IXYS Introduces Two New High Power 1.4KV and 1.8KV Phase Control Thyristors

Rugged, Reliable in an Hermetic Package with Current Rating of up to 1140 Amperes

LEIDEN, Netherlands — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 3, 2013 — IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ: IXYS) an international power and IC semiconductor company, today announced that its wholly owned UK subsidiary, IXYS UK Westcode Ltd., introduced two new 40mm die pressure contact phase control thyristors, with current ratings of 1075A and 1140A with voltage ratings of 1800V and 1400V respectively.

These new devices incorporate larger die sizes into the same mechanical footprint of our established products and offer improved performance. The design includes a new silicon die with advanced thermal bonding to a metal disc and encapsulated in a rugged hermetic ceramic packages. The new improved package design includes fewer material interfaces and a much improved gate contact, with reduced thermal resistance and enhanced electrical performance. The devices, which have 34mm electrode diameter, 58mm overall diameter and 26mm package height comply with the Jedec TO200AB outline.

These new devices will eventually replace some of the older designs in the same mechanical footprint, which will be phased out as customers take advantage of these new improved products.

“These two new introductions complete the family of high performance, hermetic, compact press-pack devices which IXYS has added to its portfolio for high power applications. Extensive internal testing has shown that these new devices are very rugged, very efficient with the double sided die cooling and with enhanced thermal cycling performance,” commented Frank Wakeman, IXYS UK’s Marketing and Technical Support Manager.

Designations for the two new devices are: N1075LN180 (Vdrm/Vrrm 1800 Volts and Itav 1075A) and N1140LN140 (Vdrm/Vrrm 1400 Volts and Itav 1140A).

Typical applications include soft starters, DC drives, and all controlled rectifier applications which require the higher reliability of a press-pack at these current and voltage ratings.

For data sheet please go to 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.

About IXYS UK

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.

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 September 30, 2013. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements.



Contact:

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




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