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Hunan Sanan Opens China's First Vertically Integrated SiC Line


Chinese Mega Fab handles everything from crystal growth to power devices, packaging, and testing

Hunan Sanan Semiconductor, located in Changsha High-tech Industrial Park, has held its official inauguration to start production of China's first vertically integrated SiC line. The company has invested 16B RMB ($2.5B) in the site which covers an area of around 667 thousand m2.

Since its groundbreaking start in July 2020, it has taken under a year to build the facility which handles everything from crystal growth to power devices, packaging, and testing. The Mega Fab is set to deliver a monthly output of 30,000 6-inch SiC wafers, which is complete and ready for production.

At the opening ceremony, Simon Lin, vice chairman and general manager of Sanan Optoelectronics, said that Hunan Sanan Semiconductor's business covers substrate materials, epitaxial growth, wafer manufacturing, packaging and testing. It is reported to be the first in China and third in the worldwide industry as a vertically integrated SiC chain, providing customers with high-quality, on-time delivery, while sharing the advantages of large-scale production costs.

Mao Weiming, deputy secretary of the Hunan Provincial Party Committee and governor of Hunan Province, congratulated Hunan Sanan Semiconductor on its official start of production. It is hoped that the completion and commissioning of Hunan Sanan Semiconductor will accelerate the integration of Changsha's integrated circuit and IT industries.

Hunan Sanan Semiconductor expects to achieve annual sales of 12B RMB ($1.9B), an annual tax contribution of 1.7B RMB ($0.3B), provide thousands of jobs, and provide almost 10,000 job opportunities in adjacent industries and communities.

Through large-scale production and its own SiC material patent portfolio, Hunan Sanan Semiconductor intends to cover a broad range of end markets including communications, server power supplies, photovoltaic, electric vehicle (EV), main traction inverters, and on-board chargers (OBC).

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