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Eight-inch wafer line in Manchester gets underway

28th June 2021
Alex Lynn

Nexperia has announced that the first products to be made in the company’s new eight-inch wafer line in Manchester, UK, will be low RDS(on), low Qrr 80V and 100V MOSFETs using its latest NextPower silicon technology.

The new production line expands Nexperia’s capacity with immediate effect, and the new PSMN3R9-100YSF (100 V) and PSMN3R5-80YSF (80 V) devices will feature industry’s lowest Qrr Figure of Merit (RDS(on) x Qrr).

Mike Becker, Nexperia’s Product Manager has commented: “With the global shortage of semiconductors, the investments made by Nexperia to increase capacity across its global manufacturing sites, including Manchester & the Philippines where these MOSFETs are produced, will be very welcome news to buyers. Designers will also be excited by the performance of the new MOSFETs. They are very well suited to many switching applications, and are genuine second source options to other vendors’ products.”

The NextPower 80 and 100V silicon MOSFETs significantly improve RDS(on) from 7mΩ for previous generation 100V parts down to just 4.3mΩ for the new devices, resulting in increased efficiency. The NextPower technology also delivers low Qrr of 44 nC for the 100V part which reduces spiking and EMI emissions. Overall, the Qrr Figure of Merit for the 100V part is 61% lower on average than competitive devices.

The new 80 and 100V MOSFETs are available in Nexperia’s thermally and electrically high performance LFPAK56E copper clip technology package. Devices are suitable for a wide range of switching applications including AC/DC, DC/DC and motor control.

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