SiCrystals roots date back to 1994, when a successful federally funded project on crystal growth of silicon carbide bulk crystals was launched. Subsequently, the company was formed in 1996. The first wafers were commercially available in 1997. From that time on a rapid development took place. The last important step was the merger with the Siemens-owned SiC-supplier Freitronics Wafer GmbH & Co. KG in spring 2000. The stock-company SiCrystal AG is located in Nürnberg in the northern part of Bavaria, Germany. Another important step was the successive take-over of the shares by ROHM, which was completed in 2010.