• Navitas Takes Center Stage at ICSCRM 2023

    Navitas Takes Center Stage at ICSCRM 2023

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    Navitas Semiconductor announced participation at the International Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials (ICSCRM) 2023, to be held in Sorrento, Italy.

    The ICSCRM conference fosters collaboration and knowledge sharing among the brightest minds in the field. The conference has a rich history dating back to its inaugural meeting in 1987, evolving into a premier global forum for in-depth technical discussions on all aspects of SiC and related materials.

    GeneSiC™ power devices, optimized for high-power, high-voltage, and high-reliability SiC applications, address critical markets including electric vehicles, solar energy, energy storage, industrial applications, data centers, and consumer electronics. With an unmatched voltage range spanning from 650 V to 6.5 kV, GeneSiC MOSFETs and Schottky MPS™ diodes have been at the forefront of SiC technology advancement, offering performance and efficiency that pave the way for a more electrified and sustainable future.

    Navitas Semiconductor will present two paper sessions at ICSCRM 2023:             

    • “New Generation SiC MPS Diodes with Low Schottky Barrier Height”
    • “650 V SiC Power MOSFETs with Statistically Tight VTH Control and RDS(ON) of 1.92 mΩ-cm²”

    Additionally, Navitas’ SVP of SiC Technology & Operations, Dr. Sid Sundaresan, will be chairing the session on Thursday, September 21st. The session, titled “Devices 4: Short circuit, avalanche and reliability,” will focus on crucial topics in the field of SiC technology.

    “Navitas’ presence at ICSCRM 2023 is a testament to the company’s unparalleled expertise in SiC technology and its commitment to driving innovation in the industry,” said Dr. Ranbir Singh, Navitas EVP for the GeneSiC business line. “As a pioneer in the field, we continue to extend the boundaries of SiC technology, revolutionizing power semiconductors with cutting-edge GeneSiC™ technology.”

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  • Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation to Change Directors

    Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation to Change Directors

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    Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation announced new board of directors, with an effective date of October 1, 2023. The composition of the Board of Directors and the company’s Auditors, as of October 1, 2023, will be as follows.

    Directors and Officers of the Company

    • Hiroyuki Sato President & CEO (Toshiba Corporation) 
    • Seiichi Mori
    • Norifumi Inukubo (Toshiba Corporation)
    • Hiroshi Kuriki (Toshiba Corporation)
    • Shin Kurosawa
    • Noriyasu Kurihara
    • Hiroyuki Shinki (Toshiba Corporation)
    • Yutaka Sata (Toshiba Corporation)


    • Hiroki Okada
    • Masami Takaoka
    • Akira Nakanishi (Toshiba Corporation)

    Retiring Director as of September 30, 2023

    • Takeshi Kamebuchi
    • Kenji Kishimoto
    • Takashi Miyamori
    • Shigenao Noda
    • Ikuko Shimogawara

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  • Siltronic Inaugurated Extension of Crystal Pulling Hall in Freiberg

    Siltronic Inaugurated Extension of Crystal Pulling Hall in Freiberg

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    Siltronic AG officially inaugurated the extension to its crystal pulling hall at the Freiberg site. The new production area provides space for the latest generation of crystal pulling systems, which are used to produce silicon monocrystals for wafer production under cleanroom conditions. In total, several hundred million euros were invested in the construction and around 60 jobs were created.

    “This investment is a clear commitment to our Saxon location. In addition, the modernization helps us to maintain our position as one of the world’s technology leaders and it strengthens our position as the only major Western wafer manufacturer”, said Dr. Michael Heckmeier, CEO of Siltronic AG, at the opening. The Freiberg site in Saxony is one of four production sites of the group, which manufactures in Germany, Singapore and the USA.

    With a usable area of 20,000 square meters, the extension building is almost as large as three soccer fields. Here, man-sized silicon monocrystals are produced in a process that takes five to seven days. The so-called ingots have a diameter of around 300 millimeters and weigh several hundred kilograms. In a complex process under cleanroom conditions, they are processed into wafers – extremely thin slices of silicon. Siltronic’s customers use the wafers to manufacture microchips, which can be found in everyday items such as tablets, smartphones and electric cars, as well as wind turbines and aircrafts. The semiconductor industry is receiving tailwind from the megatrends of artificial intelligence, digitization and electromobility.

