Nexperia announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Mitsubishi Electric to jointly develop silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFETs. This collaboration will see Nexperia and Mitsubishi Electric, both companies in their respective industries, join forces to push the energy efficiency and performance of SiC wide bandgap semiconductors to the next level, while also responding to the rapidly growing demand for high efficiency discrete power semiconductors.
Mitsubishi Electric’s power semiconductor products help its customers to realize
significant energy savings in a range of segments, including automotive, home
appliances, industrial equipment and traction motors. It has a proven reputation as an
industry leader in the provision of reliable and high-performance SiC modules. These
devices are employed in Japan’s acclaimed high-speed Shinkansen trains which are
celebrated for their unsurpassed levels of efficiency, safety, and reliability.
Nexperia has decades of experience in component development, production and
qualification. Building on its reputation as a reliable, high-volume provider of
silicon semiconductors for basic commercial applications, Nexperia now also offers
high-quality wide bandgap devices designed to meet the growing demand for highly
efficient and reliable power semiconductors. With its European heritage and global
customer base in sectors ranging from automotive and industrial to mobile and consumer
applications it is a expert in discrete device packaging.
“This mutually beneficial strategic partnership with Mitsubishi Electric represents a
significant stride in Nexperia’s silicon carbide journey” according to Mark
Roeloffzen, SVP & General Manager Business Bipolar Discretes at Nexperia.
“Mitsubishi Electric has a strong track record as a supplier of technically proven SiC
devices and modules. Combined with Nexperia’s high-quality standards and expertise in
discrete products and packaging, we will certainly generate positive synergies between
both companies – ultimately enabling our customers to deliver highly energy efficient
products in the industrial, automotive or consumer markets they serve.”
Dr. Masayoshi Takemi, Executive Officer, President, Semiconductor & Device of
Mitsubishi Electric, said: “Nexperia is a company in the industry with proven
technology in high quality discrete semiconductors. We are delighted to have reached an agreement on a partnership for joint development that leverages the semiconductor technologies of both companies.”