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SiC soars on EV demand

Various major automakers are selling EVs with 800V charging architectures including the Porsche Taycan, Audi Q6 e-tron, and Hyundai Ioniq 5.

The arrival of the 800V EV charging architecture will bring about a replacement of Si IGBT modules with SiC power devices, which will become a standard component in mainstream EV VFDs (variable frequency drives).

As such, major automotive component suppliers generally favour SiC components. In particular, Tier 1 supplier Delphi has already begun mass producing 800V SiC inverters, while others such as BorgWarner, ZF, and Vitesco are also making rapid progress with their respective solutions.

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