IHS Chemical Week

Regions :: North Asia :: Japan

Showa Denko Hikes Capacity for Large Silicon Carbide Wafers

9:10 PM MDT | August 29, 2012 | Natasha Alperowicz

Showa Denko said today that it has increased its four-inch silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxial wafer production capacity by a factor of 2.5, to 1,500 wafers/ month, through expansion and improvement in production technology.  The company produces the SiC wafers at its Chichibu plant, Saitama Prefecture, Japan.   Power devices using SiC epitaxial wafers can operate under high-voltage heavy current and at high temperatures, compared with the mainstream silicon-based semiconductors.  These features enable reductions in the number of components and...

This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.


Forgot your user ID or password?
Click here to have it sent to you.

Not an IHS Chemical Week member yet?

Here's why you should be:

  • 31 issues of Chemical Week magazine in print or digital format
  • Critical daily news and analysis on chemweek.com
  • Free mobile edition 
  • 20+ years of online archives
  • Topical e-newsletters that capture the most impactful events
  • Special issues with a regional or company focus
  • Global Outlook issue

Subscribe now

100% Satisfaction Guarantee
If at any time you are not completely satisfied with IHS Chemical Week, simply notify us and we'll refund the balance of your paid subscription - no problem.

Learn more about group subscriptions and site licenses.


contact us | about us | customer care | privacy policy | sitemap | advertise

ihsCopyright © 2015 IHS, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa