June 14, 2024 /SemiMedia/ -- According to reports, Infineon has completed the first phase of construction of its 200mm silicon carbide (SiC) power wafer fab in Kulim, Malaysia.

The report pointed out that Infineon plans to officially start the Kulim Fab 3 module in August, and SiC production will begin at the end of 2024. The wafer fab is the core project of the Malaysian government's $100 billion plan to increase the country's chip production.

Production equipment for SiC production lines is being installed, and the fab is being designed to accommodate newer equipment types, outputs and structural requirements.

The report said Infineon and Wolfspeed are vying to become the world's largest 200mm wafer fab, although neither has yet announced its planned capacity.