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Silicon Mobility’s new electric powertrain microcontroller

France-based semiconductor company Silicon Mobility has introduced a new automotive microcontroller specifically designed for hybrid and electric powertrain control. Aimed at OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, the OLEA T222 includes several features designed to make it suitable for all flavors of electrification, from micro-hybrids to pure EVs, including Integrated Belt Starter Generator, Crankshaft Motor driven… Read more »

Ferroglobe and Coreshell to produce battery-grade metallurgical silicon for EVs

Ferroglobe, a producer of silicon metal and ferroalloys, and Coreshell, a US-based battery technology company, have signed a memorandum of understanding under which they plan to produce battery-ready metallurgical silicon for the development of low-cost, high-range EV batteries. Automakers are keen to use more silicon in anodes, because it can potentially store up to 10… Read more »

Amprius expands product portfolio with new silicon anode battery platform

US-based battery manufacturer Amprius Technologies has expanded its silicon anode battery line for electric mobility. The new SiCore product platform produces high-energy-density silicon anode batteries that outperform graphite cells using a proprietary silicon anode material technology, according to the company. The new silicon anode cell offers up to 400 Wh/kg specific energy and 1,200 cycles… Read more »

Amprius offers samples of its new 400 Wh/kg silicon anode battery platform

Amprius Technologies has announced an expansion of its product portfolio of silicon anode batteries. The new SiCore batteries are based on a proprietary silicon anode material system. Amprius claims its batteries deliver performance that surpasses that of today’s state-of-the-art graphite-based cells: specific energy up to 400 Wh/kg, and cycle life up to 1,200 cycles at… Read more »

ZF signs multi-year contract to buy silicon carbide devices from STMicroelectronics

Starting in 2025, global technology company ZF will purchase silicon carbide devices from STMicroelectronics. The components are to be integrated into ZF’s new modular inverter architecture scheduled for series production in 2025. To match customers’ performance requirements, ZF is able to connect a variable number of the devices together without altering the design of the… Read more »

Wolfspeed and ZF partner to develop silicon carbide semiconductors

Some European feathers have recently been ruffled by the “Buy American” provisions of the US Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Some say the EU needs to respond by increasing its own support of the EV industry in order to meet the threat from Chinese automakers. So it’s encouraging to see two high-tech companies… Read more »

Dow launches a new series of liquid silicone rubbers  

Multinational chemical producer Dow has introduced a new range of primerless, self-adhesive, self-lubricating liquid silicone rubbers. The new SILASTIC SA 994X LSR series is designed for two-component injection molding with thermoplastic substrates, and is geared toward the mobility and transportation industries. The new product range is intended for automotive applications that include connector seals, battery vent… Read more »

Silicon carbide is becoming the material of choice for EV power electronics

Silicon carbide is a hot topic in the power electronics field these days. As a recent article in the New York Times explains, SiC is a wide-bandgap (WBG) material that designers are increasingly choosing to make power electronics devices more efficient. WBG advantages The WBG classification has profound implications for device behavior and performance. This… Read more »

Bosch starts volume production of silicon carbide semiconductors

Bosch has started volume production of SiC semiconductors, and plans to expand its production capacity to a unit volume running into the hundreds of millions. The company is also working on a second generation of more efficient SiC chips.  To meet steadily increasing demand for these semiconductors, Bosch added 1,000 square meters to the clean-room… Read more »

Next-Generation Silicone Solutions for EV Battery Safety

With the increase in EV adoption, manufacturers are facing numerous challenges when it comes to EV performance and safety. In this session, Wacker will review trends and challenges faced by manufacturers in EV design and how Wacker’s next generation of silicone solutions can improve both the performance and safety of these EV systems. Topics covered… Read more »