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  • 9 Harforde Court John Tate Road Foxholes Business Park Hertford
    SG13 7NW
    United Kingdom
  • 01992 584677
  • www.semikron.co.uk

Semikron Ltd Articles

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Power
5th June 2018
Semikron highlights EV technology at PCIM 2018

  At this year's PCIM in Nuremberg, Germany, Semikron are showcasing a range of power products for Electric Vehicles (EVs) which can be found in passenger cars, utility vehicles, trucks, buses and industrial and material handling vehicles.

Renewables
1st July 2013
Semikron launch SKiiPX IGBT modules for wind turbines

Under harsh climatic conditions, secondary damage caused by moisture ranks among the most common causes of failure of power electronics modules. Therefore, a module specified to allow for condensation will offer a significantly increased lifetime. Semikron’s new SKiiPX IGBT module is designed for extreme climatic conditions and allows for condensation during operation. It meets the specific requirements for wind turbines in the 1-6MW power ...

Power
18th June 2013
Semikron launches MiniSKiiP Dual module to double power capability to 90kW

Semikron has added dual module versions to its MiniSKiiP IGBT power semiconductor module family, more than doubling the range’s power capability to 90kW. The portfolio of the new MiniSKiiP Dual covers 150A-300A/650V, 150A-300A/1200V and 100A-200A/1700V.

Analysis
5th March 2013
New Top Management Structure at SEMIKRON Group

SEMIKRON Group today announced the restructuring of the company to become more responsive to global developments. These developments refer to market flexibility requirements as well as to corporate organization structures.

Analysis
19th February 2013
Semikron takes full control of electric and hybrid vehicle developer Compact Dynamics

After acquiring the majority of Compact Dynamics in May 2010, Semikron International GmbH has now acquired the remaining 30 percent of shares that were retained by the three Managing Directors, Maximilian Eck, Bernhard Hoffmann and Dr. Andreas Gründl. All three will leave Compact Dynamics GmbH on February 28 2013, as scheduled, and will remain active consultants to the company.

Power
9th May 2012
Volume production start for SEMIKRON SKiiP 4 – the most powerful Intelligent Power Modules in the market

SEMIKRON has announced volume production of its SKiiP 4 range of Intelligent Power Modules. The new modules outperform all other IGBT modules in the market in terms of power density and feature an integrated driver and heat sink. The power silicon in SKiiP 4 modules can be operated at a junction temperature of up to 175°C.

Power
24th May 2011
Power electronic assemblies from single-source supplier

SindoPower is now offering power electronic assemblies for up to 250 A in the form of DIY kits containing heat sink, fan, single-phase and 3-phase diode semiconductor modules, sensors, complete with screws, tracks and assembly instructions. The new SEMISTACK kits can be configured online: to do so the customer selects the current, voltage, circuit topology, temperature sensor, and cooling system. The online configurator then shows the correct com...

Analysis
17th May 2011
Semikron - New packaging technology replaces wire bonding

Semikron has developed a revolutionary packaging technology for power semiconductors, which removes the need for bond wires, solders and thermal paste. The new SKiN technology is based on the use of a flexible foil and sintered connections. Current density is doubled to 3 A/cm2 compared with the 1.5 A/ cm2 achievable with standard wire bond technology. Converter volume can therefore be reduced by 35%. This reliable and space-saving technology is ...

Power
27th April 2011
IGBT modules for 3-level inverters offer industry-leading current density of 4.9A/cm²

Semikron has introduced the newest member of its MiniSKiiP IGBT power semiconductor module family. The new modules are available in 3-level topology and boast a rated current of 4.9A/cm², the highest rated current per unit area when compared with competitor products. The use of one phase leg per module allows the development of compact inverters with output power of up to 85kVA. MiniSKiiP is characterised by fast and easy single-screw assembly a...

Power
30th March 2011
Customized power modules

Semikron offers customer-specific power modules with individual circuit topologies, chip combinations and protection supported by expert engineering service. The modules are designed and integrated as required in special packaging matched for UPS, solar, motor drives, welding or traction applications with output power of up to 150 kW.

