Semikron Danfoss eMPack® chosen for Dana’s Silicon-Carbide Inverter Development
NUREMBERG/FLENSBURG – Semikron Danfoss today announced a long-term agreement with Dana, a major Tier 1 manufacturer of propulsion solutions to power vehicles and mobile machines. The agreement is for the supply of silicon-carbide semiconductors for use in the company’s Dana TM4 silicon-carbide inverters.
- Semikron Danfoss helps secure the Tier 1 OEM Dana’s long-term supply of Silicon Carbide (SiC) semiconductors
- The long-term supply agreement gives Dana a strong strategic advantage to support their customers with innovative, efficient, and powerful solutions
The eMPack® platform from Semikron Danfoss is optimized for silicon carbide (SiC) technology, and the fully sintered “Direct Pressed Die“ (DPD) technology, which allows for extremely compact, scalable and reliable inverters, was one of the crucial factors that clinched the deal between Dana and Semikron Danfoss.
“Semikron Danfoss is proud to be selected by Dana to deliver high performance SiC-based eMPack® traction modules for their future inverter platforms. Our modular design, capable of utilizing SiC devices from multiple chip sources, is the ideal module platform for Dana’s broad inverter portfolio”, said Siegbert Haumann, Senior Vice President, Semikron Danfoss Automotive Division.
Targeted for use across the light-vehicle, commercial-vehicle, and off-highway mobility markets, Dana’s silicon-carbide inverter designs will enable higher system efficiency and power density in a compact package for medium- and high-voltage inverter applications, resulting in the potential for increased range.
“This long-term supply agreement with Semikron Danfoss gives us a strong strategic advantage as we expand the use of silicon-carbide technology and support our customers with innovative, efficient, and powerful solutions,” said Christophe Dominiak, chief technology officer, Dana Incorporated.
“This is a strong relationship between Dana and Semikron Danfoss. The eMobility market is accelerating at a staggering pace. Combined with a major technology shift from Silicon to Silicon Carbide it creates an extremely dynamic market environment where close communication and fast decision making is essential. This is best executed in a close cooperation between two strong partners,” said Claus Petersen, CEO of Semikron Danfoss.
The eMobility market will remain one of the fastest growing markets for power semiconductors in the years ahead. According to business intelligence and strategy research company BIS Research, the number of hybrid and electric vehicles will continue to grow by 23% a year until 2029.
About Semikron Danfoss
Semikron Danfoss is a family-owned business, merged by SEMIKRON and Danfoss Silicon Power in 2022. We employ more than 3,500 people across the world. Our global footprint with production sites in Germany, Brazil, China, France, India, Italy, Slovakia and the United States ensures an unmatched service for our customers and partners. We offer more than 90 years of combined expertise in power module packaging, innovation and customer applications – making us the ultimate partner in power electronics.
We take care of our employees and create value for our customers by investing significantly in innovation, technology, capacity and service to deliver best-in-industry performance for a sustainable future.
About Dana Incorporated
Dana is a leader in the design and manufacture of highly efficient propulsion and energy-management solutions that power vehicles and machines in all mobility markets across the globe. The company is shaping sustainable progress through its conventional and clean-energy solutions that support nearly every vehicle manufacturer with drive and motion systems; electrodynamic technologies, including software and controls; and thermal, sealing, and digital solutions.
Based in Maumee, Ohio, USA, the company reported sales of $8.9 billion in 2021 with 40,000 associates in 31 countries across six continents. Founded in 1904, Dana was named one of “America’s Most Responsible Companies 2022” by Newsweek for its emphasis on sustainability and social responsibility. The company is driven by a high-performance culture that focuses on valuing others, inspiring innovation, growing responsibly, and winning together, earning it global recognition as a top employer. Learn more at dana.com.