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 a partnership between Cree, the office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, and other state and local agencies and entities. Cree will invest around $1 billion in construction, equipment and other related costs. New York state will provide a $500-million grant.

Cree CEO Gregg Lowe said, “Silicon carbide is one of the most pivotal technologies of our time, and is at the heart of enabling innovation across a wide range of today’s most groundbreaking and revolutionary markets, including the transition from the internal combustion engine to electric vehicles and the rollout of ultra-fast 5G networks. This state-of-the-art, automotive-qualified wafer fabrication facility builds on our 30-year heritage of commercializing breakthrough technologies that help our customers deliver next-generation applications.”

Source: Cree

  • jstack6

    CREE already makers the best LEDs in the World. Marcy NY is going to do really well with this new business. Marcy is near Rome NY and Utica NY. There is a great fiber network in that area ready to serve them for sales all over the world.