Onsemi completes Korean SiC facility
At full capacity, Bucheon fab will be able to manufacture over one million SiC wafers a year
Onsemi has completed the expansion of its 150 mm/200 mm SiC fabrication facility in Bucheon, South Korea. At full capacity, this fab will be able to manufacture more than one million 200 mm SiC wafers per year.
To support the ramp in SiC manufacturing capacity, Onsemi says it plans to hire up to 1,000 local employees over the next three years to fill the mostly technical positions – a more than 40 percent increase over the present workforce of about 2,300.
“I am truly impressed by Onsemi’s diligent and yet fast execution of its strategic plan to expand the Bucheon SiC wafer fab,” said Bucheon City Mayor YongEek Cho. “Not only will the city of Bucheon benefit from the creation of new employment opportunities in technology, but it will also be a part of laying the foundation for a sustainable ecosystem through electrification.”
The expansion of the Bucheon fab addresses demand for SiC devices in electric vehicles (EVs), energy infrastructure and high-power EV chargers.
The Bucheon SiC line is starting with the production of 150 mm wafers and will be converted to 200 mm in 2025 upon qualification of the 200 mm SiC process.