ABB’s new RC-IGCT platform

16 November 2016

  ABB Semiconductors has developed a new technology platform for Reverse Conducting Integrated Gate Turn-off Thyristor (RC-IGCT) in two voltage levels, 4,500 V and 6,500 V. The main advantages of the devices are the very low on-state losses provided by the thyristor structure, the negligible turn-on losses in the semiconductor and the high reliability of [...]

RC-E discrete IGBTs from Infineon allow for drop-in replacement with benchmark for price/performance

18 October 2016

  Induction cooking appliances commonly make use of resonant topologies which allow bi-directional current flow. Additionally they demand a discrete IGBT that performs best at switching frequencies from 18 to 40 kHz and has low losses. Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) launches a new family of discrete IGBTs to address these needs. [...]

ROHM Semiconductor introduces SiC technology into Formula E

12 October 2016

  SiC – Cutting-edge semiconductors for power management / Increased efficiency and improved performance in power electronics / ROHM is a proud sponsor and official technology partner of the Venturi Formula E team ROHM Semiconductor today presented its cutting-edge silicon carbide (SiC) technology at the first race of the new 2016/2017 Formula E season in [...]

New automotive lighting revolutionizes road safety

07 October 2016

  Joint press release from Daimler AG, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co, Infineon Technologies AG, and OSRAM Licht AG A German research alliance with well-known members from industry and research has developed the basis for smart, high resolution LED headlights, which takes adaptive forward lighting to a new dimension. The demonstration model was developed [...]

Low 1mm profile LED driver IC from Arctic Sand saves more than 0.5W in Ultrabook platform LED backlighting

04 October 2016

  ARC2C0608 uses unique power conversion architecture to achieve industry’s highest efficiency, 94%, and reduce number of LED boosts required Arctic Sand Technologies (www.arcticsand.com), the performance and space saving leader in power conversion ICs, today launched an ultra-high efficiency LED driver targeting Next Gen - Ultra High Definition - Ultrabook platforms. The ARC2C0608 reduces losses [...]

ABB wins $85 million orders to strengthen power grid in Canada

27 September 2016

  Ultra-high voltage circuit breakers and power transformers to support upgrade of Quebec grid ABB has won orders worth over $85 million from leading Canadian utility Hydro-Québec (HQ) to upgrade its 800-kilovolt (kV) air-insulated switchgear (AIS) substations and transmission grid with state-of-the-art circuit breakers, power transformers and shunt reactors. The upgrade is driven by the [...]

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PCIM Europe 2016 confirms position as the leading exhibition for power electronics

Posted on 17 May 2016

  PCIM Europe 2016 closes with positive results after three exhibition days. On an area of 21,500 sqm, a total of 436 exhibitors, as well as 93 represented companies presented the latest trends, developments and innovations from the field of power electronics to more than 10,000 visitors. Thereby, the exhibitors and visitors used the exhibition [...]

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ABB Semiconductors website now available in Chinese

Posted on 01 October 2015

  Since the end of 2013, ABB Semiconductors website visitors have been enjoying a new web experience. The new layout with more pictures and tiles make it a lot easier to find specific content without endless navigation. Following the importance of the Chinese market and the clear results from web statistics, we now released the [...]

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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 [...]