The demand for Silicon Carbide (SiC) power devices is expected to grow fast in the next decade, driven by the mass adoption of electric vehicles (EV). However, the number of suppliers, especially at the material level (SiC ingots, bare wafers and epiwafers) is still very limited. Furthermore, the market is largely dominated by Japanese, US and European players. Yet, the patenting activity covering the whole SiC supply chain shows that many more players are striving to get ready for SiC demand to take off. Importantly, Chinese players are not standing still, and the patent landscape analysis draws a first picture of a complete domestic supply chain emerging in China.
Dr. Rémi Comyn works for Knowmade as Technology and Patent Analyst in the field of Compound Semiconductors and Electronics. He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France) in partnership with CRHEA-CNRS (Sophia-Antipolis, France) and the University of Sherbrooke (Québec, Canada). Rémi previously worked in compound semiconductors research laboratory as Research Engineer.