IXYS Introduces New Very High Power 3.6kV Isolated Base Rectifier Modules

LEIDEN, Netherlands & CHIPPENHAM, England — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 1, 2016 — IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ: IXYS) an international power and IC semiconductor company, today announced that its wholly owned UK subsidiary, IXYS UK Westcode Ltd., announces an extension to the voltage range of its pressure contact isolated base dual rectifier diode modules. The new module is rated up to 3.6kV and available in three diode configurations.

The new module introductions are based on the industry standard 60mm x 124mm base plate outline and the internal construction is pressure contact with a copper base plate. The silicon die are bonded to metal discs for best transient and thermal performance. Modules are available configured as a phase leg with the diodes connected in series and connected common anode or common cathode. Modules are available in two voltage classes, 3000V and 3600V, with an average current rating of 632 amperes for a case temperature of 85 degrees C. The diodes have a peak none repetitive surge rating of 13,000 Amperes. Standard base plate isolation is 3kV with an option of enhanced 5kV isolation, if required.

“These new modules fill a gap in the current range of IXYS UK isolated base modules and complement the dual thyristor modules in the same package outline already available,” commented Frank Wakeman, IXYS UK’s Marketing and Technical Support Manager.

Parts are identified MDD630-30N2 and MDD630-36N2 for the phase leg configuration, MDA630-30N2 and MDA630-36N2 for the common anode configuration and MDK630-30N2 and MDK630-36N2 for the common cathode configuration. Modules with higher base plate isolation voltage of 5kV are identified with the customisation code HAD and take the form MDx630-xxN2HAD.

Typical applications include front end rectifiers and half controlled rectifiers in conjunction with compatible thyristor modules (also available from IXYS UK) for industrial power supplies, DC drives, Traction auxiliaries and all rectifier applications up to 200kW.

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, rating, benefits, reliability, availability 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 Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 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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