- New Multi-Year Agreement to Deepen Partnership in Silicon Carbide Supply Chain
- Infineon expands its SiC manufacturing capacity to reach a market share of 30% by the end of the decade
(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 12-Jan-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY), a German semiconductor manufacturer, has announced an expansion of their cooperation with silicon carbide (SiC) supplier Resonac Corporation (formerly Showa Denko K.K.). The two companies have signed a new multi-year supply and cooperation agreement, which will deepen their long-term partnership on SiC material. Under the agreement, Resonac will supply Infineon with SiC materials for the production of SiC semiconductors, covering a double-digit share of the forecasted demand for the next decade. The initial phase will focus on 6″ SiC material supply, with Resonac also supporting Infineon’s transition to 8″ wafer-diameter during the later years of the agreement. As part of the cooperation, Infineon will also provide Resonac with intellectual property relating to SiC material technologies. The partnership aims to support supply chain stability and the growth of the emerging semiconductor material SiC.
”The demand for SiC is growing rapidly and we are preparing for this development with a significant expansion of our manufacturing capacities,” said Angelique van der Burg, Chief Procurement Officer at Infineon. “We are pleased to deepen our collaboration with Resonac and strengthen the partnership between our two companies.”
“The business opportunities in the area of renewable energy generation and storage, electromobility and infrastructure are enormous for the years to come. Infineon is doubling down on its investments into SiC technology and product portfolio, to proliferate the most comprehensive product offering to its customers. We are very happy that our partnership with Resonac will strongly support our market-leading position,” said Peter Wawer, President of Infineon’s Industrial Power Control division.
“We are pleased to team-up with Infineon as a global leader in power semiconductors in order to meet the growing demand for SiC in the years to come. We will continuously improve our Best-in-Class SiC material and develop the next generation of 8″ wafer technology. We value Infineon as an excellent partner in this regard,” said Jiro Ishikawa, Executive Adviser of Device Solutions Business Unit at Resonac.
Infineon is currently expanding its SiC manufacturing capacity in order to reach a market share of 30 percent by the end of the decade. Infineon’s SiC manufacturing capacity is about to increase tenfold by 2027. A new plant in Kulim is scheduled to start production in 2024. Today, Infineon already provides SiC semiconductors to more than 3,600 customers worldwide.
Infineon Technologies AG is a global semiconductor leader in power systems and IoT. Infineon drives decarbonization and digitalization with its products and solutions. The company has around 56,200 employees worldwide and generated revenue of about €14.2 billion in the 2022 fiscal year (ending 30 September). Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the OTCQX International over-the-counter market (ticker symbol: IFNNY).
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