Frage in die Runde bzw. die Fachleute: Wenn dem so ist und QD OLED TV`s von Samsung kommen, auf welchen Maschinen würde dann produziert. Würde diese eine Anlage von Aixtron ausreichen oder hätte Aixtron die Chance mit weiteren Anlagen zum Zuge zu kommen, auch ohne weitere Qualifizierung?
mit sicherheit relevant für SIC und somit auch für Aixtron. Viele Grüße, Fel
WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) - A group of 28 U.S. House Democrats on Monday asked congressional leaders to back $85 billion in funding for electric vehicle charging infrastructure, a big jump over funding proposed in a bill before Congress.
The current $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill under consideration has $7.5 billion in EV charging infrastructure funding, but Democrats plan to add additional funding in a separate measure that could spend up to $3.5 trillion.
The lawmakers, led by Representatives Debbie Dingell and Yvette Clarke, said in a letter that higher funding will "help add utility electrical capacity to enable robust charging, increasing the supply of renewable energy, and build grid resilience in the face of climate change."
fyi some transcript excerpts on SiC & 3D Sensing. Cree published quarterly results last night, shares down some 6% in after hours trading.
On SiC: ?We are excited to announce the acceleration of our investments to scale the manufacturing of our silicon carbide substrates, devices and modules to enable the acceleration of the electrification of the global transportation infrastructure. In fiscal year 2022, we plan to increase our investments to about $200 million in R&D and capital, to continue to lay the foundation on which to grow the business to the next level. Our silicon carbide business, which today is less than 5% of our revenue is targeted to become one of the largest businesses in our company inside 10-years. We believe that our investments and opportunities, combined with our ability to execute, will allow us to become well positioned in this large market with attractive growth dynamics. Accordingly, we are planning incremental R&D investments of about 2% to 3% of revenue for the next few years. We anticipate investing around $1 billion over the next decade as generation 3 semiconductors fabricated from wide-band gap materials including the silicon carbide grow to underpin a number of important industry transformations and are planning to establish a leadership position long-term.
In the meanwhile, we will be making a even larger investment than what we have been planning to get the silicon carbide substrate capacity in place for what we need and for also what the market needs as well, okay.?
On 3D sensing: ?3D Sensing posted the highest annual growth, more than doubling to just under 10% of sales, which allowed us to achieve our market penetration and share gain about one-year ahead of plan.
This journey will continue as we accelerate our innovation road map, including multi-junction VCSELs, photodiodes, metal lenses and driver electronics and delivering new module functionalities to wafer-scale co-packaging.
These modules will provide a compelling value proposition in multiple end markets, including in automotive, where driver and occupancy monitoring systems are increasingly recommended or acquired by U.S. and European transportation safety regulators.?
Cree on SiC: ?We went from moving dirt to installing equipment in the clean room of the world's largest silicon carbide fab in upstate New York which will begin processing 200 millimeter wafers in the first half of calendar 2022.?
?We are at the beginning of a multi-decade secular shift to silicon carbide and we now believe the demand curve is steeper for devices than we originally expected further bolstering our confidence in our long-term outlook. The investments we are making today will position us well to capitalize on the tremendous opportunities ahead and firmly establish our industry leadership position.?
?A key element to support the increased adoption of Silicon Carbide in the automotive sector and across several other industries is the expansion of manufacturing capacity. Our Mohawk Valley 200-millimeter fab is on track to begin device qualification production runs in the first half of calendar 2022. The facility is shaping up nicely and has shown very well during recent customer visits to the fab. On our campus here in Durham, we expanded our materials operations to a second building on our Durham campus, which is part of the previously announced plan to increase materials capacity by 30x.?
?I was actually very impressed to see how many people are talking about silicon carbide and how positive comments are. And I had in mind SD Micro reiterating that they want to increase the front end I mean front-end capacity by 10X between 2017 and 2024. I think the Infineon was not that specific but [indiscernible] talked about spending $1 billion in CapEx on Silicon Carbide over a decade. [indiscernible] is talking about growing capacity 5x between 2020 and 2025?.
?First off, the demand is definitely there and it -- and the appetite for silicon carbide just continues to grow. Neil and I were just in Europe a month ago or so for a couple of weeks visiting with OEMs and with Tier 1s and so forth and all of the indications we got from pretty much all the customers we saw is what they thought was going to be the demand. It's now higher than what they originally thought and faster than they originally thought across multiple different end equipments and certainly automotive being a pretty key part of that.?
?As we discussed in the prepared remarks, the slope of the demand curve for silicon carbide solutions particularly on devices has dramatically increased and is ahead of what we previously thought.We thought the inflection point, as we talk about Investor Day and since then was kind of 2023, kind of 2024 timeframe. And right now, we're seeing that pulling all the way into fiscal 2022.?
?So, I think what'll happen here and if you take a step back, in Durham alone, we put in over a 100 tools in the last year to support higher demand. And we just need to get that, improve that factory output and kind of support that kind of demand curve. And as Greg mentioned earlier, we've got a new leadership to get better focus on that and really improve the North Carolina footprint.?
