On December 3, according to the Bosch Group Information Assistant, Harald Kroeger, a member of the Bosch Group’s board of directors, said that after years of research and development, the Bosch Group is now preparing to start mass production of power semiconductors made of silicon carbide, an innovative material, to provide To the world’s major auto manufacturers.
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It is reported that the Bosch Group announced two years ago that it will continue to advance the research and development of silicon carbide chips and achieve mass production, and will start production of samples for customer verification in early 2021.
According to news, in order to meet the growing demand for silicon carbide power semiconductors, in 2021, the Bosch Group has built an additional 1,000 square meters of dust-free workshop at the Reutlingen wafer plant, which is expected to be put into mass production in 2022. By the end of 2023, Bosch Group will build a 3,000-square-meter dust-free workshop. The new dust-free workshop will be equipped with the most advanced production facilities and will use self-developed manufacturing processes to produce silicon carbide semiconductors.
As a supplier of auto parts that independently produces silicon carbide chips, Bosch Group stated that in the future the company plans to use 200mm wafers to manufacture silicon carbide semiconductors and will continue to expand the production capacity of silicon carbide power semiconductors, aiming to increase output to the highest level. The level of billions. In addition, the company will provide silicon carbide power semiconductors to customers around the world. The product form can be a single chip, or it can be built into an overall solution such as power electronics or electric bridges.