Left:<br>PCU with silicon power semiconductors(Production model) <br>Right:<br>PCU with SiC power semiconductors(Future target)
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May 20, 2014
Toyota Develops New Silicon Carbide
Power Semiconductor with Higher Efficiency

Toyota Motor Corporation, in collaboration with Denso Corporation (Denso) and Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc. (Toyota CRDL), has developed a silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductor for use in automotive power control units (PCUs). Toyota will begin test driving vehicles fitted with the new PCUs on public roads in Japan within a year.