Tankeblue's Quality Silicon Carbide (sic) Wafers Hit Record Low Prices

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Tankeblue's Quality Silicon Carbide (SiC) Wafers Hit Record Low Prices

BEIJING, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-Asia-AsiaNet/ --

    Tankeblue Semiconductors Co. Ltd., a Beijing-based semiconductors company

devoted to the mass production of the quality SiC wafers, announces an important

breakthrough in the growth technique of SiC single crystals. The key technique

and know-how came primarily from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of

Sciences, a prestigious institution in China. Consequently, Tankeblue announced

that two of its products, 2" conductive 4H-SiC and 6H-SiC wafers will be sold at

the special prices, lowered by 60% over the previous market ones to meet the

increasing demand from researchers and industrial customers as well. Tankeblue

will provide the SiC wafers globally with the price: $150/piece for 2" n-type 6H

and $250/piece for 2" n-type 4H. Tankeblue's new pricing strategy is expected to

greatly speed the development of the SiC-based devices, such as light-emitting

diodes (LEDs), Schottky diodes, converters used in hybrid automobiles, etc.

Tankeblue's purity semi-insulating SiC wafers, that are widely used for

fabricating power devices, will be pushed to the market in the near future. 

    Nowadays, the innovation of technology is often fueled by the rapid

development of semi-conductor industry. SiC, a wide-band gap semiconductor, finds

its significant applications in the fields of microelectronics, power

electronics, semiconductor lighting, etc. According to an authoritative survey

released in 2008 by Yole Developpement Co., the market volume for SiC wafers will

reach about $400 Million by 2012 worldwide, with 3", 4" and larger SiC wafers

being the mainstream products. The main wafer manufacturers, Cree and II-VI in

North America, SiCrystal and Norstel in Europe, Tankeblue and Nippon Steel in

Asia, have been striving to improve crystal quality and to increase size. Among

them, Cree is in the dominant position with about 60%-70% sales share in the

global SiC wafer market, but the technical gap between Cree and its challengers

is narrowing gradually. A variety of SiC-based devices has been developed over

the past decades. Nevertheless, the wafer price is still a barrier for the wide

application of SiC wafers.

    For more information, please contact:

    Alley Shi

    Tankeblue Semiconductors Co. Ltd.

    Tel:   +86-10-6267-2373 x617

    Email: TKHD-Sales@tankeblue.com

SOURCE  Tankeblue Semiconductors Co. Ltd.

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