IXYS Introduces a New Range of High Current Isolated Base Dual Thyristor and Diode Modules


IXYS Introduces a New Range of High Current Isolated Base Dual Thyristor and Diode Modules

BIEL, Switzerland & LEIDEN, Netherlands--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- IXYS Corporation (NAS: IXYS) , a leader in power semiconductors and integrated circuit technologies for energy efficient products used in power conversion and motor control applications, today announced that its wholly owned UK subsidiary, IXYS UK Westcode Ltd., just introduced an extensive range of new high current isolated base dual thyristor and diode modules.

The new range of devices is based on the same 60mm die used in the largest of IXYS UK's range of single device isolated base modules. Construction of these modules is an 'all pressure contact' design with the die alloyed to a metallic disc and clamped between substantial internal copper electrodes for optimum thermal resistance to the isolated base, base plate is copper. The new devices are available with eight different configurations of Diode, Thyristor and thyristor/diode combinations, including a new 'MCR' type which allows a parallel mounting with a conventional MCC dual thyristor device to construct a double AC switch.

Thyristor and diode/thyristor modules are available with current ratings of 500A to 720A per device and voltage ratings from 1400V to 3600V. All diode devices are rated at 1080A and voltages from 1800V to 2800V. Device base plate is 7 inches (180mm) by 2.8 inches (71mm) with a maximum module height of 3.3 inches (84mm); module weight is 7.7 pounds (3.5kg).

"Isolated base modules are the simplest way of mounting a device to a flat cooler and these new modules extend the upper current limit where this can be applied. In applications where ease of mounting is the key factor in production, these are the best solutions at this current rating, eliminating the need for individual clamps and the addition of discrete components to give isolation from the cooling system," commented Frank Wakeman, IXYS UK's Marketing and Technical Support Manager.

Typical applications include industrial drives, soft starts, welding and all types of front end rectification needs.

For full details of available configurations and voltage/current ratings, please refer to additional information and data sheet available on the IXYS UK website at www.ixysuk.com or please contact us at email: sales@ixysuk.com or telephone: +44 (0)1249 444524 for quotation.


Located in Chippenham, England, IXYS UK Westcode Ltd is the IXYS leading manufacturing site for very high power thyristors, SCRs and rectifiers ranging up to 6500 Volts and 15,000 Amps. IXYS UK continues to supply high technology components for a wide range of applications such as wind and solar energy, welding, AC and DC motor drives for oil, marine and water treatment facilities, uninterruptible power supplies, motor soft starters, transportation, induction heating, mining equipment and many other industrial applications.

About IXYS Corporation

Since its founding, IXYS Corporation has been developing power semiconductors and mixed signal ICs to improve power conversion efficiency, generate solar and wind power and provide efficient motor control for industrial applications. IXYS, and its subsidiary companies, offer a diversified product base that addresses worldwide needs for power control in the growing cleantech industries, renewable energy markets, telecommunications, medical devices, transportation applications, flexible displays and RF power.

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Any statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact, including the performance, features and suitability of products for various applications, may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause the results of IXYS to differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements, including, among others, risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including its Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2013. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements.

IXYS UK Westcode Limited
Frank Wakeman, +44 (0)1249 444524
IXYS Long Beach
Ray Segall, 562-296-6584 (US sales enquiries only)

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