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LPO Announces Conditional Commitment to SK Siltron CSS to Expand American Manufacturing of High-Quality Silicon Carbide Wafers for Electric Vehicle Power Electronics


22 Feb 2024

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Loan Programs Office (LPO) announced a conditional commitment to SK Siltron CSS, LLC for a $544 million loan to expand American manufacturing of high-quality silicon carbide (SiC) wafers for electric vehicle (EV) power electronics. SiC semiconductors are designed for high-voltage use and are critical components of EV drivetrains, including inverters, and electrical distribution systems like onboard chargers and DC-to-DC converters. The project is expected to create up to 200 construction jobs in the build-out phase and up to 200 skilled, good-paying operations jobs at full production at the SK Siltron CSS facility located in Bay City, Michigan. The facility is projected to be among the top-five manufacturers of SiC wafers globally, boosting America’s manufacturing competitiveness and expanding our global leadership in the clean energy technologies of the future.

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