ROHM, together with Chinese Tier 1 comprehensive automotive manufacturer United Automotive Electronic Systems Co., Ltd (UAES) held an opening ceremony announcing the establishment of a joint laboratory on SiC technology at UAES headquarters in Shanghai, China.

SiC power devices are being increasingly adopted in the fields of electric vehicles, infrastructure, environment/energy, and industrial equipment, due in large part to the advantages they provide over silicon-based power devices such as IGBTs, such as significantly reduced loss during both switching and conduction along with support for higher temperature operation.

“With ROHM, which has been introducing SiC power devices since 2015, we have strengthened our collaboration, including top management. And after many years of technical exchanges, we are pleased to announce the successful development and mass production of SiC-equipped automotive applications this year. The establishment of this joint laboratory is a testament to the deepening relationship between our two companies, and we can look forward to further technical support through this new comprehensive facility.” said Mr. Guo Xiaolu, Deputy General Manager at UAES.

“We are pleased to have established a joint laboratory with UAES, a leading manufacturer of automotive applications. As a leading supplier of SiC power devices, ROHM develops industry-leading devices and has a proven track record of providing power solutions that combine peripheral components such as driver ICs. And in the rapidly expanding automotive sector, as research tailored to customer needs and market trends becomes an important factor, we will continue to strengthen our partnership through this joint research lab and contribute to technical innovation in the automotive sector with power solutions centered on SiC.” said Dr. Kazuhide Ino, CSO and Senior Director of Power Device Business of ROHM.