June 30, 2022

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Silan steps up investment in automotive power IC market

Silan expanding potential. Credit: Silan

China-dependent discrete component IDM Silan Microelectronics has manufactured a additional financial investment in its organization in the automotive electric power semiconductor sector.

Silan declared a short while ago that as a result of its 70%-held subsidiary, Chengdu Silan Semiconductor Producing, the corporation will devote a complete of CNY3 billion (US$447.5 million) in location up automotive-grade electric power module packaging traces. It will consider three a long time to have out the development.

Silan carried out earlier its 12-inch epitaxial wafer fabrication job. The IDM foundry expanded its epi-wafer fabrication solutions to consist of 12-inch kinds in 2021, and has scaled up its output for automotive IGBT energy modules considering the fact that.

With its 5-, 6-, 8- and 12-inch epi-wafer fabrication offerings, Silan is able of churning out 700,000 epi-wafers annually.

Silan reportedly attained about CNY100 million well worth of orders for automotive IGBTs from BYD at the close of 2021. BYD materials IGBTs to several automobile distributors engaged in China’s new strength automobile marketplace.

StarPower Semiconductor is China’s biggest provider of automotive ability semiconductors. The business posted an around 100% financial gain hike in 2021, buoyed by robust automotive IGBT desire.