IXYS Introduces New Range of Isolated Base Modules

LEIDEN, Netherlands & CHIPPENHAM, England — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 15, 2015 — IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ: IXYS), an international power and IC semiconductor company, today announced that its wholly owned UK subsidiary, IXYS UK Westcode Ltd., introduced a new range of smaller footprint pressure contact construction isolated base modules. This new product group includes 30 new products comprising dual thyristor and diodes, plus diode/thyristor combinations with voltage ratings from 1400V to 3600V and current ratings from 160A to 510A.

The new modules are based on the industry standard 50mm x 90mm base plate outline. The internal construction is pressure contact with a copper base plate. The new modules are available in dual thyristor, dual diode and thyristor diode combinations. Dual thyristors and diode/thyristor (two configurations) modules are available in six voltage classes from 1400V to 3600V, with current ratings from 160A to 325A as determined by the voltage class. Dual diode modules are available in 3 configurations and six voltage classes from 1400V to 3600V with current ratings from 275A to 510A as determined by the voltage class.

“The new modules offer the highest reliability and thermal stability and are targeted for applications that require these qualities. They are intended to augment, rather than replace the extensive range of products in this outline that are already available from IXYS that use solder substrate construction,” commented Frank Wakeman, IXYS UK’s Marketing and Technical Support Manager.

The parts are identified as MD#xxx-xxN3 for dual diodes and M##xxx-xxio3 for the thyristor and thyristor/diode combinations. For the full range of available modules please visit IXYS UK Westcode’s website or contact the factory.

Typical applications include those with arduous environment for the semiconductor, such as those with difficult thermal and current cycling conditions like welding or general industrial and drive requirements in harsh environments such as mining, marine and traction.

For data sheets 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.

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 June 30, 2015. 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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