Semiconductor manufacturer ROHM, along with China-based Geely Automobile Group, entered into a strategic partnership to develop advanced technologies such as wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductors for the automotive industry. Collaborating on automotive applications since 2018, the partnership is expected to further accelerate innovation for vehicle-oriented applications.
Among partnership's goals is to extend the range of EVs while reducing battery costs and shortening charge times. This will be done by creating high-efficiency traction inverters and onboard charging systems leveraging ROHM’s power solutions based on Silicon Carbide (SiC) power devices. In addition, they intend to develop high-performance ADAS and intelligent cockpit systems.
Currently, traction inverters using ROHM’s SiC power devices are being used in electric vehicle platforms in development by Geely. The partnership between ROHM and Geely advancing sustainability by creating low-carbon technologies for the automotive industry, offering solutions for greater safety, security, and mobility.