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Mitsubishi Electric increases reliability of automotive power modules with direct lead bonding

Much as humans need a heart to distribute energy throughout our bodies, EVs need a heart to transfer energy from their batteries to their motors. This “heart” of an EV is called a power module, and it’s responsible for driving the vehicle’s propulsion unit as efficiently as possible. Considering the critical importance of power modules,… Read more »

Nexperia’s new compact automotive power MOSFET package

Nexperia is offering its automotive power MOSFETs in a new thermally-enhanced, loss-free package with a footprint that it says is 80% smaller than industry-standard devices. LFPAK33 MOSFETs enable the infrastructure that powers contemporary automotive subsystems such as radar and ADAS technology. In the industry, pressure is growing to reduce the size of modules in the… Read more »

Infineon’s Power PROFET automotive switches are designed to replace high current relays and fuses

Infineon Technologies has launched a new family of ultra-low ohmic smart high-side switches that it says offer the lowest on-resistance and the highest energy capability on the market. Power PROFET switches enable the replacement of electromechanical relays and fuses in power distribution and junction boxes up to 40 A DC. Infineon points out that the… Read more »

City of Mountain View deploys shuttle buses with Motiv electric powertrains

The city of Mountain View, California has put four electric shuttle buses on the road in a two-year pilot project funded by Google. The Mountain View Community Shuttles use a modular electric powertrain from Motiv Power Systems. Aimed at elderly residents and others who need an alternative to the city’s existing public transit, the service… Read more »

Infineon and United Microelectronics collaborate on automotive power semiconductors

Semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies and semiconductor foundry United Microelectronics (NYSE: UMC), which have worked together for 15 years, plan to extend their manufacturing partnership into power semiconductors for automotive applications. Infineon will transfer its automotive-qualified Smart Power Technology (SPT9) to UMC, and production will be extended to 300 mm wafers. Production of SPT9 products at… Read more »

Echo Automotive offers aftermarket PHEV powertrains for Ford and GM vans

Echo Automotive, a developer of aftermarket plug-in hybrid powertrains, plans to extend its EchoDrive system to GM 2500 and 3500 vans, including the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana, model years 2010-2014. EchoDrive is already available for Ford E-Series vans – orders are currently being accepted and production is scheduled to begin later this year. Production… Read more »

Texas Instruments and Delta Electronics partner to develop EV power systems

Delta Electronics, a supplier of power components, and Texas Instruments, a semiconductor company, have established a joint innovation laboratory for EV power systems. Delta aims to leverage TI’s experience and technology as well as its subject matter expertise in GaN, or gallium nitride, to enhance the power density and performance of its EV power systems… Read more »