Nexperia, Kyocera AVX Team on Automotive GaN Modules
Nexperia, the essential semiconductors expert, announced a partnership for gallium nitride (GaN) automotive power modules with Kyocera AVX Components (Salzburg) GmbH, a leading international supplier of advanced electronic components for automobile industry. The partnership represents the next step in a close and long-lasting relationship between the two companies and will focus on power components with the aim of jointly developing GaN applications for electric vehicles (EVs).
As passenger vehicles become increasingly electrified, the demand for power semiconductors to provide efficient power conversion at increasingly higher power densities is also increasing. High-voltage Power GaN FETs, when combined with innovative packaging technologies, can meet demands for better efficiency, higher power density, and lower system cost. GaN power devices not only deliver superior performance in these applications, but now also deliver the reliability, ruggedness and manufacturability expected of consumer technology serving a wide range of applications across multiple market segments. . Nexperia manufactures GaN devices in its own facilities using proven mass production techniques proven to meet the highest reliability requirements for devices to achieve AEC-Q101 certification.