INFINEON Applied sciences AG, a pacesetter in energy techniques and semiconductor applied sciences, plans to speculate €25 billion to construct the world’s largest 200mm SiC (silicon carbide) Energy Fab in Kulim, Kedah.
The enlargement comes because the demand for energy semiconductors, particularly these based mostly on broad bandgap supplies like silicon carbide, is rising quickly as a result of give attention to decarbonization and inexperienced applied sciences.
Infineon is taking an extra step to form the business by considerably increasing its Kulim fab, over and above the unique funding introduced in February 2022.
Recognizing the significance of decarbonization and inexperienced applied sciences, Infineon will make investments moreover as much as €5 billion over the subsequent 5 years in Kulim for a second part of the development of module 3.
“The marketplace for silicon carbide exhibits accelerating development, not solely in automotive but additionally in a broad vary of commercial functions reminiscent of photo voltaic, vitality storage, and high-power EV charging. With the Kulim enlargement, we are going to safe our management place on this market,” said Jochen Hanebeck, Infineon CEO.
The enlargement of Infineon’s SiC Energy Fab in Kulim represents a major milestone in Malaysia’s journey in direction of growing superior manufacturing capabilities.
This enlargement is not going to solely create high-skilled employment alternatives but additionally place Malaysia as a frontrunner in driving inexperienced applied sciences, aligning with the nation’s dedication to attaining world sustainable improvement objectives, as emphasised by Minister of Funding, Commerce, and Trade (MITI), Senator Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Aziz.
“The cutting-edge energy semiconductor applied sciences produced in Infineon’s SiC Energy Fab is a milestone improvement in direction of elevating Malaysia’s place within the semiconductor business, whereas additionally fostering a partnership targeted on making a extra sustainable future for our nation and the world,” the minister mentioned.
In the meantime, Malaysian Funding Improvement Authority (MIDA) CEO Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman mentioned Infineon Applied sciences’ superior manufacturing operations and steady enlargement within the nation, together with its adoption of recent digital capabilities, are really commendable.
MIDA reaffirms its dedication to facilitate business gamers, together with Infineon Applied sciences, to foster additional development within the electrical and electronics (E&E) business, which performs a pivotal function in Malaysia’s financial development and improvement.
The funding by Infineon Applied sciences in constructing the world’s largest 200mm SiC Energy Fab in Malaysia is anticipated to have a optimistic affect on the nation’s semiconductor business, financial system, and place in driving sustainable applied sciences.
It enhances Malaysia’s Nationwide Funding Aspirations (NIA) and the New Industrial Grasp Plan 2030, attracting high-tech and high-value investments to help the nation’s financial improvement.
Within the first quarter of 2023, the E&E business in Malaysia recorded RM2.06 billion value of accepted investments, initiating 16 tasks that may generate 1,729 higher-paying job alternatives. E&E exports throughout the identical interval elevated by 3.3% in comparison with the corresponding interval within the earlier yr, reaching RM142 billion. – TMR