May 31, 2024 /SemiMedia/ -- X-Fab announced a collaboration with Soitec to provide Soitec’s SmartSiC technology for the production of silicon carbide power devices at X-Fab’s facility in Lubbock, Texas.

The collaboration follows the successful completion of an evaluation phase, during which X-Fab Texas manufactured silicon carbide (SiC) power devices on 6-inch SmartSiC wafers. Soitec will provide X-Fab’s customers with access to SmartSiC substrates through a joint supply chain consignment model.

SmartSiC is a proprietary technology from Soitec based on the company’s SmartCut process, with the resulting substrate improving device performance and manufacturing yields.

Soitec is ramping up production of SmartSiC substrates at its new plant in Bernin, near Grenoble, France. X-Fab is increasing production capacity for SiC devices at its Lubbock plant.