CDIL Semiconductors starts production of SiC discretes in India

Date: 03/10/2023
CDIL Semiconductors announced launching of new surface mount semiconductor packaging Line at its Mohali plant in Punjab, India. CDIL is India’s first Silicon Carbide components manufacturer, scaled to make auto-grade devices, including Silicon Carbide MOSFETs, Silicon Carbide Schottky Diodes, Rectifiers, Zeners and TVS Diodes among others for the global as well as the domestic market. The expansion of assembly lines will increase CDIL’s total capacity at the facility to 600 million units annually.

CDIL has also established an advanced testing and reliability laboratory at the Mohali plant. The facility, a one-of-a-kind in India, is equipped to meticulously qualify the semiconductor products according to the stringent standards stipulated by the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC), ensuring they meet the rigorous demands of the automotive domain.

Commenting on the same, Prithvideep Singh, General Manager, CDIL said, “In line with our steadfast commitment to innovation and market diversification, CDIL Semiconductors has strategically positioned itself to meet the burgeoning demands of the automotive sector, both within India and on a global scale. Even though SiC devices are notoriously hard to manufacture at scale, we have spent effort and investment to master them. CDIL has been able to innovate on the brittleness and complexity around the production of SiC devices and has earned the resounding approval of large multinational customers in export markets.”

The new line was inaugrated by Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology and also attended by Tejveer Singh, IAS, Principal Secretary, IT, Government of Punjab, and Amitesh Kumar Sinha, IRAS, Joint Secretary, MeitY and other senior officials of MeitY and Invest Punjab.

CDIL also announced that it has signed an MoU with the Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL), a research institute in Mohali under MeitY, undertaking research and development in the field of semiconductor technology. Both parties will aim to establish a comprehensive framework wherein SCL's specialized knowledge and wafer fabrication facilities are utilized to produce indigenized wafers for CDIL’s discrete semiconductor devices, using CDIL's proprietary manufacturing processes. This collaborative effort is aimed as a significant stride towards advancing India's semiconductor ambitions in fostering a stronger, self-reliant industry in the region, started in the release by CDIL.

CDIL said it has already initiated pilot production in August with 50 million units and promptly delivered its inaugural batch to customers in both the domestic and international markets. CDIL operates manufacturing facilities and a reliability lab in Mohali and Delhi, serving industries with a strong emphasis on the Automotive, Defence, and Aerospace sectors.

CDIL is the only commercially successful surviving India based discrete semiconductor device manufacturer post economic liberalization. Being the 1st Indian semiconductor company to obtain the IS/ISO 9002 and IATF 16949 quality system certifications, CDIL was the first to introduce India to silicon semiconductor technology in 1964. Currently, it produces a comprehensive range of discrete semiconductor devices including Transistors, Diodes, Rectifiers, Schottky Diodes, Thyristors, Voltage Regulators, Transient Voltage Suppressors and MOSFETS, with specialities in power Semiconductors, and high-reliability components.


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