Silicon carbide transistor maker UnitedSiC bought by Qorvo

Silicon carbide transistor maker UnitedSiC bought by Qorvo

To be called Qorvo’s Power Device Solutions, it will be led by Chris Dries, formerly president and CEO of UnitedSiC.

“The acquisition of United Silicon Carbide expands Qorvo’s reach into the markets for electric vehicles, industrial power, circuit protection, renewables and data centre power,” according to Qorvo.

Its has a portfolio of over 80 SiC FETs, JFETs and Schottky diodes – the ‘FETs’ are cascode-connected silicon mosfets and SiC JFETs, including a 750V 5.9mΩ device. They are aimed at electric vehicle chargers, dc-dc converters and traction drives, as well as solar photovoltaic inverters.

Qorvo makes GaN and GaAs RF devices and runs a foundry service for both materials. It also make silicon power ICs amongst its other offerings.

Qorvo website