As awareness of the superior properties of SiC grows, the demand for power electronics made from this material is ramping fast. Only a few companies are meeting this demand by growing high-quality SiC crystals, which begs the question: why aren’t SiC crystals produced in volume?

Like silicon, the SiC industry needs ‘pure play’ material suppliers. GT’s supply chain strategy will enable this, opening up opportunities for existing silicon substrate providers to add SiC to their portfolios, leveraging established scale, mature value chains and established relationships with the IDMs who buy silicon substrates.