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6 March 2015

Monolith relocates from New York to Texas following X-FAB partnership

Silicon carbide (SiC) diode and MOSFET supplier Monolith Semiconductor Inc of Ithaca, NY, USA is relocating its headquarters to Round Rock, Texas, according to The Round Rock Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Partnership.

Monolith is a supplier of high-voltage SiC-based switches used in power electronics for applications including electrical energy conversion, smart grid, data-centers, and electric vehicles. The firm has received multiple federal contracts to develop and manufacture its technology in the USA and is partnering with Google in the 'Little Box Challenge' competition to demonstrate miniaturized solar inverters.

Last June, Monolith announced a strategic manufacturing partnership with X-FAB Texas in Lubbock to manufacture its SiC switches in X-FAB's high-volume 150mm silicon production line. Monolith hence sought to relocate its headquarters from Ithaca, NY to a Texas community. 

"Round Rock was a natural choice because we can attract the right talent, grow our company, and raise our families in the same community," comments Monolith's CEO Sujit Banerjee PhD.  

In addition to X-FAB Texas, Monolith has also formed a collaboration with Texas Tech University, in order to demonstrate power electronics systems using its SiC devices.

See related items:

Monolith and X-FAB partner on SiC power diode and MOSFET production

US DOE awards $27m ARPA-E funding to 14 new 'SWITCHES' projects

Tags: SiC MOSFET SiC Schottky barrier diodes SiC power devices

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