Cree, Inc. reported that it signed a strategic long-term agreement to produce and supply its Wolfspeed™ silicon carbide (SiC) wafers to Infineon Technologies AG. The agreement covers Cree’s supply of 150 mm SiC wafers to Infineon. Infineon will reportedly use the silicon carbide wafers to broaden its product offerings to address high-growth markets, such as photovoltaic inverters and electromobility.
“Infineon is a longstanding, valuable commercial partner with an excellent reputation,” said Gregg Lowe, CEO of Cree. “This agreement validates the quality of Cree’s SiC wafer technology and our capacity expansion, as well as the accelerated adoption of SiC-based solutions that are critical to enabling faster, smaller, lighter and more powerful electronic systems.”
“We have known Cree for a long time as a strong and reliable partner with an excellent industry reputation,” said Reinhard Ploss, CEO of Infineon. “Based on the secured long-term supply of SiC wafers, we strengthen our strategic growth areas in automotive and industrial power control. As a consequence, we will create additional value for our customers.”
Wolfspeed, a Cree Company Makes Silicon Carbide Wafers
Wolfspeed, A Cree Company, produces SiC wafers and epitaxial wafers. In addition to their use in the photovoltaic, electromobility, the silicon carbide supply agreement, valued at well over $100 million, enables SiC applications including variable speed drives, traction, robotics, charging infrastructure, and industrial power supplies.