SEMIKRON has secured a billion euro contract with a major German car manufacturer for their new power module platform eMPack®. This new platform, which is optimised for silicon carbide technology, will be used in he car manufacturer’s next generation EV inverters.
One of the crucial factors that clinched the deal is SEMIKRON’s fully sintered “Direct Pressed Die“ (DPD) technology, which allows for extremely compact, scalable and reliable inverters
Series production is scheduled to begin in 2025. The contract is worth in excess of one billion euros.
Over the past few years, SEMIKRON has unfalteringly pursued its plan to become an automotive supplier, building upon decades of experience in the development and production of power modules.
The strategy SEMIKRON is pursuing here focuses on global megatrends such as zero emission mobility as a means of combatting climate change. In relation to this, 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. And SEMIKRON intends to grow with this market – with the help of its eMPack® power module platform for electric drive systems and full inverter solutions for untility vehicles.
SEMIKRON is well equipped to meet this goal and contribute substantially to the shift to zero-emission and sustainable mobility.
Photo: SEMIKRON eMPack Productionline
SEMIKRON is one of the world's leading manufacturers of power modules and systems primarily in the medium output range (approx. 2 kW up to 10 MW). Our products are at the heart of modern energy efficient motor drives and industrial automation systems. Further application areas include power supplies, renewable energies (wind and solar power) and electric vehicles (private cars, vans, buses, lorries, forklift trucks, and more). SEMIKRON's innovative power electronic products enable our customers to develop smaller, more energy efficient power electronic systems. These systems in turn reduce the global energy demand.
SEMIKRON is a family owned business founded in 1951, headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany. Today the company has a staff of more than 3,000 people in 24 subsidiaries worldwide. This international network with production sites in Germany, Brazil, China, France, India, Italy, Slovakia and the US ensures fast and comprehensive service for customers. By establishing the ONLINE SHOP, SEMIKRON increased its presence for customers.