BorgWarner signs ST for Volvo SiC power module

BorgWarner signs ST for Volvo SiC power module

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By Nick Flaherty

STMicroelectronics is to supply silicon carbide (SiC) power MOSFETs for BorgWarner’s Viper power module in Volvo Cars.

BorgWarner will use the third generation 750V SiC MOSFET die in traction inverters for several current and future Volvo Car BEVs. This follows a $1bn deal in July between BorgWarner and onsemi for SiC devices.

ST’s high-volume STPOWER MOSFETs are manufactured in its fabs in Italy, and Singapore, with advanced packaging and testing at its back-end facilities in Morocco and China.

“This collaboration will give Volvo Cars the opportunity to further increase the attractiveness of our electrical vehicles with longer range and faster charging. It will also support us on our journey towards being fully electric by 2030 and strengthen our increased vertical integration and our control of critical components,” says Javier Varela, Chief Operating Officer & Deputy CEO, Volvo Cars.

“BorgWarner is pleased to partner with ST to supply our longstanding customer Volvo Cars with inverters for their next generation of BEV platforms,” says Stefan Demmerle, Vice President of BorgWarner Inc. and President and General Manager, PowerDrive Systems.

BorgWarner collaborated closely with ST’s technical team to match the die with BorgWarner’s Viper power switch to maximize inverter performance with high volume production.

“Our collaboration with BorgWarner, a leading global automotive supplier in electrification, will enable Volvo Cars to offer their customers superior vehicle performance and range,” said Marco Monti, President, Automotive and Discrete Group, STMicroelectronics. “We are committed to expanding SiC capacity and to reinforcing our SiC supply, including through vertical integration, as we ramp up volumes to support our global automotive and industrial customers in their shift to electrification and higher efficiency.”

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