Monday, March 12, 2012

SemiSouth announces second major capacity expansion within 18 months

STARKVILLE, USA & MUNICH, GERMANY: SemiSouth Laboratories Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-voltage silicon-carbide (SiC) semiconductor devices, announced a second major capacity expansion within 18 months.

The expansion will help drive the continued growth of SemiSouth’s SiC fabrication facility and better serve customers who are rapidly adopting the company’s diode and industry-leading power transistor products. The adoption of SemiSouth’s SiC technology enables ultra-efficient power conversion for solar and wind inverters, hybrid/electric vehicles, traction-drive and other applications that benefit from exceptionally high energy efficiency.

"Today's announcement is a testament to SemiSouth's success with existing customers in solar inverter and industrial power supply market segments,” commented Jeff Casady, president of SemiSouth. “We are ramping with our customers’ demands for our industry-leading SiC power JFET and power diode products, and this new expansion will allow us to expand our volume another 50% for these customers and new ones starting up with us."

Dieter Liesabeths, senior VP of Sales & Marketing at SemiSouth, added: “SemiSouth is continuously being recognized by its customers for having world-record, cost-effective, energy-efficient power semiconductor electronic products based on our proprietary SiC technology. We have many customers in production with even more in development for our products in energy-sensitive markets such as solar inverters, server power supplies, wind inverters, and electric vehicle development.”

This is the second major expansion of SemiSouth’s fab facility in Starkville, MS headquarters within the past 18 months.

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