Silicon carbide solutions form the focus of centrotherm's appearance at the SEMICON Europa trade fair in Munich

Blaubeuren, 12.11.2019

  • Development of a new generation of systems for 200 mm silicon carbide wafers
  • centrotherm as project partner in the European REACTION research project

centrotherm international AG, Blaubeuren, (ISIN: DE000A1TNMM9 and DE000A1TNMN7) has the future in its sights with its new system generation for 200 mm silicon carbide wafer processing. Demand for high-performance electronics such as transistors and diodes is rising rapidly in tandem with advancing digitalization, e-mobility and renewable energy generation. The conversion of high electrical power usually also requires components offering greater dielectric strength. For such applications, silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductor devices offer better efficiency, higher temperature stability and reliability in harsh environments.

Commanding an approximately 95 % share of the market, centrotherm is the leading supplier with its high-temperature furnaces for post-implantation annealing and hydrogen annealing of 150 mm SiC wafers. The company’s systems are in production at renowned manufacturers worldwide. With its new c.ACTIVATOR 200 and c.OXIDATOR 200 system generation, technology and system supplier centrotherm is now offering production solutions for larger wafers at temperatures of up to 2,000 C° and 1,500 C° respectively. The benefits for the semiconductor industry are clear: with 200mm SiC wafers, semiconductor manufacturers can reduce costs by up to 23 %, while enhancing product per-formance and safety. centrotherm systems' small footprint, high productivity and side-by-side installation contribute to further cost savings. Both system types are based on the same platform and can process wafer sizes of 150 mm and 200 mm as so-called bridge tools.

centrotherm is a project partner in the European REACTION research project for the construction of the first European 200 mm SiC production line in Catania, Italy. The c.ACTIVATOR 200 and c.OXIDATOR 200 high-temperature furnaces will be delivered to Catania in the coming year. The REACTION project is sponsored by the EU and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in the framework of ECSEL (Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership).

Visit us at SEMICON Europa from November 12-15 at Messe München, Booth B1/313.

About centrotherm international AG

centrotherm has been developing and realizing innovative thermal solutions for more than 70 years. As a leading, globally active technology group, we offer production solutions for the photovoltaic, semiconductor and microelectronics industries. 

The continuous further development of our successful solutions in thermal processing and coating, such as for crystalline solar cell and semiconductor manufacturing, forms the basis for successful partnerships with industry, research and development.

Our customers worldwide appreciate the process stability, scalability and availability of our production systems in mass production. Our work is also distinguished by the fact that we create specific, high-end process technology solutions tailored to our customers' requirements, and that we are outstanding in system construction.

Together, we face the daily challenges of setting new trends, maximizing production efficiency (such as for solar cells and semiconductors), and – paired with our systems' durability – securing investments. 

We thereby generate sustainable competitive advantages for our customers through targeted innovations in processes and production solutions.

We engage around 650 employees worldwide to further develop high-tech solutions for key markets. 

centrotherm international AG 
Württemberger Str. 31 
89143 Blaubeuren 
German Securities Identification Number (WKN): A1TNMM (bearer shares); A1TNMN (unlisted shares from the non-cash capital increase)
ISIN: DE000A1TNMM9 (bearer shares); DE000A1TNMN7 (unlisted shares from the non-cash capital increase)
Inclusion: Basic Board, Frankfurt Stock Exchange
Corporate domicile: Germany


Nathalie Albrecht
Manager Public & Investor Relations
Tel: +49 7344 918-6304