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Products Development of Silicon Carbide (Sic) in Semiconductor Market in their product offerings
Silicon Carbide (SiC) material has distinctive properties because of which it can withstand high temperature, high voltage, and high frequency. The electronics business is experiencing continuous technological changes and thus, it is demanding more advanced semiconductor materials. The SiC material is not only used in electronics applications but also used in other commercial applications such as abrasive materials, cutting tools, body armors, automobile brakes and lighting applications.
The semiconductors and electronics market is growing at a fast pace;due to the technological advancements in the SiC devices, the size and cost of SiC semiconductor devices has decreased and their energy and operating efficiency has increased. The silicon carbide semiconductor device manufacturers are involved in strong R&D and support continuous development in their product offerings.
The market for silicon carbide semiconductor devices is complex and competitive. Many big players are involved in the manufacturing and supply of SiC devices. Thesilicon carbide based diodes, MOSFETs, JEFTs, transistors, and other power modules are used in many electronic applications. The silicon carbide based Schottky Diodes are used widely in commercial power electronics applications. The SiC diodes are efficient than silicon based diodes. The power electronics manufacturer Infineon Technologies AG (Germany) is well established in the SiC diodes market. The company offers wide range of Silicon Carbide based diodes such as 1200V, 600V second and third generation Schottky diode, 650V generation five Schottky diode, and 1200V SiC JEFT devices. The company is projected to maintain its position in the SiC market with strong R&D and continuous offering of technically advanced SiC power semiconductor devices to the customer. Infineonís other semiconductor devices include microcontrollers, sensors, power ICs, IGBTs, radio frequency transistors and LEDs.
Cree Inc (U.S.) is one of the major players especially in silicon carbide based LED. Cree Inc is specialized in LED lighting and power semiconductor devices. It offers Silicon Carbide Schottky diodes, MOSFETs and power modules. It is specialized in supply of SiC material in the form of wafers and films. Recently,it has announced the development of LED with its new silicon carbide LED substrate technology which is expected to double the lumens per dollars rate.
Silicon Carbide (SiC) In Semiconductor Market by Technology, Product, and Application (Automotive, Defense, Computers, Consumer Electronics, ICT, Industrial, Medical, Power, Railways, And Solar), by Geography - Forecast and Analysis to 2013 - 2020
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