    Siltronic has invested more than one billion euros at the site since acquiring Freiberger Elektronikwerkstoffe GmbH in 1995. “With our investments, we believe we are well prepared for the future, to be at the forefront in a challenging market environment,” Heckmeier explained. Currently around 1,000 people are employed at the site in Freiberg, Saxony.

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  • WT Microelectronics to Acquire Future Electronics

    WT Microelectronics to Acquire Future Electronics

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    WT Microelectronics Co., Ltd. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Future Electronics Inc. (“Future Electronics”) for an enterprise value of US$3.8 billion in an all-cash transaction. The strategic transaction is anticipated to deliver long-term, sustainable value to all relevant stakeholders including customers, suppliers, employees, and shareholders through the combination of two highly complementary organizations.

    Future Electronics, a Canadian-based leading global distributor of electronic components, generated revenues of US$2.9 billion, operating income of US$228 million, and net income of US$184 million for the six months ended on June 30, 2023. The privately-held company, with approximately 5,200 employees in 47 countries, provides customers with application engineering expertise and supply chain services covering a portfolio of electronics from industry leading suppliers.

    “This is transformational for WT Microelectronics and Future Electronics and important for the electronic component ecosystem,” said Eric Cheng, Chairman and CEO of WT Microelectronics. “Future Electronics has an experienced and deep management team and a very talented employee base, and is highly complementary to WT Microelectronics in terms of product offerings, customer coverage, and global footprint.

    Future’s management team, all of their employees worldwide, and all locations and distribution centers will continue to operate and add value to the organization. We are excited to invite Mr. Omar Baig to join WT Microelectronics’ Board of Directors post-closing and look forward to working with him and his immensely talented colleagues around the world to build together a best-in-class electronic components distributor.”

    “We are excited to join WT Microelectronics and believe that this transaction will benefit all our stakeholders. Our two companies share a common culture, driven by a rich entrepreneurial spirit that will empower our talented employees globally”, said Omar Baig, President, CEO and Chairman of Future Electronics. “This combination is a great opportunity for WT Microelectronics and Future Electronics to jointly form a world-class industry leader, and allows us to continue our long-term strategic plan to offer the highest level of services to our customers, which we have been doing for the past 55 years.”

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  • Resonac Introduces Key Concept “Here We Go”

    Resonac Introduces Key Concept “Here We Go”

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    Resonac Holdings Corporation published English version of its integrated report “RESONAC REPORT 2023,” and made it available to the public via the Group’s website

    RESONAC REPORT 2023, which is the first integrated report published with the name of Resonac, is edited under the key concept of “Here We Go,” and introduces financial and non-financial strategies and tactics of the Resonac Group, which aims to be a Co-creative Chemical Company.

    The Report thoroughly investigates “Co-creative Chemical Company” which the Resonac Group aims to be, and describes progress in “Resonac’s Human Capital Management” and training of “co-creative talent,” while introducing the Group’s new initiatives including “Resonac Pride Products & Services” which contribute to improvement in customers’ and  public welfare through practice of our Purpose, “Change society through the power of chemistry.”

    In addition, the Report describes the present situation and future prospects of the Resonac Group including how “Team Takahashi,” the management team of the Resonac Group lead by President and CEO Hidehito Takahashi, functions, dialogue with outside experts about the Group’s human capital management, discussion with an outside director about transformation of the Board of Directors, and conversation and interview between Resonac’s global top and young researchers. Thus, more people appear on the RESONAC REPORT 2023 than those on the integrated report of 2022.

    The Resonac Group positions the Report as a tool to give stakeholders better understanding of the Group and promote value creation through dialogue between the Group and stakeholders. It will continue communicating with the stakeholders via dialogue and the Group’s website how the Group is behaving as a Co-creative Chemical Company.

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