Automotive supply giant Continental has launched a third-generation power module designed for a broad range of EVs, including electric SUVs and race cars. The new generation delivers six times the performance of the company’s first-generation power electronics and a reduction in weight from 12 kilograms to 8 kilograms.
Continental produces its new power electronics using sintering instead of soldering. Sintering compounds the contacts, which Continental says improves the service life, reliability, and thermal capacity of the microchips.
Andreas Wolf, CEO of Continental’s powertrain business, said, “Over decades, Continental has built up electronic expertise into one of the company’s core competencies. This is now bearing fruit, because the overwhelming majority of mobility innovations are based on electronic components, which today already account for around 70 percent of our current incoming orders.”