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U.S. opens first major silicon carbide chip plant in New York

Wolfspeed's 200mm facility to supply American and Chinese EV makers

U.S. chipmaker Wolfspeed is aiming to expand its production of silicon carbide chips, which are used in electric vehicles. (Photo by Jack Stone Truitt)

MARCY, U.S. -- America's ambitions to rebuild its semiconductor manufacturing industry took a step forward on Monday with the opening of a specialty chip fabrication plant in central New York.

At a ceremony attended by company and state officials, North Carolina-based Wolfspeed opened what it says is the world's largest plant for making silicon carbide chips.

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