Monolith Semiconductor, Texas-based startup and PowerAmerica member, has announced the availability of engineering samples of 1200V, 5A and 10A SiC Schottky diodes in TO-220 packaging. The diodes, which reduce losses by more than 50 percent compared to silicon diodes, are manufactured at X-Fab Texas’ 150mm SiC foundry.
According to the company, the collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy and PowerAmerica has been key in achieving this milestone.
“DOE and PowerAmerica have taken the baton and supported XFab to create a center of excellence in SiC manufacturing in the U.S.,” said Monolith CEO Sujit Banerjee.
Funding from DOE and PowerAmerica enabled XFab, a former silicon foundry, to reconfigure its equipment in order to fabricate silicon carbide power electronic devices. Today, more than six U.S. companies are using the new capability.