IXYS Corporation : IXYS Introduces a Higher Efficiency Higher Power Bipolar Module - The MCMA140 in the TO-240 Standard Outline
04/26/2012| 08:35am US/Eastern
IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS), a leader in power semiconductors and
integrated circuits technologies for energy efficient products for power
conversion and motor control applications, announced today the
introduction of the highest power density bipolar module in the industry
standard TO240 outline.
IXYS' extensive range of proven industrial power modules have been
enhanced by the mass production release of the highest power TO-240
based thyristor module in the market today. The new modules comply with
the JEDEC outline requirements of TO-240 and feature IXYS' proprietary
DCB for improved efficiency, reliability and thermal efficiency.
The MCMA140 range of dual thyristor modules has a rated current of 140
amperes at a module case temperature of 85C degrees which improves the
power rating over current competitor offerings by over 17%. The MCMA140
can therefore be used to either increase existing system power ratings
with a simple pin-to-pin compatible swap-out or design new systems with
smaller modules that facilitate a reduced material content and smaller
heat sink and final system size.
"IXYS continues its commitment to providing 'Greener' solutions to our
customers that reduce the material content without compromising our well
known efficiency and reliability," commented Bradley Green, IXYS'
President of European Sales and Business Development. "By reducing
module sizes, increasing power density and designing our products for
extremely long life cycles, IXYS is in line with our corporate
environmental initiatives by reducing size and weight, using less
material while providing continued market leading efficiency to our
The MCMA140P1600TA is an example of a dual thyristor module rated at 140
amperes and 1600 volts with future products planned for 800 to 2,200
volts. Available variations include thyristor and diode power modules.
The MCMA140 module range is the product of choice within electrical
power stages of Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS), power quality
equipment, motor drives, power conditioners and modulators.
For more detailed information and data sheets, visit our website at www.ixys.com
or contact your local sales representative.
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.
Safe Harbor Statement
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 December 31, 2011. The
Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any
revisions to these forward-looking statements.
Bradley Green, +44 (0) 1249 455585
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