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Cree And STMicroelectronics Announce Multi-Year Silicon Carbide Wafer Supply Agreement


Cree has announced that it signed a multi-year agreement to
produce and supply its Wolfspeed silicon carbide (SiC) wafers to
STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the
spectrum of electronics applications. The agreement governs the supply of a
quarter billion dollars of Cree's advanced 150mm silicon carbide bare and
epitaxial wafers to STMicroelectronics during this period of extraordinary
growth and demand for silicon carbide power devices.

“ST is the only semiconductor company with automotive-grade
silicon carbide in mass production today, and we want to press forward to grow
our SiC business both in terms of volume and breadth of applications served,
targeting leadership in a market estimated at more than $3B in 2025,” said
Jean-Marc Chery, president and CEO of STMicroelectronics. “This agreement with
Cree will improve our flexibility, sustain our ambition and plans, and
contribute to boosting the pervasion of SiC in automotive and industrial

“We remain focused on increasing the adoption of silicon
carbide-based solutions, and this agreement is a testament to our mission,”
said Gregg Lowe, CEO of Cree. “This is the third multi-year agreement that we
have signed this past year in support of the industry's transition from silicon
to silicon carbide. As the world leader in silicon carbide, Cree continues to
expand capacity to meet the growing market needs, particularly in industrial
and automotive applications. We are extremely pleased to continue to support
STMicroelectronics as we both invest to accelerate this market.”

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