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onsemi Expands Silicon Carbide Production

onsemi held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its silicon carbide (SiC) facility in Hudson, New Hampshire. Several guests of honor attended the event, including several government dignitaries.

The new facility will increase the company’s SiC capacity by five times year over year and nearly quadruple onsemi’s employees. It will also allow complete control of its silicon carbide manufacturing supply chain, from SiC powder and graphite raw material to delivery.

As demand for electric vehicles (EV), EV charging, energy infrastructure improvements, and energy efficiency grows, the need for SiC-based solutions also does. Market analysis predicts that the Silicon Carbide market will grow to $6.5 billion in 2026.

“In addition to market-leading efficiency of our products, our end-to-end vertically integrated solution in a supply-constrained environment is a compelling and differentiated competitive advantage,” said Simon Keeton, executive vice president and general manager Power Solutions Group at onsemi. “We have already expanded to a second building as we increased our substrate capacity and plan to continue ramping, allowing us to source our own cutting-edge SiC wafers for customer products.”

For more information about the ceremony and onsemi, as well as a video on Silicon Carbide solutions, go here.

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