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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...

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