SiC: The Reliability Aspect and Practical Experience (Test)

18 September 2014

      By Jochen Hüskens, Product Marketing Manager, ROHM Semiconductor GmbH Reliability of SiC SBDs Obviously, breakdown issues in the outer periphery structure of SiCSBD caused by high dV/dt were reported for conventional products but such breakdowns have not been observed in ROHM’s SiC SBDs at dV/dt up to 50 kV/us. In life tests, [...]

Practical, Efficient and Safe Power Device Thermal Characterisation

17 September 2014

      By Hisao Kakitani, Koji Tokuno and Ryo Takeda; Keysight Technologies Japan Power devices are used in a wide range of applications such as; train, automotive, traction, power generation etc. that are operated in harsh and extreme environmental conditions. Robust design for reliability and safety are paramount in these applications. A key initial [...]

Going Mini

15 September 2014

      Another step towards small power applications Vincotech goes mini with the next smaller housing size, taking another step towards small power applications where discrete components have figured so prominently in the past. Various topologies featuring diodes, IGBTs and MOSFETs may be implemented with the new housing to help miniaturize devices, minimize stray [...]

Semiconductor Advances for Lower-Cost EVs

12 September 2014

      The world is getting ready to drive electric. Established car brands are adding new plug-in hybrids and full EVs to their ranges, and even supercar manufacturers are taking advantage of electric drive. Governments are also backing the move: a recent EU draft agreement proposes new national minimum targets for publicly accessible EV [...]

Infineon Strengthens Position Among the World’s Most Sustainable Companies

11 September 2014

  The Swiss investment company RobecoSAM announced today that Infineon Technologies AG has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the fifth time in a row. "Infineon has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index since 2010 and has developed very positively during that time. In everything we do, we are aware [...]

PCIM South America 2014 – networking platform for power electronics

11 September 2014

  The focus of PCIM South America 2014, taking place from 14 - 15 October 2014 in São Paulo, Brazil, is Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management. The international conference with oral and poster sessions, including seminars and a parallel exhibition, offers a view on current trends and applications. Visitors and conference [...]

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Power Electronics Manual

Power Electronics & Semiconductor Manuals

Posted on 21 July 2014

    Power electronics engineers should be equipped with up to date power electronics manuals   Below are recommendations for several power electronics manuals including purchasing or download information.     Infineon Reference book IGBT Modules as eBook and printed Book Today, IGBT and power MOSFET modules are instrumental in power electronic systems and are [...]

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Post Job Ads in Bodo's Power Systems and on PowerGuru

Posted on 16 June 2014

  With just one purchase, companies can post job ads with the Power Electronics leaders PowerGuru and Bodo’s Power System’s Magazine offer the possibility of purchasing job advertisements that will be delivered via 3 types of media – print, web, and e-mail – in one purchased package, specifically targeting Power Electronics professionals.   With one [...]

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Beer-Game-Auction

Beer Game Auction

Posted on 11 March 2014

  The beer game auction is a role-playing game (simulation), related to the original Beer Game, where the players are parties in different positions in a B2B purchase process by auction. The objective of the players is to keep the sales prices as high as possible although they are acting within an auction environment. Since [...]

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PowerGuru Media Guide Now Available

Posted on 04 February 2014

              With the release of a new media guide for 2014, PowerGuru offers companies a variety of opportunities to increase their online presence and brand recognition. From a choice of several promotion options, companies can select a campaign method that best suits their marketing goals. Available options include banner [...]