IXYS Introduces the Smallest Footprint Surface Mount Power Package for 2.2KV Rectifiers

LEIDEN, Netherlands — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 4, 2014 — IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ: IXYS), a leader in power semiconductor and IC technologies for energy efficient solutions, announced today the introduction of high voltage rectifiers with 2.2KV ratings in a new low cost surface mount type package, the D2-HV Pak (High Voltage TO-263).

The new products introduced are the DNA30EM2200PZ and DNA30E2200PZ.

The D2-HV Pak is a package solution that offers higher creepage spacing thus enabling higher voltage power semiconductors to be used as Surface Mount Devices (SMDs).

DNA30EM2200PZ and DNA30E2200PZ are single rectifiers offering a 30A rating at case temperatures of Tc = 140 degrees C and a 2200V reverse blocking capability. The “EM” version has the anode connected to the tab and the cathode connected to both pins of the package. For the “E” version one pin (and the tab) is connected to the anode and the other pin is the cathode.

“The market demands smaller footprint solutions for high voltage power semiconductors. By going to higher voltages, the device can deliver more power to the load with less current, thus reducing the conduction losses in copper wires in power control circuits; therefore, thinner copper conductors or traces on PCB circuits can be used. These SMDs improve energy efficiency, reduce cost, reduce size and reduce weight when used in power electronics,” states Dr. Elmar Wisotzki, General Manager of IXYS GmbH.

SMDs are preferred as lower cost alternatives to modules and to other bulkier discrete components in integrated power designs. Fully automated PCB SMD assembly equipment can be used which reduces the manufacturing cost of high voltage power products. The new IXYS D2-HV Pak platform offers the standard footprint, but with compliance to the high voltage creepage specifications.

For the D2-HV Pak, the creepage distance between the terminal to the copper of the backside is greater than or equal to 4.70 mm. In addition to industrial power control applications, these devices target other 1.2KV to 2.2KV power supplies, UPS, renewable energy, motor drives and medical applications.

More IXYS products are now available in the D2-HV Pak:
- CMA30E1600PZ, a single SCR with 30A and 1600V, and
- DMA10P1600PZ, a phase-leg for diode bridges with 10A and 1600V.

For more detailed information, data sheets etc. visit our website under 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.

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Any statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact, including the benefits, savings, efficiency, 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, 2013. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements.



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IXYS Corporation
Andreas Laschek-Enders, +49 (0) 6206 503 201




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