Analysis
7th March 2011
New Managing Director for Semikron Brazil

Dr. Edelweis Ritt takes over as managing director of the Semikron subsidiary in Brazil. Born and bred in Brazil, Dr. Ritt holds a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Computer Science, the latter having been obtained at the University of Tübingen, Germany during her eleven year stay in the country. Dr. Ritt boasts a wealth of international business experience in the private and public sector, as well as in the establishment of a government-owned se...

Analysis
2nd March 2011
Semikron 100% takeover of VePOINT joint venture

Semikron takes over the 50:50 joint venture Vepoint. Vepoint will be working with the company Magna E-Car systems, which it will be supplying with power electronics from the Nuremberg site.

Analysis
28th February 2011
SEMIKRON and drivetek form joint venture

Semikron further strengthens its presence in and dedication to the electric and hybrid vehicle market by forming a 50/50 joint venture with drivetek, a development specialist for innovative electrical drives and control technology.

Automotive
24th January 2011
SEMIKRON introduces most compact power electronics systems for vehicles – offering power density of 20 kVA/litre

SEMIKRON has introduced SKAI 2, the most compact power electronic systems for hybrid and electric vehicles for use in the agricultural industry, construction industry, materials handling and battery-powered vehicles of any kind. According to market feedback, the SKAI systems, with power densities of 20 kVA/litre provide significant size reduction compared to the other standard products available. The systems are designed to operate with supply vo...

Power
16th November 2010
SEMIKRON intelligent power module is half the size of standard 1200V IPMs

The MiniSKiiP IPM from SEMIKRON sets a new benchmark for power density in 1200V Intelligent Power Modules. At a weight of 55g and a volume of 49cm³, this module is lighter and more compact than any other IPM in this power class. The design yields optimum switching properties with regard to electromagnetic interference. The module was developed for inverter applications up to 15kW.

Power
15th September 2010
Safe and reliable power electronic systems for vehicle applications

SEMIKRON and hofer powertrain are developing a flexible inverter system for using in mass production in field of hybrid and electric vehicles. The new Semikron SKAI 2 IGBT system was presented in May this year which is now available as custom specific solution including control hardware, software and also safety functions from hofer. The portfolio covers a power range of 600V IGBTs for applications up to 150kVA and 1200V IGBTs for up to 230kVA.

Power
16th June 2010
SEMIKRON introduces versatile inverter platform for applications from 150 kVA to 3MVA

The SEMIKRON Solution Centre network has introduced SKiiPRACK, a high power converter/inverter platform for industrial applications, including AC/DC drives, wind power, industrial power supplies and power conversion applications with power ratings ranging from 150 kVA to 3.0 MVA. With a power density of more than 12 kVA/litre, SKiiPRACK boasts a design that is typically 25 percent smaller than competitor products. A single 3.0 MVA three-phase ...

INVALID
19th May 2010
SEMIKRON introduces most compact power electronics systems for vehicles – offering power density of 20 kVA/litre

SEMIKRON has introduced SKAI 2, the most compact power electronic systems for hybrid and electric vehicles for use in the agricultural industry, construction industry, materials handling and battery-powered vehicles of any kind. According to market feedback, the SKAI systems, with power densities of 20 kVA/litre provide significant size reduction compared to the other standard products available. The systems are designed to operate with supply vo...

Power
19th November 2009
IGBT modules have internal inductance of just 15nH

SEMIKRON has introduced a low-inductance 1200V SEMITRANS IGBT module series for use in AC/DC converters in the 20 – 300kW power range. These modules are available with Fuji fifth-generation V-IGBT chips as an alternative to IGBT4 chips. The very low 15nH module inductance offers two advantages: 50V higher DC link voltage than in competitor modules, thanks to the lower switching overvoltages; plus faster and softer IGBT switching producing lower...

Power
5th February 2009
Semikron boosts reliability of intelligent power modules

Semikron has introduced a range of accelerated burn-in tests for its SKiiP intelligent power modules (IPMs), intended to ensure high levels of reliability in inverter applications in wind power and other systems. These tests, offered only by Semikron, are made possible by the high level of integration of the modules – power semiconductor, gate driver, current sensors, protective functions and matched cooling are all integrated within the SKiiP....

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