IXYS New High Power Rectifier is Optimized for up to 8700 Amps With Extended Temperature Range

LEIDEN, Netherlands & CHIPPENHAM, England — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 17, 2015 — IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ: IXYS) an international power and IC semiconductor company, today announced that its wholly owned UK subsidiary, IXYS UK Westcode Ltd., has re-launch its 7kA welding diode in an industry standard 8.5mm low profile ceramic package.

The 200V to 400V diode has been re-engineered to meet the demanding needs of the application, while retaining an acceptable balance against the cost of manufacture. The thin package height and optimized use of materials results in a very low thermal impedance of 0.01 Kelvins per watt. Combined with a low forward voltage drop this gives an average current rating of 8.7kA at 55 degrees Celsius and 7kA at 85 degrees Celsius, with a maximum junction temperature of 170 degrees Celsius. Maximum surge current rating is 55kA. The device is encapsulated in a fully hermetic ceramic/copper package with industry standard 44.4mm diameter copper electrodes and a package thickness of 8.5mm (electrode surface to electrode surface).

“The primary application for this device is in welding equipment; however, it is also suitable for other low voltage rectifier applications where high average current and compact packages are required. The low reverse recovery losses make the device suitable for low to medium frequency applications,” commented Frank Wakeman, IXYS UK’s Marketing & Technical Support Manager.

The device is available in two voltage classes, with the following part number designations: W7032DB200 for the 200V part and W7032DB400 for the 400V part.

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.


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.

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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, 2014. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements.


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

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