IXYS Introduces New 3.6kV 630A Dual Isolated Base Rectifier Module

BIEL, Switzerland — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 30, 2013 — IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ: IXYS) an international power and IC semiconductor company, today announced that its subsidiary, IXYS UK Westcode Ltd., launched a new higher voltage rectifier diode in a dual isolated base module.

The diodes, rated at up to 3600 volt, are encapsulated in the industry standard 5.87 inch (149mm) x 2.36 inch (60mm) base plate housing. The diodes have an average current rating of 632 Amperes for a case temperature of 85 degrees centigrade and have a peak surge rating of 13 kilo Amperes. Junction to case thermal resistance for each diode is 0.062 kelvins per watt. The diode dice are fused to a metal disc for optimum thermal performance with a copper base plate and an all pressure contact construction for maximum reliability and ruggedness.

“This new diode module extends the maximum voltage rating offered in this outline by IXYS UK and is an excellent complement to the 3.6kV thyristor and thyristor/diode dual modules already available from IXYS UK in this package size,” commented Frank Wakeman, IXYS UK’s Marketing & Technical Support Manager.

The diode is available in two voltage classes, 3kV and 3.6kV, and three different configurations: MDD (half bridge), MDA (common anode) and MDK (common cathode). Nomenclature is as standard for this product group from IXYS UK: Half bridge 3kV MDD630-30N2 & 3.6kV MDD630-36N2, Common anode 3kV MDA630-30N2 & 3.6kV MDA630-36N2 and Common cathode 3kV MDK630-30N2 & 3.6kV MDK630-36N2.

Devices are suitable for all rectifier diode applications requiring this current & voltage rating.

For data sheet please go to the IXYS UK website at www.ixysuk.com or please contact us at (email: Email Contact) 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 30, 2012. 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
Chippenham, SN15 1GE, United Kingdom
IXYS Long Beach
Ray Segall, 562-296-6584 (US sales enquiries only)

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