Companies partner for GaN automotive power modules

27-05-2022 | Nexperia | Automotive Technologies

Nexperia has partnered with KYOCERA AVX Components covering GaN power modules for the automotive industry. This partnership agreement offers a long-lasting close relationship between the companies and focuses on power components with the aim of jointly developing GaN applications for EV.

Thomas Rinschede, deputy vice president Sensing and Control Division at KYOCERA AVX Components (Salzburg) GmbH, states: “We are very pleased to finally turn our successful and long-lasting relationship into a real partnership to strengthen KYOCERA AVX’s strategy to provide high-quality automotive compliant modules. 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, comments: "GaN devices bring many benefits to EV applications including increased power density, improved efficiency and lower overall system cost. However, optimized packaging technology is required to more fully realise the benefits of GaN devices, especially in high power systems. Nexperia recognizes the advanced technology offering and leading position which KYOCERA AVX holds in the automotive industry and believes 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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