May 25, 2023 - 01:11 pm
Infineon heads semiconductor project with GaN
The new EU research project ALL2GaN, led by Infineon Austria, aims to exploit the energy-saving potential of highly efficient power semiconductors made of gallium nitride (GaN) so that they can be easily and quickly integrated into many applications.
May 12, 2023 - 03:47 pm
Infineon & Foxconn enter partnership on EVs
German chipmaker Infineon and Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn are to enter into a long-term partnership in electric vehicles. The two companies also plan to open an application centre in Taiwan before the end of 2023.
May 4, 2023 - 01:38 pm
Wolfspeed & ZF to build development centre near Nuremberg
Wolfspeed and ZF are planning a joint research and development centre for silicon carbide power electronics in the Nuremberg metropolitan region. The development site is to complement the planned silicon carbide chip factory in Saarland – but like the factory, it is still subject to an important proviso.
Apr 27, 2023 - 11:38 am
Bosch to manufacture SiC chips in California from 2026
Bosch is planning a billion-euro investment in its strategically important semiconductor business for electromobility. In the USA, Bosch wants to take over parts of the business of chip manufacturer TSI Semiconductors from Roseville in the US state of California – and convert production there to SiC chips.
Apr 26, 2023 - 01:08 pm
Onsemi to supply Zeekr with power modules
US semiconductor manufacturer Onsemi has won Zeekr as another electric car manufacturer as a customer. The Geely brand has signed a long-term supply contract with Onsemi for the EliteSiC silicon carbide power module.
Mar 13, 2023 - 10:08 am
Nissan Ariya production behind schedule
Nissan cannot churn out its new electric car as quickly as planned. According to media reports, the output is at least one-third below plan due to chips, components and paint issues. But the carmaker is working on ramping up production capacity.
Mar 8, 2023 - 01:29 pm
Chalmers researchers reveal 500 kW induction technology
Researchers at Chalmers University in Sweden have developed an induction technology that can reach nearly 100% efficiency and charges with 500 kW – effectively putting it on par with wired solutions. The team says the system was so complete they could soon present it to the industry, especially since they smartly combine existing components.
Mar 7, 2023 - 12:50 pm
Onsemi to supply SiC semiconductors to BMW
Onsemi will also use its silicon carbide technology in BMW electric cars in the future. The US semiconductor manufacturer has signed a long-term supply agreement with BMW for the use of its EliteSiC silicon carbide power module in the manufacturer’s future electric cars.
Feb 16, 2023 - 02:33 pm
Infineon confirms German chip plant with record investment
Infineon has confirmed that it is moving ahead with a new plant in Dresden, Germany, to expand its chip manufacturing capacity. The supplier is still seeking public funding of around one billion euros yet plans to five billion in the plant – the largest single investment in Infineon’s history.
Feb 1, 2023 - 05:00 pm
Wolfspeed & ZF move ahead with European SiC factory
The US semiconductor manufacturer Wolfspeed has confirmed previously leaked plans to build a plant for SiC semiconductors in Saarland with local supplier ZF. The highly automated 200 mm wafer plant will be the company’s first “fab facility” in Europe and is expected to be the most modern of its kind.
Jan 26, 2023 - 03:25 pm
VW places major order with onsemi
The US semiconductor manufacturer onsemi has entered into a strategic partnership with Volkswagen. At the heart of the collaboration is the supply of components for a complete traction inverter solution for use in a “next-generation VW electric platform”.
Jan 4, 2023 - 03:31 pm
Mercedes to source SiC semiconductors from Wolfspeed
Mercedes-Benz has entered into a strategic partnership with Wolfspeed to supply silicon carbide power semiconductors. Wolfspeed’s SiC semiconductors will be integrated by Mercedes-Benz into drive systems of the future platforms for electric cars.
Dec 20, 2022 - 02:45 pm
‘Power2Power’ project announces more efficient semiconductors
As part of the now successfully completed European cooperation project ‘Power2Power’, 43 partners from industry and research have jointly developed novel power semiconductors with higher power density and energy efficiency over the past three years. A follow-up project will start in January.
Dec 9, 2022 - 02:58 pm
STMicroelectronics presents new SiC power modules
Semiconductor company STMicroelectronics has introduced new silicon carbide (SiC) power modules. With five new module variants, OEMs are to be offered flexible options. The Hyundai Motor Group is the first customer on board. The Koreans use SiC technology in the Kia EV6, among others.
Nov 17, 2022 - 03:32 pm
BorgWarner invests in Wolfspeed
The automotive supplier BorgWarner has invested 500 million US dollars in the semiconductor manufacturer Wolfspeed and thus secures production capacities for silicon carbide semiconductors worth up to 650 million US dollars per year.
Nov 1, 2022 - 03:05 pm
JLR & Wolfspeed announce strategic partnership
Jaguar Land Rover and Wolfspeed have announced a strategic partnership for the supply of silicon carbide semiconductors. The technology is expected to increase powertrain efficiency and range for JLR’s next-generation electric cars from 2024.
Oct 18, 2022 - 03:58 pm
VinFast & Infineon to cooperate on EV platform
VinFast and the German semiconductor manufacturer Infineon are building a joint application competence centre for electromobility in Hanoi. The opening in the Vietnamese capital is planned for the first quarter of 2023.
Jul 3, 2022 - 06:43 pm
How the semiconductor crisis really affects electric cars
Long waits, unscheduled handover dates – disrupted semiconductor supply chains significantly impair battery-electric car production. Management consultancy P3 has analysed the supply chain problems – and identified the issue as repeat mistakes, similar to those made in battery cells.
Jun 1, 2022 - 03:45 pm
Vitesco signs SiC semiconductor deal with Infineon
Vitesco has signed a cooperation agreement with Infineon for the supply of silicon carbide power semiconductors – according to the company against the background of the strong growth in electromobility. In addition, Vitesco and Infineon plan to collaborate on development.
Dec 2, 2021 - 02:45 pm
Bosch launches semiconductor production in Germany
After several years of development, Bosch in Reutlingen has now started large-scale production of power semiconductors made of silicon carbide (SiC). In parallel, however, the further development of the semiconductors and the expansion of production capacities are already underway.
Nov 9, 2021 - 03:54 pm
Bosch wants to build European supply chain for semiconductors
A new project called ‘Transform’ is dedicated to building a resilient European supply chain for silicon carbide semiconductor technology. Under the leadership of Bosch, 34 companies, universities and research institutions from seven European countries are working together on this project.
Oct 5, 2021 - 01:06 pm
Cree rebrands to ‘Wolfspeed’ & announces cooperation with GM
Cree, a manufacturer of silicon carbide semiconductors, has renamed itself Wolfspeed. Under the new name, the company has also entered into a cooperation agreement with General Motors. The agreement provides for the development and supply of silicon carbide semiconductors for GM’s future electric cars.
Feb 26, 2021 - 12:26 pm
Model 3 production continues after brief chip shortage
Tesla apparently wanted to shut down production for the Model 3 in Fremont for a fortnight due to an industry-wide chip shortage. But the production shutdown only lasted a few days. But there is also new information about the Model Y from Grünheide.