United Microelectronics Company
United Semiconductor Japan Co., Ltd.
Kariya, Kuwana, Japan/Hsinchu, Taiwan, April 26, 2022 – DENSO Company, a foremost mobility supplier, and United Semiconductor Japan Co., Ltd. (“USJC”), a subsidiary of world semiconductor foundry United Microelectronics Company (NYSE: UMC TWSE: 2303)(“UMC”), these days launched that the businesses have agreed to collaborate on the output of electrical energy semiconductors at USJC’s 300mm fab to be able to present the escalating demand within the automotive present market.
An insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) line can be put in at USJC’s wafer fab, which would be the 1st in Japan to provide IGBTs on 300mm wafers. DENSO will add its system-oriented IGBT unit and strategy applied sciences while USJC will ship its 300mm wafer producing capabilities to ship 300mm IGBT plan of action into mass output, scheduled to begin off within the first 50 % of 2023. This collaboration is supported by the renovation and decarbonization software for indispensable semiconductors of Japan’s Ministry of Monetary system, Commerce and Subject.
Because the progress and adoption of electrical powered automobiles and vehicles velocity up amid a worldwide effort and onerous work to chop down carbon emissions, the need for semiconductors demanded within the electrification of cars can be promptly elevating. IGBTs are major devices in energy enjoying playing cards, serving as efficient electrical energy switches in inverters to transform DC and AC currents to be able to push and handle electrical motorized vehicle motors.
“DENSO is de facto completely satisfied to be the member of preliminary companies in Japan to begin mass output of IGBTs on 300 mm wafers,” acknowledged Koji Arima, President of DENSO. “Semiconductors are beginning to be progressively necessary within the automotive trade as mobility techniques evolve, which embody automated driving and electrification. By the use of this collaboration, we add to the regular provide of electrical energy semiconductors and electrification of cars.”
“As a key foundry participant in Japan, USJC is absolutely commited to supporting the federal government’s technique to enhance home semiconductor manufacturing and the transition to extra environmentally pleasant electrical powered automobiles,” defined Michiari Kawano, President of USJC. “We’re assured that our foundry companies licensed by automotive shoppers blended with DENSO’s abilities will generate vital top quality merchandise to power the automotive developments of tomorrow.”
“We’re happy to have this acquire-earn collaboration with a serious firm a lot of these as DENSO. That is an essential challenge for UMC and can develop our relevance and affect within the automotive part,” talked about Jason Wang, Co-President of UMC. “With our sturdy portfolio of extremely developed specialty applied sciences and IATF 16949 licensed fabs in diversified areas, UMC is properly put to serve want all through car purposes, along with progressive driver help strategies, infotainment, connectivity, and powertrain. We stay up for capitalizing on far more cooperation potentialities seemingly ahead with prime rated avid gamers within the automotive place.”