July 18, 2024

SMC Diode Solutions opens new Power MOSFET and Diode Fab

SMC Diode Solutions opens new Power MOSFET and Diode Fab
SMC Diode Solutions’ new fab in Nanjing, China. (Photo: Business Wire)

Today, SMC Diode Solutions, an American-led semiconductor design and manufacturing company, celebrated the opening of its second power discrete fab in Nanjing, China. The new facility realized volume production only 21 months after groundbreaking in September of 2022, and will begin shipments to customers in Q4 2024 for high power and high voltage rectifiers and MOSFET 6-inch and 8-inch wafers.

Dr. Yunji Corcoran, SMC chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Yunji Corcoran, SMC chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer
Image taken from SMC Diode Solutions Website

This new fab marks a milestone in SMC’s growth as they further invest in the China market and the growing renewable energy sector. The new 300,000 square foot facility is set to produce 1.2 million silicon wafers and 60,000 silicon carbide wafers per year, increasing SMC’s total production by over four times. SMC’s current fab in Lukou, Nanjing currently produces 300,000 silicon wafers per year. The $3 billion RMB investment in the new fab will allow SMC to handle the end-to-end production of silicon carbide products for the first time and has created three hundred new jobs.

Logo of SMC Fab
Image taken from SMC Diode Solutions website

As the world moves towards using more and more renewable energy, we are thrilled to now be able to participate in the sector and be part of the solution to increase green energy usage and protect our Earth. We are very excited to have our new fab up and running and we look forward to servicing our customers’ needs better with the increased capacity.” – Dr. Yunji Corcoran, SMC chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer.

As Nanjing is also home to SMC’s current fab, the city was an advantageous choice for the new fab location. With their experienced management team, starting up the new fab was a seamless process, allowing production to begin not long after breaking ground. The city is also home to abundant resources and engineering talent, making it an ideal place for SMC to grow and expand.

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