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Cree launches new silicon carbide power module portfolio

Cree has announced the launch of its Wolfspeed WolfPACK power modules for a diverse range of industrial power markets, including EV fast charging, renewable energy, energy storage and industrial power applications. The new modules use 1,200 V MOSFET technology, and are designed to deliver maximum efficiency in small packages. “The introduction of the Wolfspeed WolfPACK… Read more »

Cree to supply SiC semiconductors to ZF for electric drives

Cree, a US maker of silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors, has partnered with German parts supplier ZF Friedrichshafen to supply SiC semiconductors for electric drives. ZF will initially use Cree’s technology to fulfill pre-existing orders from several auto manufacturers for silicon carbide-based electric drives, but ZF hopes to make silicon carbide electric drivelines available to the… Read more »

Cree to build silicon carbide device manufacturing facility in New York

Silicon carbide manufacturer Cree plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Marcy, New York. The fabrication facility for 200 mm power and radio frequency wafers, which will have a footprint of 480,000 square feet upon completion, will help increase capacity for the company’s Wolfspeed SiC and GaN business. The facility is the result of… Read more »

Delphi and Cree partner on silicon carbide devices

Delphi Technologies and Cree have partnered to use Cree’s silicon carbide semiconductor technology in Delphi’s electronic systems for EVs. The partnership will combine Cree’s silicon carbide-based metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) with Delphi’s traction drive inverters and DC/DC converters and chargers, aiming to extend driving range and provide faster charging times. To start, Cree’s MOSFETs will… Read more »

Cree joins Volkswagen’s FAST program to provide silicon carbide

Automotive manufacturer Volkswagen Group has selected Cree as the exclusive provider of silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors for its Future Automotive Supply Tracks (FAST) program. Founded in 2015, FAST aims to optimize the collaboration between Volkswagen and its suppliers. According to Cree, the use of SiC semiconductors makes EVs more efficient, allowing for reduced costs, quicker… Read more »

Cree to invest $1 billion to expand silicon carbide capacity

LED and semiconductor manufacturer Cree will invest up to $1 billion to expand its silicon carbide materials capability and wafer fabrication capacity. Slated for completion in 2024, the expansion will entail the development of an automated 200 mm silicon carbide fabrication facility and a materials factory in Durham, North Carolina. The plan includes the buildout… Read more »

EVs With Or Without SiC – Understanding The Impact Of SiC From ‘Sun To Wheels’

If you are designing systems for a battery electric vehicle or working on building robust designs for EV charging infrastructure, this session will have your needs covered. With over 30+ years of experience in Silicon carbide, Wolfspeed is an established name with an extensive product offering and new technology. The presentation covers the impact Wolfspeed’s… Read more »

Over 50 free EV engineering sessions confirmed: Charged Virtual Conference starts in two weeks

The Spring 2021 sessions list for the Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering is out now. Just like the content Charged brings you every day, conference topics will span the entire EV engineering supply chain and ecosystem including motor and power electronics design and manufacturing, cell development, battery systems, testing, powertrains, thermal management, circuit protection,… Read more »

Cree’s 650 V SiC MOSFETs designed for onboard EV charging

Cree recently released the Wolfspeed 650 V silicon carbide MOSFET series, designed for the next generation of onboard EV chargers, data centers and renewable energy systems. “Cree is leading the global transition from silicon to silicon carbide, and our new 650 V MOSFET family is the next step in delivering a high-powered solution to a… Read more »

Q&A with Electrify America’s Chief Operating Officer

It would be understandable to be a bit skeptical about Electrify America—after all, it was founded by decree of a court, as atonement for VW’s diesel-related dirty deeds. However, by all accounts the company is taking its mission to increase EV adoption by building a first-class charging network quite seriously, and is setting a fine… Read more »