StarPower Semiconductor and Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a leader in silicon carbide semiconductors, announce that Zhengzhou Yutong Group Co., Ltd. (Yutong Group), a large-scale industrial Chinese manufacturer of commercial vehicles that specializes in electric buses, is using Cree 1200V silicon carbide devices in a Starpower power module for its new, industry-leading, high-efficiency powertrain system for electric buses. The use of silicon carbide-based power solutions enable faster, smaller, lighter and more powerful electronic systems for commercial electric vehicles.
The parties are working together to accelerate the commercial adoption of silicon carbide-based inverters in electric bus applications. Upon rollout, Yutong Group will deliver their first electric bus in China to use silicon carbide in its powertrain, representing a significant advancement in providing an even more efficient e-bus to the market.
For more information about the project, please read Cree Wolfspeed's full press release: https://www.cree.com/news-events/news/article/yutong-group-to-deliver-its-first-electric-bus-in-china-to-use-silicon-carbide-in-powertrain
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