Yang Jie of The Wall Street Journal writes about the silicon carbide race.
- When used in chips that power EVs, silicon carbide, which is silicon that is combined with carbon, leads to a more powerful motor that can drive further on a single charge.
- Globally, there is a race going on between China, Taiwan, and the U.S. to establish a secure supply chain of silicon carbide.
- Wolfspeed, a semiconductor company, is set to open up the largest silicon carbide factory early next year in Utica, NY.
- As global demand for EVs continues to grow, expect silicon carbide to play a significant role in powering these vehicles.
“The global auto industry is investing billions of dollars in chips made of silicon carbide, a more robust cousin of Silicon Valley’s namesake element that companies believe can help them build high-performance electric vehicles.”
Read the full article here.