- As per STMicroelectronics , this tie-up will help it to increase the volume and balance of the wafers we will need to meet the strong demand
- The adoption of power solutions with SiCs is increasing in both the automotive and industrial markets
ROHM and STMicroelectronics have signed a multi-year silicon carbide (SiC) wafers supply agreement with SiCrystal, a ROHM group company. This agreement will govern the supply of over 120 million dollars of advanced 150mm silicon carbide wafers by SiCrystal to STMicroelectronics. This supply will be done during this period of demand ramp-up for silicon carbide power devices.
Jean-Marc Chery, president and CEO of STMicroelectronics said, “This additional long-term SiC substrate supply agreement comes on top of the external capacity we have already secured and the internal capacity we are ramping. It will enable ST to increase the volume and balance of the wafers we will need to meet the strong demand ramp-up from customers for automotive and industrial programs over the next years.”
Increased demand for SiCs
The adoption of power solutions with SiCs is increasing in both the automotive and industrial markets. The companies said that with this agreement, they will contribute to the widespread use of SiC in both the markets.
Dr. Robert Eckstein, president and CEO of SiCrystal, a ROHM group company added, “SiCrystal is a group company of ROHM, a leading company of SiC, and has been manufacturing SiC wafers for many years. We are very pleased to enter into this supply agreement with our longstanding customer ST. We will continue to support our partner to expand silicon carbide business by ramping up wafer quantities continuously and by providing reliable quality at all times.”
Automotive, industrial and consumer market
Semiconductor company STMicroelectronics delivers intelligent and energy-efficient products and solutions. ROHM provides LSI and discrete semiconductors in markets like automotive, industrial and consumer market through its global development and sales network.