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Onsemi and Kempower sign deal on EV chargers


EliteSiC MOSFET and diodes to be used in Kempower’s EV fast-charging solutions

Under a new agreement, Onsemi will provide the Finnish firm Kempower with EliteSiC MOSFETs and diodes for scalable electric vehicle (EV) chargers.

The ongoing collaboration between the two companies focuses on Kempower’s EV charging solutions and includes a variety of power semiconductor technologies, including Onsemi’s EliteSiC. These devices will be used in the Active AC-DC front-end and in the primary and secondary DC-DC converters.

Kempower will incorporate the latest EliteSiC D3 diode and M3S MOSFETs into its cloud-connected EV charging solutions. These chargers allow for dynamic load balancing, ensuring maximum power distribution.

“Onsemi EliteSiC power devices improve the efficiency and lower the size and weight of our EV charging solutions,” said Petri Korhonen, chief engineer, Kempower. “In addition, Onsemi’s vertically integrated supply chain and broad portfolio of intelligent power solutions give us the stability needed to continue delivering world-class EV charging solutions to the market.”

“Our strength in manufacturing and resilient SiC supply chain assure Kempower that we will deliver high-quality products in the agreed-upon volumes today and in the future,” said Asif Jakwani, senior vice president and general manager, Advanced Power Division, Onsemi. “Incorporating highly reliable power devices leads to the dependable and durable EVCs that Kempower and its customers expect every time.”

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