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4 November 2021

Qorvo acquires silicon carbide power semiconductor supplier UnitedSiC

Qorvo Inc of Greensboro, NC, USA (which provides core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense applications) has acquired silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductor manufacturer United Silicon Carbide (UnitedSiC) of Princeton, NJ, USA.

The acquisition expands Qorvo’s reach into the fast-growing markets for electric vehicles (EVs), industrial power, circuit protection, renewables and data-center power. United Silicon Carbide will become part of Qorvo’s Infrastructure & Defense Products (IDP) business and will be led by Dr Chris Dries, who was formerly UnitedSiC’s president & CEO and is now general manager of Qorvo’s Power Device Solutions.

“The addition of United Silicon Carbide to our IDP business significantly expands our market opportunities in high-power applications,” says Philip Chesley, president of Qorvo IDP. “This acquisition enables Qorvo to deliver high-value, best-in-class intelligent power solutions covering power conversion, motion control and circuit protection applications,” he adds.

“Our team is thrilled to expand our SiC portfolio as part of Qorvo and continue to build the business with speed and scale, working to accelerate SiC adoption with the industry’s highest-performance devices,” states Dries. “Our SiC technology, together with Qorvo’s complementary programmable power management products and world-class supply chain capabilities, enable us to deliver superior levels of power efficiency in advanced applications.”

United Silicon Carbide's product portfolio now spans more than 80 SiC FETs, JFETs and Schottky diode devices. Based on a unique cascode configuration, the recently announced Generation 4 SiC FETs are specified at what is claimed to be an industry-leading 750V at 5.9mΩ RDS(on), enabling new levels of SiC efficiency and performance critical for EV chargers, DC-DC converters and traction drives, as well as telecom/server power supplies, variable-speed motor drives and solar photovoltaic (PV) inverters.

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