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
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
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