STMicroelectronics Silicon Carbide (f.k.a. Norstel) stands for excellence in Silicon Carbide (SiC). The company has a long history in developing SiC process technology and SiC materials with outstanding capabilities and quality. STMicroelectronics Silicon Carbide focus is on research, development and production of SiC substrates for high performance Semiconductors used in Power and HF Electronics.


2019 STMicroelectronics acquires Norstel AB

1993 Silicon carbide (SiC) project initiated in collaboration with ABB and Linköping University

1995 Technology innovation: Crystal growth by HTCVD

2000 First commercial deliveries of wafers from HTCVD grown SiC crystals

2002 Major expansion of activities with investments in new equipment and added personnel

2005 Venture capital companies invest in Norstel AB, and the decision to build a manufacturing plant in Norrköping, Sweden, is taken

2006 The Norrköping plant becomes operational

2007-now Sample and volume production of SiC substrates