UK firm to produce SiC-based transistors for cars

By Antonio Torrisi
Published: Monday, 01 December 2014

By starting production of silicon carbide (SiC) mosfets for electric and hybrid-electric cars, UK-based semiconductor producer Glenrothes Raytheon is following recent trends in the US and Japan’s electronics markets towards growth in more powerful transistors for high-tech applications.

UK-based semiconductors manufacturer Glenrothes Raytheon is to develop a silicon carbide (SiC)-based mosfet for use in electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid-electric cars.

The company has signed a development contract with an unnamed car manufacturer to manufacture a SiC, 650V/60A mosfet, which can be produced in a cost-efficient way, while being fully compliant...

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