“New building for more SiC wafer production space at SiCrystal: a milestone for thefuture”

SiCrystal GmbH is one of the global market leaders for single-crystal silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductor wafers. Our highly specialized products form the basis for the manufacture of innovative electronic components worldwide in areas such as electromobility or green technologies such as photovoltaics and wind power. 

In an important step to strengthen the semiconductor industry and promote sustainable technologies, SiCrystal GmbH will create new, additional production space in the northeast of Nuremberg, directly opposite the existing site. The new building will offer an additional 6,000 square meters of production space and will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology to further optimize the production of silicon carbide wafers. The immediate proximity to the existing plant will ensure close integration of the production processes. SiCrystal’s total production capacity, including the existing building, will be about three times higher in 2027 than in 2024. 

“The new area will significantly increase the production capacity for SiC substrates and we are proud that we were able to welcome our mayor, König, to the groundbreaking ceremony,” says Dr. Robert Eckstein, Managing Director of SiCrystal. This underlines the importance of this project for the city and the region. 

“This groundbreaking ceremony marks an important milestone for SiCrystal and underlines our commitment to the metropolitan region. This will enable us to continue to deliver innovative products of the highest quality to our customers and make a positive contribution to global sustainability,” said Dr. Erwin Schmitt, COO of SiCrystal. “With the additional production capacities, we will strengthen our market position and make an important contribution to technological development in the semiconductor industry.”

Nuremberg’s mayor Marcus König congratulates on this event: “SiCrystal is one of the manufacturers of silicon carbide semiconductor substrates – these products are needed, among other things, for the energy transition. I am delighted that SiCrystal is committing itself to Nuremberg with this massive investment and is thus not only retaining jobs but also creating new ones. Nuremberg is an attractive location.”

Construction work is scheduled to be completed by early 2026 and will create new jobs in the region. 

The new building is being realized in cooperation with the general contractor Systeambau from Hilpoltstein.

SiC wafers from SiCrystal, a subsidiary of Japan’s ROHM , are crucial for the production of high-performance semiconductor components. By using SiC, we can achieve higher efficiency, lower energy consumption and better performance in various applications such as electric vehicles, solar energy and industrial equipment.

SiCrystal is proud to be a fast-growing employer in the metropolitan area and aims to increase the number of jobs by more than 100 by the end of the 2027/28 financial year