Nexperia has signed a deal with Kyocera AVX Components in Salzburg for gallium nitride (GaN) automotive power modules.
The deal will focus on power components with the aim of jointly developing GaN applications for electric vehicles (EV) with new packaging technologies.
This combination can address the requirements for better efficiency, higher power density and reduced system cost. Nexperia has focussed on GaN rather than silicon carbide and manufactures GaN devices in its own facilities using mature mass production techniques which have been proven to meet the highest reliability requirements for devices to achieve AEC-Q101 certification.
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“We are very pleased to finally turn our successful and long-lasting relationship into a real partnership to strengthen Kyocera AVX’s strategy to provide high-quality automotive compliant modules,” said Thomas Rinschede, Deputy Vice President Sensing and Control Division at Kyocera AVX Components (Salzburg).
Carlos Castro, Vice President and General Manager GaN Nexperia, comments: “GaN devices bring many benefits to EV applications including increased power density, improved efficiency and lower overall system cost. However, optimized packaging technology is required in order to more fully realize the benefits of GaN devices, especially in high power systems. Nexperia recognizes the advanced technology offering and leading position which Kyocera AVX holds in the automotive industry and believes that this joint collaboration in the development of GaN automotive power modules will enable both companies to deliver superior EV power systems solutions to our customers.”
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