9 November 2021
Chinese epi firm Tianyu chooses II-VI as primary SiC substrate supplier
Engineered materials and optoelectronic component maker II-VI Inc of Saxonburg, PA, USA – which manufactures silicon carbide (SiC) substrates – has been selected by China’s Dongguan Tianyu Semiconductor Technology Co Ltd (which specializes in the R&D, design and manufacturing of SiC epitaxial wafers) as its primary strategic partner for the supply of 150mm SiC substrates for power electronics applications.
II-VI says that Tianyu (one of China’s largest SiC epiwafer manufacturers) has recognized it as a long-established global supplier of 150mm SiC with the ability to achieve scale along with an aggressive 200mm substrate roadmap. “Tianyu will immediately benefit from our 150mm SiC global production capacity in the US and in China,” says Sohail Khan, executive VP of II-VI’s New Ventures & Wide-Bandgap Electronics Technologies business unit.
“II-VI is a world-class supplier of high-quality 150mm silicon carbide substrates,” comments Tianyu’s general manager Li Xiguang. “Together, Tianyu and II-VI will provide the high-quality and reliable supply chain and future 200mm capability that will be critical to support the rapidly growing demand for SiC power electronics in the mega-markets of electric vehicles, renewable energy, smart grids, micro-grids, and power supplies for data networks.”