Wolfspeed opens silicon carbide semiconductor fab facility in New York

Silicon carbide and gallium nitride technology company Wolfspeed has opened a silicon carbide semiconductor wafer fabrication facility in Marcy, New York. Wolfspeed calls the automated facility “the world’s first and largest 200 mm silicon carbide fab, providing uncompromised wafer quality and higher yield.”

In April, the facility produced its first batch of silicon carbide semiconductor wafers, and the company plans to begin supplying customers this year. Wolfspeed reached a multi-year agreement with Lucid Motors to supply silicon carbide devices.

Wolfspeed is also planning a materials factory in Durham, North Carolina which is slated for completion later in 2022.