INTRINSIC Semiconductor Announces Commercial Shipments of Zero Micropipe (ZMP(TM)) Material and 100mm Silicon Carbide Wafers
DULLES, Va., March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- INTRINSIC Semiconductor, a privately held manufacturer of wide bandgap materials and devices, has commenced commercial shipments of silicon carbide (SiC) wafers completely free of micropipes, as well as 100mm (4 inch) diameter SiC wafers. Both actions will benefit current customer applications and broaden the acceptance of silicon carbide as the advanced semiconductor material of choice for next-generation RF and power devices. Silicon carbide has inherently superior characteristics to silicon and other semiconductor materials in high-power, high-frequency and high- temperature applications. However, so-called micropipe defects -- voids that permeate SiC material as it is grown -- have hampered yield improvement and price reductions. INTRINSIC's ZMP(TM) material, now in sustained production, represents a major industry milestone to customers seeking higher yields and lower overall manufacturing cost. The availability of 100mm material is another critical element that drives silicon carbide toward broader appeal and increased industry demand. Not only can SiC device manufacturers achieve a potential doubling in the number of devices per wafer compared with 75mm, but equipment capable of handling 100mm wafers is far more plentiful. Expanding its capacity in 100mm material will keep INTRINSIC on the forefront of customers' material qualifications, setting the stage for volume production shipments in the second half of this year. "Beyond the technical accomplishment, today's announcement sends a message that we make and meet commitments," noted Cengiz Balkas, INTRINSIC President and CEO. "Transitioning our ZMP and 100mm efforts from R&D into reliable and repeatable production represents an enormous credit to our development and manufacturing teams." INTRINSIC manufactures both insulating and conducting SiC wafers, as well as SiC and GaN epitaxial products in 50mm, 75mm and 100mm diameters. The company is also developing ZMP production for 100mm product. Detailed ordering and delivery information on INTRINSIC's SiC materials may be obtained by contacting the company at (703) 437-4000. About INTRINSIC Semiconductor Corporation INTRINSIC Semiconductor is a privately held emerging growth company focusing on materials and device technologies based on SiC and GaN, clear forerunners for next-generation high power and high-frequency device applications. For additional information on INTRINSIC, please visit http://www.intrinsicsemi.com. For more information on INTRINSIC, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org For sales and product information or to request a quotation, contact: email@example.com
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