Latest news from Technology Field 2: Power semiconductors

  • Bosch started with a SiC pilot line in IPCEI1 with about 35 wafer starts per day and plans to double capacity annually to meet the growing demand for efficient SiC chips and scale up the technology to 200 mm in the near future
  • More than 6 million SiC chips in the field and there are about 250,000 electric vehicles on the road using them creating a sustainable contribution to climate protection
  • SiC is a mainstay for the future in Reutlingen and further investments in SiC production in Reutlingen will follow, which will maintain/promote jobs and technology in Germany
  • Approx. 50 new jobs were created in power electronics in the area of application, electrical characterization, simulation, system architects, customer project managers and module as well as chip developers