The upstream technology company plans to sell silicon carbide for applications including advanced inverters for solar and battery storage, as part of a new emphasis on materials supply.
GT Advanced Technology has kept a lower profile since exiting bankruptcy two years ago. The former tool maker has shed its flashier downstream products including the Merlin “multiwire” cell interconnection technology, and is now focused on upstream products, including materials and equipment for the polysilicon industry.
However, there are a number of things that have not changed about GT. Along with bringing back on much of its highly skilled staff, the company maintains a focus on the cutting edge of technology.
In line with this, today GT Advanced Technologies officially opened a new facility in Hudson, New Hampshire to produce silicon carbide, a semiconductor material that offers advantages including improved efficiency for fast power-switching applications, including high-temperature and high-voltage applications. The material is seeing increased demand not only in electric vehicle market, but also for other applications including new generations of inverters to accompany solar PV and battery applications.
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