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Onsemi signs SiC agreement with BMW


Long-term supply agreement will equip BMW Group’s future electric drivetrains with Onsemi EliteSiC die

Onsemi has announced a long-term supply agreement with BMW AG for Onsemi’s EliteSiC technology in the German car manufacturer’s electric drivetrains for 400 V DC Bus. Onsemi's latest EliteSiC 750 V M3 die is used in a full bridge power module delivering several hundred kWs of power.

The companies’ strategic collaboration during the development and integration of the electric drivetrain enabled Onsemi to provide differentiated and application-specific die solutions, including optimised size and layout as well as high performance and reliability. Enhanced electrical and mechanical characteristics produce high efficiency and lower overall losses while delivering the highest system-level performance.

“With maximum range being a primary consideration for purchasing an EV, Onsemi’s system approach for optimised performance across all of BMW’s electric vehicles provides a key competitive advantage,” said Asif Jakwani, senior vice president and general manager, Advanced Power Division, Power Solutions Group, Onsemi. “In addition, we are able to support the rapidly increasing demand for BMW’s premium EVs by continuously ramping all production steps of our robust, vertically integrated SiC supply chain.”

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