BorgWarner Invests $500 Million in Wolfspeed Inc, a Developer of Semiconductors and Silicon Carbide Devices for Electric Vehicles
Michigan-based BorgWarner Inc., which is one of the world’s biggest parts suppliers to the auto industry, announced a $500 million investment in Wolfspeed Inc., a developer and manufacturer of semiconductors and silicon carbide devices. Wolfspeed's family of products include Silicon Carbide (SiC) materials for applications such as electric vehicle powertrains, fast charging, 5G, renewable energy and energy storage devices.
Eric Walz2022-11-16 10:00 PT
Lucid Group to Integrate Wolfspeed’s Silicon Carbide (SiC) Semiconductors in the Lucid Air Sedan as Part of a New Supply Agreement
Wolfspeed, a leading developer of Silicon Carbide (SiC) semiconductor technology, today announced that luxury electric automaker Lucid Motors will use its Silicon Carbide power solutions in the high-performance Lucid Air sedan. SiC technology has many benefits over traditional silicon chips, including better conductivity and cooling performance in high temperature environments, which makes them well suited for use in electric vehicles.
Eric Walz2022-06-01 13:00 PT
German Company Vitesco Technologies Announces $1 Billion Euro Deal to Supply 800-Volt EV Inverters to a ‘Major North American Automaker’
German automotive supplier Vitesco Technologies has secured an order worth more than 1 billion euros (US$1.1 billion) from a major North American car manufacturer for electric vehicle power inverters. As part of the deal, Vitesco Technologies said it will supply “millions” of 800-volt inverters equipped with silicon carbide technology. The use of silicon carbide (SiC) in electric vehicle inverters offers better conductivity and cooling performance in high temperature environments.
Eric Walz2022-02-16 10:00 PT
GM Announces Supply Deal with Wolfspeed for Silicon Carbide (SiC) Chips for its Future EVs
General Motors on Monday announced a strategic supplier agreement with North Carolina-based semiconductor company Wolfspeed Inc. to develop and provide silicon carbide (SiC) power solutions for GM’s future electric vehicles. Silicon carbide has benefits over traditional silicon chips, including better conductivity and cooling performance in high temperature environments, which makes them well suited for electric vehicles.
Eric Walz2021-11-11 12:15 PT
China’s Tesla Rival NIO Produces its First C-Sample Silicon Carbide Drive Unit for the Upcoming ET7 Sedan
Electric vehicle startup NIO Inc., which is often referred to as the “Tesla of China”, plans to use a new silicon carbide (SiC) electric drive system for its future EVs, beginning with its new ET7. NIO announced the first C-Sample of its new SiC powertrain rolled off the assembly line on June 22. Using silicon carbide inverters in an EV powertrain offers higher efficiency.
FutureCar Staff 2021-08-01 14:00 PT
Auto Supplier Bosch to Manufacture Silicon Carbide Chips That Can Extend the Range of EVs
German automotive supplier Robert Bosch is launching production of silicon carbide (SiC) automotive chips, a move that can make electric vehicles more efficient, thereby increasing range. Silicon carbide has benefits over traditional silicon chips, including better conductivity and cooling performance in high temperature environments.
Eric Walz2019-11-13 13:00 PT
LG Develops ‘Invisible' Speaker Sound Technology That Could Revolutionize In-Vehicle Audio
Eric WalzDec 28, 2022 10:45 AM PT
Toyota's Redesigned Prius May Get More Drivers Behind the Wheel of a Hybrid Vehicle
FutureCar Staff Dec 25, 2022 12:50 PM PT
Researchers at South Korea's Chung-Ang University Develop a ‘Meta-Reinforcement' Machine Learning Algorithm for Traffic Lights to Improve Vehicle Throughput
Eric WalzDec 22, 2022 2:30 PM PT