Cree becomes the sole partner of the Volkswagen Group FAST project SiC.

CREE is the exclusive partner of SiC Silicon Carbide for the Volkswagen Group’s FAST (Future Automotive Supply Tracks) project. FAST’s goal is to advance collaboration, implement technology innovation more quickly than ever, and implement global automotive projects more efficiently and effectively.

Mr. Michael Baecker, head of procurement at Volkswagen Group, said: “The Volkswagen Group plans to release nearly 70 new electric models in the next 10 years, compared to the previous 50. It is expected to be based on the Volkswagen Group’s electric vehicle platform in the next 10 years. The number of cars will increase from 15 million to 22 million. An effective (industry ecosystem) network is the key to our success. Our FAST partners are our strategic partners, each of which is in their respective fields. The leader. We hope to shape the future of the car together.”

The agreement links two simultaneous industrial changes: the automotive industry is undergoing a transition from internal combustion engines to EV electric vehicles, and in the semiconductor industry, the adoption of SiC silicon carbide is growing. The agreement will also drive innovation on both sides and help the Volkswagen Group better serve their customers.

The adoption of SiC silicon carbide will accelerate the transformation of the automotive industry to EV electric vehicles, helping to achieve higher system efficiency, resulting in longer mileage and faster charging for EV electric vehicles, while reducing costs, weight and savings. space.

Gree CEO Gregg Lowe said: “Cree technology is at the heart of this huge change in EV electric vehicles. We fully support the automotive industry’s move towards higher efficiency and higher performance SiC silicon carbide based solutions. We are very We are honored to cooperate with Volkswagen Group. Volkswagen Group is an important force in the global automotive field and firmly committed to EV electric vehicles. This cooperation will give full play to the advantages of SiC silicon carbide, helping to achieve longer mileage and more. Short charging time and higher efficiency. We hope to help Volkswagen Group to launch a car that will meet the future.”

The Volkswagen Group and Cree will work closely together to build a tier one to provide SiC silicon carbide based solutions for future Volkswagen Group vehicles through power module supply. The cooperation was formally concluded and announced on May 10, 2019. Not long ago, on May 7, Cree announced that it will significantly increase the capacity of SiC silicon carbide MOSFETs and wafers to support customer development.