NESS ZIONA, Israel and SALZBURG, Austria, October 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — By combining KYOCERA AVX leadership in discrete packages and module packages with VisIC’s expertise in GaN power devices, we are able to offer innovative products including the highest efficiency power module for leading EV OEMs and Tier 1 inverters.
VisIC Technologies, a leading global supplier of gallium nitride (GaN) solutions for high-voltage automotive applications, and KYOCERA AVX Salzburg, Kyocera-AVX Salzburg, a leading international manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components for the automotive industry with production facilities in North America, China and Europe, announce the expansion of their collaboration. The partners combine their strengths in the areas of packaging, assembly and GaN wafer technologies with the aim of providing high-current components for high-voltage applications such as charging and e-drives.
The expansion of the cooperation aims to meet the automotive industry’s demand for reliable and highly efficient energy solutions that save costs for electric vehicles. With the best thermal resistance, discrete GaN devices and half-bridge modules will be essential for future on-board chargers (OBC) and traction inverters to optimize weight, size, cost and range.
Based on VisICs 2nd Generation, lowest RDS (on) D3GaN (Direct Drive D-Mode) switch, the power module that will offer breakthrough power density and performance, has already been selected for the next generation of major 1st generation inverter samplesSt Animal car manufacturer.
In addition to these collaborative developments, through effective collaboration, the companies have also achieved an approach to high-voltage battery isolation based on GaN power switches in a very short period of time. With the fastest switching time, the current and thus the thermal load on the battery and vehicle electrical system can be limited. This design will be available for flagship projects this year.
“The electrification of the automotive industry has generated significant demand for power components, which we expect to continue to grow strongly over the next decade,” said Ran Klier, SVP of Sales & Marketing at VisIC Technologies. “Together with KYOCERA AVX Salzburg, we will offer packaged discrete GaN devices and chip-based power modules for large EV OEM and Tier 1 designs.”
VisICs D3GaN technology was developed for the high reliability standards of the automotive industry and for the lowest losses. It also simplifies the system solution, enabling highly efficient and affordable powertrain platform solutions. These benefits have been well received by the premium automotive customers that VisIC Technologies has worked with over the past few years.
“Gallium nitride semiconductors are the key to increasing the efficiency and range of electrified vehicles. This technology offers a significantly better switching speed and smaller and lighter package sizes, which reduces the overall system costs,” says Martin Knosp, Product Line Director at KYOCERA AVX Salzburg. “We are excited to expand our collaboration with VisIC Technologies and leverage our advanced design and manufacturing capabilities to develop more GaN products and devices to better serve the booming needs of the EV market.”
About VisIC technologies
VisIC Technologies is a global leader in GaN semiconductors for EV applications with a focus on high-performance automotive solutions. Its efficient and scalable products are based on profound technological knowledge of gallium nitride and decades of experience.
About KYOCERA AVX
KYOCERA AVX is a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components designed to accelerate technological innovation and build a brighter future. KYOCERA AVX has an expansive global footprint consisting of several dozen research, development and manufacturing facilities in more than 15 countries, staffed by a talented workforce committed to innovation, component quality, customer service and enabling a better tomorrow through technology .
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