Infineon Expands Supplier Base, Partners With Japan’s Showa Denka for SiC Material

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The contract between Infineon and Showa Denko K.K. has a two-year term with an extension option

Amid an aggressive demand for chips, German semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies announced that it has signed a  contract with the Japanese wafer manufacturer Showa Denko K.K. for supplying an extensive range of silicon carbide material (SiC) including epitaxy. 

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Infineon, which has the industry’s largest portfolio of SiC semiconductors for industrial applications, has thus secured more base material for the growing demand for SiC-based products. 

The contract between Infineon and Showa Denko K.K. has a two-year term with an extension option.

“The expansion of our supplier base with Showa Denko for wafers in this growth market marks an important step in our multisourcing strategy. It will support us to reliably meet the growing demand mid to long term. Furthermore, we plan to collaborate with Showa Denko on the strategic development of the material to improve the quality while cutting costs at the same time,” said Peter Wawer, President of the Industrial Power Control Division at Infineon.

Jiro Ishikawa, Senior Managing Corporate Officer from Showa Denko K.K, said, “Our aim is to continuously improve our SiC material and develop the next technology. We value Infineon as an excellent partner in this regard.”

Following the acquisition of the US company Cypress Semiconductor Corporation in April 2020, Infineon is now a global top 10 semiconductor company.

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