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Littelfuse Silicon Carbide MOSFET LSIC1MO120E0080: 1200V 25A 80mOhms

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SP18390 Littelfuse SiC LCIS1MO120E0080 cover flyerLittelfuse and Monolith Semiconductors, in collaboration with X-Fab, have released a 1st-generation, high-reliability MOSFET with the hope of making this silicon carbide product mainstream.

The market outlook for SiC devices is promising, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 28% from 2016 – 2020. This will increase to 40% from 2020 – 2022 due to growth among automotive and industrial applications. In total, the SiC market will exceed $1B in 2022. In the energy conversion sector, SiC devices have an actual value of $250M, which will increase by around 28% in 2022. The reason for this relates to market forces pushing for loss reduction, not only for the sake of improved efficiency but also for smaller packages.


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Littelfuse, Inc., a leader in circuit protection, recently introduced its first series of silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFETs. This is the latest addition to the company’s power semiconductor line, realized through a majority investment in Monolith Semiconductor Inc., a SiC technology development company.

The LSIC1MO120E0080, with a voltage rating of 1200V and ultra-low (80mΩ) on-resistance, is the first organically designed, developed, and manufactured SiC MOSFET to be released by this partnership, using all of X-Fab’s know-how and experience, along with its 150mm SiC production line in Lubbock.

Supported by a full component and package teardown, this report reveals Littelfuse’s innovative assets, which bring several advantages to the 1200V SiC MOSFET: most notably, superior gate-oxide reliability, switching performance, and conduction losses.

This report also details the complete bill of materials (BoM), die manufacturing, and packaging processes. Included too are an estimated manufacturing cost, a comparison with similar products from STMicroelectronics and CREE, and an estimated sales price of the Littelfuse component.


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Table of contents

Overview / Introduction

Executive Summary

> Reverse Costing Methodology



Company Profile

Littelfuse Semiconductor



Physical Analysis

> Synthesis of the Physical Analysis

> Package Analysis
- Package opening
- Package cross-section

- MOSFET die – view and dimensions
- MOSFET – die process
- MOSFET – die cross-section
- MOSFET – die process characteristics


MOSFET Manufacturing Process

> MOSFET Die – Front-End Process

> MOSFET Die – Fabrication Unit

> Final Test and Packaging – Fabrication Unit









































Cost Analysis

> Synthesis of the Cost Analysis

> Yields Explanation and Hypotheses

- MOSFET – front-end cost
- MOSFET – die probe test, thinning and dicing
- MOSFET – wafer cost
- MOSFET – die cost

> Complete MOSFET
- Assembled components cost
- Synthesis of the assembly
- Component cost



Price Analysis

 > Estimated Sales Price




 > 1200V CREE and STMicroelectronic SiC MOSFET Comparison

> SiC vs IGBT Comparison



































About the authors


System Plus Consulting specializes in the cost analysis of electronics, from semiconductor devices to electronic systems.

Created more than 20 years ago, System Plus Consulting has developed a complete range of services, costing tools and reports to deliver in-depth production cost studies and estimate the objective selling price of a product.

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Through hundreds of analyses performed each year, System Plus Consulting offers deep added-value reports to help its customers understand their production processes and determine production costs. Based on System Plus Consulting’s results, manufacturers are able to compare their production costs to those of competitors.

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  • Detailed photos

  • Precise measurements

  • Materials analysis

  • Manufacturing process flow

  • Supply chain evaluation

  • Manufacturing cost analysis

  • Estimated sales price

  • Scanning Electron Microscope pictures