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Electrified cars are thrumming on the starting line!

Some markets and applications arose because the governments decided to edict new laws. This is the case of tire pressure monitors for example, which represent nom >100M units per year, because of the legislations in most countries.

It is happing the same story for the electrified vehicles (different types of hybrid and electric cars): today, the market is really much smaller than expected, but the governments' pushes for C02 reduction will help this market to really start. Of course, the cost reduction of the electric functions in the car, cost savings for the owners due to architectural changes and also technical breakthrough will be instrumental for the really market adoption of electrified vehicles.


New Vishay Intertechnology IGBT power modules offer complete integrated solutions for solar inverters and UPS

Scalable Devices Offered in EMIPAK Packages for NPC Topologies, 3-Level Inverters, and Multi-Boost Converters.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) introduced four new IGBT power modules designed specifically for string solar inverters and medium power range uninterruptible power supplies (UPS). Combining Ultrafast Trench IGBTs, high-efficiency HEXFRED® and FRED Pt® diode technologies, and thermistors for easy thermal management in single packages featuring pressfit technology, the Vishay Semiconductor modules offer complete integrated solutions for inverters based on 3-level neutral point clamp (NPC) topologies and interleaved multiple-channel MPPT (maximum power point tracking) boost converters.


GeneSiC releases 25 mOhm/1700 V Silicon Carbide transistors

SiC switches offering lowest conduction losses and superior short circuit capability released for high frequency power circuits.


IR expands portfolio of ultra-fast trench IGBTs with 650V devices for welding, solar, industrial motors, induction heating and UPS applications

International Rectifier, IR® (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, announced the expansion of its portfolio of insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) with the introduction of a family of rugged, reliable 650V devices optimized for fast switching applications including solar inverters, welding equipment, industrial motors, induction heating and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS).


Amantys Ltd – Applying digital techniques to the intelligent control of power

Yole Développement interviewed Erwin Wolf, CEO of Amantys Ltd, to understand how the market for IGBT gate drivers is embracing embedded intelligence in the switching of power electronics systems.


Cree power modules revolutionize inverter platform for power-generation systems

All-SiC, 1.2-kV Six-Pack Enables Inverters With 50 Percent Lower Losses and 40 Percent Higher Output Power.



( October 7 - October 9, Grenoble, France )
2nd International Conference Automotive 48 V Power Supply Systems 2014
( November 18 - November 20, Duesseldorf, Germany )