|[February 26, 2013]
IXYS Integrates Thyristor and IGBT in the SMPD Module Platform
BIEL, Switzerland --(Business Wire)--
IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ: IXYS), a leader in power semiconductors and
integrated circuit technologies for energy efficient products used in
power conversion and motor control applications, announced today the
release of its latest addition to the ISOPLUSTM
Surface Mount Power Device (SMPD) range which successfully reduces the
amount of discrete devices for designers that need to apply Insulated
Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBT), thyristor and fast diode technologies
in one circuit.
The patented SMPD Module platform has successfully
improved reliability and reduced board size by offering surface mount
solutions for systems up to 15kW. Using IXYS' proprietary DCB isolated
substrates the SMPD Module flexibility provides a platform for mixed
technology and multiple die content, e.g., thyristor, IGBT, MOSFET and
diode in boost, buck, parallel, half bridge, full and three phase
bridges or two switches side by side topologies.
"Incorporating our thyristors with our IGBT's has been a natural
extension of our depth in power semiconductor technologies. The
thyristors have been the highest power density switches for the industry
and are relatively easy to drive as high side switches in bridge
configuration. They conduct higher currents with higher efficiencies
than FETs and IGBTs, thus a combination with FETs or IGBTs creates
almost an ideal switch, where the high-side-high currents, are conducted
by the thyristors, and high speed switching is done with the low side
IGBTs in this product," commented Dr. Nathan Zommer, CEO of IXYS
Corporation. "More combinations of these technologies are possible, and
will be introduced to our customers' needs as applications power devices
Integration of the thyristor into a half bridg with an IGBT provides a
one-stop solution for power designers needing to operate a low frequency
bridge (thyristor) with higher frequency modulation (IGBT). The example
of the IXA20PT1200LB is a 20A, 1200V SMPD surface mountable module which
contains a thyristor at the high side and IGBT technology on the low
side of a half bridge circuit allowing an energy efficient solution for
applications such as current source micro-inverter, UPSs, power
supplies, motor drives and medical applications.
"This latest release illustrates the true attraction of the SMPD Module
platform to our customers," commented Bradley Green, President of
European Sales and Business Development. "Combining any number of our
rugged, power efficient die technologies into innovative topologies and
packing them in our surface mount, pick-and-place ready module platform
for energy sensitive applications is a true differentiator."
"The SMPD Module is a platform that provides 'solution-scale'
resolution to power problems by reducing board real estate requirement
and component count and weight and power loss due to parasitic
inductance. We will continue to develop products which resonate with
customers' demand for MORE POWER - LESS PACKAGE and IXYS fully intends
to retain the leading edge in providing innovation in this field," Mr.
For more information on this product innovation please go to the below
link on the IXYS web-site: http://ixapps.ixys.com/DataSheet/IXA20PT1200LB.pdf.
For more information on the ISOPLUSTM and SMPD Module
and the numerous other solutions available in this package please refer
or contact your nearest IXYS sales office.
About IXYS Corporation
Since its founding, IXYS Corporation has been developing power
semiconductors and mixed signal ICs to improve power conversion
efficiency, generate solar and wind power and provide efficient motor
control for industrial applications. IXYS and its subsidiary companies
offer a diversified product base that addresses worldwide needs for
power control in the growing cleantech industries, renewable energy
markets, telecommunications, medical devices, transportation
applications, flexible displays and RF power.
Safe Harbor Statement
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of historical fact, including the benefits, savings, efficiency,
performance, features and suitability of products for various
applications, may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. There are
a number of important factors that could cause the results of IXYS to
differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking
statements, including, among others, risks detailed from time to time in
the Company's SEC (News - Alert) reports, including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended
December 31, 2012. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly
release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements.
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