January 27, 2022



Nexperia using Aixtron equipment as it enters silicon carbide power electronics market

Nexperia BV of Nijmegen, Netherlands – which manufactures diodes, bipolar transistors, ESD protection devices, MOSFETs, gallium nitride (GaN) field-effect transistors (FETs) and analog & logic ICs – is using production technology from deposition equipment maker Aixtron SE of Herzogenrath, near Aachen, Germany to enter the high-performance silicon carbide (SiC) device market. For volume production of silicon carbide epitaxial wafers for SiC power devices, Nexperia requires consistently high epiwafer quality, even at high volumes. At the same time, costs in the production of SiC devices can be reduced due to the high throughput…