Infineon to Build New 300-MM Chip Factory

Infineon Technologies AG is to build a new factory for power semiconductors. The market and technology leader in this segment will thereby create the foundation for long-term, profitable growth. A fully automated chip factory for manufacturing 300-millimeter thin wafers will be constructed at the Villach location in Austria alongside the existing production facility. Austria’s Chancellor…

Power Semiconductor Market to Reach $54.9B in 2025

The global power semiconductor market features the presence of a multitude of companies of varying sizes. This indicates a highly fragmented and competitive vendor landscape. As per a new market study by Transparency Market Research (TMR), some of the key companies operating in the global power semiconductor market have adopted strategies such as product differentiation, product upgrades,…

Yole IGBT supply chain manufacturers

Watch for More Consolidation in the Power Electronics Industry

Could merger mania be headed to the power electronics industry? The acquisition of IXYS by Littelfuse may mark the start of industry consolidation in the mature insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) market, according to Yole Développement. Yole analysts believe the leading position of Infineon is forcing IGBT suppliers to bolster their technical expertise and market position…

Littelfuse to Acquire IXYS

Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) and IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Littelfuse will acquire all of the outstanding shares of IXYS in a cash and stock transaction. The transaction represents an equity value of approximately $750 million and enterprise value of $655 million.(1) Under the terms of the agreement,…

Power Semiconductors: Lead Times Continue to Stretch

Lead times for power discrete semiconductors, including MOSFETs, diodes, rectifiers and thyristors, have stretched significantly in 2017 due to increased demand particularly from automotive and industrial applications, according to market experts. For some devices, lead times have stretched to 24 to 30 weeks. Diodes, rectifiers, and low- and high-voltage MOSFETs are currently posing the biggest…

U.S. power electronics industry technology roadmap

U.S. Power Electronics Industry Faces Big Challenges

Advances in semiconductor technologies, capacitors, magnetics and packaging are needed to drive growth in the U.S. power electronics industry, according to a new report from the Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC). It will also require collaboration in the supply chain and ecosystem to advance the domestic power electronics industry. While the need for innovation in semiconductors…

Semitrex Appoints New Leadership

As part of a plan to ready its technology for market, power semiconductor company Semitrex announced today that it has appointed new management to run the company. A new board of directors has been created along with a board of advisors, and existing key executives have been promoted to put in place best practices and an improved…