Vitesco and Rohm sign SiC supply partnership
Total project volume of over one billion US dollars between 2024 and 2030 expected
German drives manufacturer Vitesco Technologies has secured strategically important capacities in SiC power semiconductors through a long-term supply partnership with Rohm – worth over one billion US dollars until 2030.
The development partnership with Rohm, which began in 2020, created the basis for the supply partnership now signed in Regensburg, Germany. Vitesco's inverters with integrated Rohm SiC chips will be adopted by two customers, to be applied inside electric vehicle powertrains. Vitesco will start supplying a first series project as early as 2024. The company is thus even ahead of the originally targeted timeline.
"The supply partnership agreement with Rohm is an important building block for securing Vitesco Technologies' SiC capacities in the years ahead," said Andreas Wolf (pictured right), CEO of Vitesco Technologies, at the signing ceremony in Regensburg. "We have had very good experience in our development cooperation so far and are now looking forward not only to continuing it, but also to intensifying it further," adds Wolf.
"In the high-growth automotive market, SiC is a pathfinder for higher efficiency. With an expected higher market share of more than 30 percent, we are strongly positioned here and have gained a strategic partner in Vitesco Technologies for further market penetration," said Kazuhide Ino (pictured left), managing executive officer and CFO of Rohm. at the signing ceremony.