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Global microchip shortage: unique crystal growth technology by NSYSU Center of Crystal Research upgrades Taiwan’s semiconductor industry

Global microchip shortage: unique crystal growth technology by NSYSU Center of Crystal Research upgrades Taiwan’s semiconductor industry

 

The global market is facing a severe shortage of microchips! The much-needed third-generation semiconductor material, the silicon carbide (SiC) crystals, is challenging to manufacture, hence the supply shortage. The Center of Crystal Research at National Sun Yat-sen University is leading the research in equipment and technologies for crystal growth and manufacturing silicon carbide crystals at a high temperature exceeding 2200°C. The Center is the only research center in Taiwan with production capability for 6 to 8-inch wafers. The high-quality crystals are entirely made in Taiwan (MIT), helping to upgrade the semiconductor industry in Taiwan.