Repurposing Silicon Foundry

PowerAmerica is repurposing a former six-inch silicon foundry to manufacture wide bandgap power electronics devices. Establishing a PowerAmerica process based on university research is critical to lowering the entry barrier in this highly specialized field. Today Xfab is running devices in its foundry from four other PowerAmerica members in its facilities. These companies are collaborating to create new opportunities for business. Much work remains before us, but the ground work has inspired participation in this new venture from within and outside of the Institute.