Infineon signs deals with two Chinese SiC suppliers
Agreement on wafers and boules with TanKeBlue and SICC aims to diversify supply base
Infineon has signed a long-term agreement with Chineses SiC suppliers TanKeBlue and SICC. The aim is to to secure additional competitive SiC sources. Under the agreement, the two companies will supply the Germany-based semiconductor manufacturer with 150 mm SiC wafers and boules.
The aim of the agreement is supply chain stability and regard to the growing demand for SiC semiconductor products for automotive, solar and EV charging applications and energy storage systems in the Chinese market. The initial focus is on 150 mm SiC material, but TanKeBlue and SICC will also provide 200 mm SiC material to support Infineon’s transition to 200 mm wafers.
"Infineon is significantly expanding its manufacturing capacities at its production sites in Malaysia and Austria to meet the growing demand for SiC. In order to offer the most comprehensive product range possible to our customers, Infineon is currently doubling down on its investments in SiC technology and product portfolio. In this context, we are implementing a multi-supplier and multi-country sourcing strategy to increase resilience to the benefit of our broad customer base,” said Angelique van der Burg, chief procurement officer at Infineon (pictured above).
Infineon aims to achieve 30 percent share of the global SiC market by the end of the decade. Infineon’s SiC manufacturing capacity will increase tenfold by 2027. A new plant in Kulim, Malaysia is scheduled to start production in 2024, adding to Infineon's manufacturing capacities in Villach, Austria. Currently, Infineon provides SiC semiconductors to more than 3,600 automotive and industrial customers.