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May 4, 2017

For SiC, "Someday" Is Today

Kevin Speer, PhD
Global Manager, Tech Strategy & Bus Dev, Littelfuse, Inc.

At the component level, the biggest barriers are affordability, availability, and reliability. The expectation is that the principle of economies of scale will allow prices to fall substantially; as customer demand surges and broadens across multiple vertical markets, the raw material costs, which represent most of the cost of the end devices, will start to drop. Consequently, the price of components will also go down. Availability is changing constantly, with new entrants to the SiC supply base showing up at nearly every tradeshow.

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