SemiSouth makes second major capacity expansion within 18 months

March 12, 2012 // By Paul Buckley
SemiSouth Laboratories, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-voltage silicon-carbide (SiC) semiconductor devices, today 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 high energy efficiency.

Jeff Casady, President of SemiSouth, said:  “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."

The move is the second major expansion of SemiSouth’s fab facility in Starkville headquarters within the past 18 months.

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