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A few days ago, the 3rd China-Europe Third Generation semiconductor Summit was held in Shenzhen. Experts and scholars at the meeting believed that the third-generation semiconductors have great potential for future applications and have transformative breakthrough power.
In 2018, the United States, the European Union, etc. continued to increase their R&D support in the field of third-generation semiconductors, and international manufacturers actively and pragmatically pushed forward. upgrade, the application is gradually widened. Benefiting from the favorable macro policies of the entire semiconductor industry, the pursuit of capital markets, the active promotion of local governments, and the wide entry of enterprises, the domestic third-generation semiconductor industry has developed steadily. However, there is still a certain gap between the material index and device performance and the advanced level of foreign countries, and the demand for localization is urgent.
“Whether from the perspective of module safety or from the perspective of China’s economic development, the third-generation semiconductors have huge development space and good market prospects, giving birth to a potential market of trillions of yuan.” Lin Xiang, secretary of the Shenzhen Association for Science and Technology, believes that The third-generation semiconductor is a hot spot for technological innovation and industrial development in the global semiconductor industry, providing important support for the development of strategic emerging industries such as information, energy, and transportation modules. In recent years, with a series of technological innovations and breakthroughs in materials, devices, processes and applications, the third generation of semiconductors has reached an inflection point from R&D to industry.
“As long as there is electricity, semiconductors will be used.” Wen Yu, head of the automotive semiconductor business of the National New Energy Vehicle Technology Innovation Center, pointed out that the development of new energy vehicles is the only way for the transformation of my country’s automobile industry, and will also build a new automobile industry. Ecological chain. In the future, automotive semiconductors will become the biggest driving force in the global semiconductor market. Among them, the application prospect of silicon carbide in the field of new energy vehicles will be greatly improved with the development of technology.
“The various properties of silicon carbide are better than those of silicon. The device has the advantages of high frequency, high efficiency and high temperature. It will be widely used in white goods, rail transit, medical equipment and other fields in the future.” General Manager of Shenzhen Basic Semiconductor Co., Ltd. and Wei Wei said that the relevant data shows that the market capacity of the entire silicon carbide power device in 2018 is 500 million US dollars, and the annual compound growth rate of the future market capacity will exceed 30%. As far as the development status of domestic silicon carbide is concerned, the third-generation semiconductor materials have been closely following the international frontier, which can provide substrates and epitaxy industrialization. In the design and manufacture of automotive applications, there is still a certain gap between my country and the international advanced level. There are several universities that can manufacture device samples, and three or four companies can mass-produce diodes. However, at present, only basic semiconductors can mass-produce SiC MOSFETs. I hope The Chinese “core” for casting silicon carbide.