support our SiC customers as they move from prototyping to volume production in 2017. This means that they will be right at the forefront of the transition of SiC to 6-inch wafers," states Andy Wilson, X-Fab Texas' director of strategic nusiness development.
He added: "The ongoing backing of the DOE and PowerAmerica has proved instrumental in getting us to this next stage, helping X-Fab to make a major impact in relation to this exciting new technology and ensuring that it's potential is fully realised."
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