31 Jan '13, 2pm

Raytheon opens SiC fab in Glenrothes

Raytheon opens SiC fab in Glenrothes

Following six years of R&D, Raytheon has opened a silicon carbide fab in Glenrothes Scotland which will offer foundry services as well as its own line of high-temperature ICs. Its SiC process has been developed on-site, with Government and EU funding, and in collaboration with UK universities. "Via the Technology Strategy Board, we have been involved with the Universities of Newcastle, Strathclyde, Manchester; and more loosely with Warwick and Heriot-Watt. The list goes on, there is an awful lot of interest in wide-bandgap semiconductors," Raytheon business unit manager Paul D'Arcy told Electronics Weekly. There has also been collaboration with companies up and down the supply chain - substrate and epi developers for example. Raytheon has an established 100mm silicon fab in Glenrothes. "We have had a business selling application-specific specialist and custom silicon ICs f...

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