13 March 2012

SemiSouth announces second major expansion in 18 months

SemiSouth Laboratories Inc of Starkville, MS, USA (which designs and manufactures silicon carbide devices for high-power, high-efficiency, harsh-environment power management and conversion applications) has announced its second major capacity expansion within 18 months. The $18m expansion will help to drive continued growth of its SiC fabrication facility, with the aim of better serve customers adopting the firm’s diode and power transistor products. SemiSouth claims that the adoption of its SiC technology enables ultra-efficient power conversion for solar and wind inverters, hybrid/electric vehicles, traction-drive and other applications that benefit from high energy efficiency.

“Today’s announcement is a testament to SemiSouth’s success with existing customers in solar inverter and industrial power supply market segments,” says president Jeff Casady. “We are ramping with our customers’ demands for our industry-leading SiC power JFET and power diode products, and this new expansion will allow us to expand our volume another 50% for these customers and new ones starting up with us,” he adds.

“We have many customers in production with even more in development for our products in energy-sensitive markets such as solar inverters, server power supplies, wind inverters, and electric vehicle development,” says Dieter Liesabeths, senior VP of sales & marketing.

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