Why does II-VI rely on General Electric’s IP to conquer the power SiC markets?

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – July 07, 2020 | As announced earlier this month, optical component and materials maker II-VI has licensed Silicon Carbide (SiC) technology from General Electric with a view to move into power devices and modules. Just like Cree/Wolfspeed and Rohm Group Company (including SiCrystal), the main competitors of II-VI on the SiC wafer market,[…]

TSMC’s GaN-on-Silicon patents supporting STMicroelectronics’ strategic move towards power GaN adoption in automotive applications

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – February 24, 2020 | As announced earlier this month, STMicroelectronics (ST) will collaborate with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC) in order to accelerate the development of GaN technology for power applications, and more specifically for automotive applications (converters and chargers for hybrid and electric vehicles). With this recent manufacturing partnership, STMicroelectronics has[…]

SiC adoption is accelerating: is the industrial supply chain ready?

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – March 4, 2019: “The 2016-2018 period has been crucial for the whole SiC industry,” asserts Rémi Comyn, PhD., Patent & Technology Analyst at Knowmade, the Technology Intelligence and IP strategy consulting company. “SiC MOSFETs, commercially available for several years, are gaining the confidence of numerous customers and have clearly begun to penetrate[…]