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Resonac to boost EV power chip material output fivefold by 2026

Wafer substrates using silicon carbide extends driving ranges by 5% to 10%

Components using silicon carbide can extend the running distance of electric vehicles. (Photo courtesy of the company) 

TOKYO -- Japanese electronics and materials maker Resonac Holdings will boost production to five times the current output by 2026 of material used in next-generation power semiconductors that can expand electric vehicle ranges, Nikkei has learned. 

Power chips control and adjust electricity sent through equipment allowing for proper function. Better performing power chips equates to less electricity lost. The chips Resonac makes material for can extend the driving distance of EVs by 5% to 10%. 

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