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Nexperia and Mitsubishi announce SiC partnership


Collaboration will harness combined strengths to elevate SiC technology

Nexperia has entered into a strategic partnership with Mitsubishi Electric to jointly develop SiC MOSFETs.

“This mutually beneficial strategic partnership with Mitsubishi Electric represents a significant stride in Nexperia’s SiC journey,” said Mark Roeloffzen, SVP and general manager of Bipolar Discretes at Nexperia.

Mitsubishi Electric has a track record as a supplier of SiC devices and modules. These devices are employed in Japan’s acclaimed high-speed Shinkansen trains. Nexperia has silicon and wide bandgap devices. It also has expertise in discrete device products and packaging.

According to Roeloffzen, the collaboration will "generate positive synergies between both companies - ultimately enabling our customers to deliver highly energy efficient products in the industrial, automotive or consumer markets they serve.”

Masayoshi Takemi, executive officer and group president for semiconductors and devices at Mitsubishi, said: “Nexperia is a leading company in the industry with proven technology in high quality discrete semiconductors. We are delighted to have reached an agreement on a partnership for joint development that leverages the semiconductor technologies of both companies.”

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