Innovative low-cost silicon carbide semiconductor offering expanded

18-04-2015 | Digikey | Semiconductors

Global Power Technologies Group (GPTG) has announced an exclusive global distribution agreement with Digi-Key. As part of the agreement, GPTG’s product line will be extended to Digi-Key’s global customer base of 550,000 design engineers. GPTG is a full service low-cost silicon carbide semiconductor manufacture for the commercial power market. 100MM and 150MM epi-wafers, SiC discrete diodes, SiC discrete MOSFETs, SiC modules and sub-systems for multiple market sectors are examples of the products it produces. “We’re proud to announce an exclusive partnership with Digi-Key as part of our global growth strategy to reach a broader set of customers,” said Michael DiGangi, director of business development, Global Power Technologies Group. “Increasing demand for our low cost semiconductors has influenced our decision to align with a highly respected global distributor. Having proven their success with design engineers around the world, Digi-Key is a great fit for our product line.” GPTG is a vertically integrated company and, under this structure, SiC technology is expected to be fully and economically deployed to meet the market demand by industry segments that desperately seek power system efficiency improvements. Due to vertical integration, GPTG cost for SiC products will reach silicon price points in the near future, says the company.

By Craig Dyball