Cree SiC MOSFETs Enable New Generation of High Efficiency and High Reliability Power Supplies from Delta Elektronika BV

Expanded Portfolio of Cree® MOSFETs enables 21 Percent Reduction in Power Losses and Provides a Simpler Architecture with Half the Number of Components

DURHAM, N.C. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 22, 2013 — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces that its newly expanded portfolio of 1200 V SiC MOSFETs are being incorporated into the latest advanced power supplies from Delta Elektronika BV. Delta Elektronika demonstrated a 21 percent decrease in overall power supply losses and a reduction in component count by up to 45 percent when compared to power supply products using traditional silicon technology.

“We are delighted to use Cree’s new SiC transistor in our product series, as it improves both the efficiency and power density of our products,” said Job Koopmann, director of Delta Elektronika BV. “The switching behavior is outstanding and controlling the MOSFET is simple and straightforward. This device is helping us to continue developing more reliable products, which our customers expect from us.”

Since 1959, Netherlands-based Delta Elektronika BV has been a leader in producing highly reliable, high-quality power supplies for a range of industrial applications, such as specialized equipment used in factories, automation and industrial power conversion. Its power supplies typically provide high efficiency with low noise levels and are well known for their long operating lifespan. By implementing Cree’s advanced second-generation SiC MOSFETs in its latest power supply series, Delta Elektronika BV is leading the industry in the deployment and delivery of highly reliable advanced technology.

“We are pleased to have Delta Elektronika BV as one of the volume adopters of our newest generation of SiC MOSFETs,” said Cengiz Balkas, general manager, Cree Power and RF. “Delta Elektronika BV has a half-century legacy of producing some of the most reliable, efficient and compact power supplies on the market. The industrial power supply market, which values efficiency, reliability and power density, is a key market for SiC MOSFET technology. Our new second-generation SiC MOSFET portfolio, which now includes a 160 m-Ohm MOSFET for the 5-10 kW market, is receiving strong market pull.”

Introduced in March 2013, Cree’s second-generation SiC MOSFETs have been well received throughout the power industry and are experiencing an increasing rate of adoption in several key applications, including a design-in at a major manufacturer’s next-generation, highly efficient PV inverters. With SiC, power supply manufacturers are able to reduce their component count to help improve reliability while maintaining or improving the power supply’s efficiency. Improving power density can also lead to reductions in the size, weight, volume and in some cases, even the cost of power supplies. SiC has been demonstrated to achieve more than twice the power density than typical silicon technology in standard power supply designs.

Packaged SiC MOSFETs from Cree are available from DigiKey, Farnell/Newark, Richardson and Mouser, and die are available from SemiDice. For more information, please visit or contact a local Cree sales person or distributor.

About Cree

Cree is a market-leading innovator of semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications, lighting-class LEDs and LED lighting solutions.

Cree's product families include LED fixtures and bulbs, blue and green LED chips, high-brightness LEDs, lighting-class power LEDs, power-switching devices and RF devices. Cree products are driving improvements in applications such as general illumination, electronic signs and signals, power supplies and solar inverters.

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