Anvil Semiconductors

Anvil Semiconductors

Anvil Semiconductors is developing Silicon Carbide (SiC) technology that enables SiC power semiconductor devices to be produced for the price of Silicon (Si) devices (today they are 10X higher). Anvil’s alternative approach involves growing a thin layer of 3 step cubic SiC (3C-SiC) on Si seed wafers sufficient to build the active power devices.  In addition to the fundamental crystal growth expertise, Anvil has IP relating to resolving the problem of the stress which is inevitable when growing SiC on Si and which to date has prevented this technology from moving forward. The Anvil IP has been proven on 100mm Si wafers and inherently will permit larger wafer diameters to be used without modification.