Partnership for Gallium Nitride Automotive Power Modules

Nexperia and KYOCERA AVX Components Salzburg agree on combining proven GaN technology with innovative packaging expertise


With demand for power semiconductors rising, high voltage Power GaN FETs when combined with innovative packaging technologies come to the rescue. GaN devices are manufactured at Nexperia, using mature mass production techniques which have been proven to meet the highest reliability requirements for devices to achieve AEC-Q101 certification. KYOCERA AVX Components (Salzburg) GmbH, on the other hand, supplies advanced electronic components for the automotive industry. 

The partnership between both the companies is to focus on power components with the aim of jointly developing GaN applications for electric vehicles (EV).

Thomas Rinschede, Deputy Vice President Sensing and Control Division at KYOCERA AVX Components (Salzburg) GmbH, stated: “Nexperia is a trusted and reliable partner who can deliver high-performance GaN and has shown a strong record in producing devices for the automotive market.”

Carlos Castro, Vice President and General Manager GaN Nexperia, commented: “GaN devices bring many benefits to EV applications including increased power density, improved efficiency and lower overall system cost. Nexperia recognizes the advanced technology offering and what KYOCERA AVX holds in the automotive industry. We believe that this joint collaboration in the development of GaN automotive power modules will enable both companies to deliver superior EV power systems solutions to our customers.”



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