Global semiconductor leader, STMicroelectronics has announced that it will supply silicon carbide (SiC) technology for the eMPack electric-vehicle (EV) power modules from Semikron.
Semikron, which is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of power modules and systems primarily in the medium output range (~ 2 kW up to 10 MW), recently announced it had secured a billion-Euro contract to supply their innovative eMPack power modules to a major German carmaker, beginning in 2025.
A press release issued by the company said this is a result of a four-year technical collaboration between the two companies.
The release claimed that engineers from both parties cooperated to integrate the advanced STPOWER SiC MOSFETs, which control power switching in the main EV traction inverter, with Semikron’s innovative fully sintered Direct Pressed Die (DPD) assembly process.
It must also be noted that the SiC technology is currently in its third generation, driving increased efficiency, performance, and reliability in sustainable energy and industrial power-control applications.
Edoardo Merli, Power Transistor Sub-Group General Manager and Executive Vice President, STMicroelectronics, said, “Leveraging our SiC technology, Semikron’s advanced scalable eMPack family of power modules is ready to make a major contribution towards zero-emission motoring.”
Karl-Heinz Gaubatz, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Technical Officer, Semikron, said, “As we now move towards volume-production, our collaboration with ST brings the assurance of a robust supply chain that gives control over quality and delivery performance.”