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Dana and Semikron Danfoss sign SiC deal


Semikron Danfoss to supply SiC semiconductors for use in Dana TM4 SiC inverters

Semikron Danfoss has announced a long-term agreement with Dana, a major Tier 1 manufacturer of propulsion solutions to power vehicles and mobile machines. The agreement is for the supply of SiC semiconductors for use in the company’s Dana TM4 SiC inverters.

The eMPack platform from Semikron Danfoss is optimised for SiC technology, and the fully sintered Direct Pressed Die' (DPD) technology, which allows for compact, scalable and reliable inverters, was one of the crucial factors that clinched the deal between Dana and Semikron Danfoss.

“Semikron Danfoss is proud to be selected by Dana to deliver high performance SiC-based eMPack traction modules for their future inverter platforms. Our modular design, capable of utilising SiC devices from multiple chip sources, is the ideal module platform for Dana’s broad inverter portfolio”, said Siegbert Haumann, SVP Semikron Danfoss Automotive Division.

Targeted for use across the light-vehicle, commercial-vehicle, and off-highway mobility markets, Dana’s SiC inverter designs will enable higher system efficiency and power density in a compact package for medium- and high-voltage inverter applications, resulting in the potential for increased range.

“This long-term supply agreement with Semikron Danfoss gives us a strong strategic advantage as we expand the use of SiC technology and support our customers with innovative, efficient, and powerful solutions,” said Christophe Dominiak, chief technology officer, Dana Incorporated.

“This is a strong relationship between Dana and Semikron Danfoss. The eMobility market is accelerating at a staggering pace. Combined with a major technology shift from Silicon to SiC it creates an extremely dynamic market environment where close communication and fast decision making is essential. This is best executed in a close cooperation between two strong partners,” said Claus Petersen, CEO of Semikron Danfoss.

The eMobility market will remain one of the fastest growing markets for power semiconductors in the years ahead. According to business intelligence and strategy research company BIS Research, the number of hybrid and electric vehicles will continue to grow by 23 percent a year until 2029.

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