Bosch Is All Set To Make Silicon Carbide Chips

Bosch Is All Set To Make Silicon Carbide Chips

By Manufacturing Technology Insights | Monday, November 18, 2019

A German automotive supplier Bosch estimates $370 worth of semiconductors are found on average in a vehicle and estimates EVs could more than doubling the total sum by adding a further $450. 

FREMONT, CA: Robert Bosch, a German automotive supplier, is planning to start the production of energy-efficient microchips specifically for use in electric vehicles (EV) in Germany in the upcoming year. This initiative will move to address the range of anxiety that dispirits many drivers from switching to electric vehicles.

As per the reports, the initial samples from its 150-millimeter wafer plant in Reutlingen will be supplied to potential purchasers. After three years, it could then find a way into series production EVs.

Silicon carbide is more conductive than silicon, which is used widely. Therefore, it will face up to the higher temperatures and voltages found in power electronics, the system responsible for routing electricity back and forth between the battery and the drive train.

Harald Kroeger, a board member of Bosch, said in a statement that for the driver that translates to six percent more range, silicon carbide semiconductors provide higher power for electrical momentum.

Bosch is inserting itself as a provider of the complete range of semiconductor products for the electrical, connected and self-driving cars of the longer term. Volkswagen, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz are a number of present customers of Bosch. All of these firms are increasing their energy unit lineups to counter Tesla.

This project is the largest for Bosch as a private project. They're constructing a three hundred millimeter wafer plant in the urban center for one billion Euros. The corporate is expecting additional vital scale effects by packing other chips on one wafer.

According to Strategy Analytics of last year, within the thirty-eight billion USD automotive semiconductor market, Bosch is stratified because of the sixth-largest provider with a share of 5.4 percent.

As per the estimation of suppliers, on an average 370 USD price of semiconductors are found in a vehicle, and EVs may over doubling the aggregate total by adding an extra $450. On the opposite hand, just about $1,000 can create semiconductors a growth chance during an automobile trade battling stagnant sales by packing into the longer-term self-driving cars.

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