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VisIC and Kyocera expand collaboration on high-current components

Semiconductor manufacturer VisIC Technologies and sensor and control unit company Kyocera AVX Salzburg—a subsidiary of Kyocera AVX—are expanding their collaboration on high-current power components designed for high-voltage applications including e-drivetrains and charging.

“Together with Kyocera AVX Salzburg, we will provide packaged discrete GaN devices and die-based power modules for major EV OEM and Tier 1 designs,” says SVP of Sales and Marketing at VisIC Technologies Ran Klier.

“Gallium nitride semiconductors are the key to efficiency improvements and increasing the driving range of electrified vehicles,” says Kyocera AVX Salzburg Product Line Director Martin Knosp. “This technology offers significantly better switching speed and smaller and lighter package sizes, thereby reducing total system costs.”

The collaboration includes a power module based on VisIC’s second generation D3GaN (Direct Drive D-Mode) switch, which has been integrated into the next-generation inverter sample of an automotive manufacturer.

VisIC also says it worked with Kyocera AVX Salzburg to develop a battery disconnection based on GaN power switches, which will be available in 2022.

Source: VisIC Technologies

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