"So, I think what'll happen here and if you take a step back, in Durham alone, we put in over a 100 tools in the last year to support higher demand"
richtig interpretiere. Es war unser Verständnis here, dass Cree definitiv SiC Kunde bei Aix ist. Aber 100 Tools hat Aix sicher nicht an Cree geliefert. Wenn es denn um SiC Tools handelt. Wie ist deine Interpretation?
Interesting news in the SIC space overnight with On Semi acquiring GTAT for 415m $.
Not sure if GTAT generates significant sales at this moment so the valuation is arguably high. Shows that industry players focus more on more on SIC while I remember that 2 years ago Sic and it?s future was still strongly debated.
Hat jemand etwas woanders gelesen? Ich halte nicht viel vom Aktionär und auch von Gerüchten. Dennoch bin ich neugirieg, ob der Aktionär einfach so Schmarrn schreibt nur um dem Artikel mehr Gewicht zu verleihen. Das würde mich nicht allzuviel wundern.
Interesting move in the stock today, intraday at -8%. I think its a nice little buying opportunity and interestingly the stock has fallen back to the level of 1-2 weeks ago on no news.
The underlying business remains very strong in my opinion and 2022 shapes up to be a decent year as well. So with good Q3/Q4 ahead I think the stock may continue to move higher if you have some patience.
a very interesting Bloomberg Article on Chinese companies continuing their massive spending plans on gaining Chip Independence from the USA - a theme I have flagged over 1 year ago and that I think is in full swing with Aixtron and PVA Tepla being major beneficiaries as they deliver crucial technology.
@CWL: Do you know SMIC? Anything to add wrt to Aixtron? Do they need Aixtron tools or is ASML etc more in focus?
By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) -- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. aims to spend $8.87 billion building a new plant on the outskirts of Shanghai, a major expansion in capacity at a time China?s trying to build a world-class chip industry. SMIC has signed an agreement to establish a 100,000 per- month wafer plant in the Lin-Gang Special Area, a free trade zone run by the city. The facility will focus on more mature technology of 28 nanometers or older, the company said in a filing. It plans to set up a joint venture with registered capital of $5.5 billion with Shanghai?s government to oversee the project, of which the company will own at least 51%. SMIC?s shares jumped as much as 2.7% in Hong Kong and 4.8% in Shanghai. The envisioned plant comes on top of a $2.35 billion factory SMIC?s planning for south China?s Shenzhen that will be able to make as many as 40,000 12-inch wafers per month. Together, the projects represent an effort to shore up its lead in domestic chipmaking while furthering the country?s broader chip ambitions. The Shanghai facility?s mature-node chips could be targeted at the auto-making industry, which is struggling with an endemic shortage of the semiconductors they need to power electric vehicles and in-car systems. Shanghai-based SMIC is China?s best hope for gaining clout in advanced chips used in devices from smartphones to base stations. Its capacity and technical know-how are crucial to helping Beijing overcome a U.S.-led effort to curb its tech ambitions. But the company has been unable to get key machinery to keep advancing its technology, after the U.S. placed it under sanctions last year on national security grounds. Read more: Xi Taps Top Deputy to Lead China?s Chip Battle Against U.S. Beijing is moving swiftly to cut a dependence on the West for crucial components like chips, an issue that became more urgent after a global shortage of semiconductors worsened during the pandemic. Chinese President Xi Jinping has tapped close confidante Liu He, the economic czar whose sprawling portfolio spans trade to finance and technology, to spearhead the development of so- called third-generation or compound semiconductor chip development. He?s now leading the formulation of a series of financial and policy support for the technology, Bloomberg News has reported. SMIC?s newest plant will be built in a free-trade zone in the southeastern suburbs of Shanghai, an enlargement of the tariff-free areas Xi originally approved to attract foreign investment and trade. The company is expanding because its existing plants are running at or close to full capacity and its executives are counting on being able to procure equipment to make chips based on more mature technologies, despite U.S. sanctions.
Irgendwie scheint hier einiges im Argen zu liegen. Ich selbst habe nichts veranlasst und Ariva meldet sich auch nicht mehr zu diesem Problem. Zuletzt vor einer Woche - man hat mich nciht vergessen und arbeitet an dem Problem.
In Germany the worlds largest Auto trade show, IAA, just started and so far there are some articles that showcase the adoption of SIC in the industry, for example see ZF or Bosch below. Supports the view that SIC ramp up is coming over 2022/23. Regards, Fel
Sorry for spamming, but more news on SIC that support my thesis that the industry is really starting to organise itself ahead of volume ramp over the next years. Here a press release from Applied Materials.
Maybe others like @Baggo, DLG or CWL can add more expertise?
NEW APPLIED MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES HELP LEADING SILICON CARBIDE CHIPMAKERS ACCELERATE THE TRANSITION TO 200MM WAFERS AND INCREASE CHIP PERFORMANCE AND POWER EFFICIENCY
Key to the world?s best electric vehicle power trains, silicon carbide chips are transitioning to larger, 200mm wafers which boost output to meet growing global demand Applied?s new 200mm CMP system precisely removes silicon carbide material from wafers to help maximize chip performance, reliability and yield Applied?s new ?hot implant? technology for silicon carbide chips injects ions with minimum damage to crystalline structures, thereby maximizing power generation and device yield