Power Devices/Amplifiers

Mitsubishi Electric U.S. to Acquire Powerex Power Device Sales Business Unit

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation reported that on November 3, it agreed to acquire the power device sales business currently handled by Powerex. Under the terms of the acquisition agreement, Mitsubishi Electric U.S. will take over the power device sales business during January 2018. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. …

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Toshiba Adds 60V and 100V Power MOSFETs

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) reported added the 60V SSM3K341R and the 100V SSM3K361R to its list of automotive N-channel power metal-organic semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETs). The new MOSFETS feature small SOT-23F packages and boast low on-resistance. Toshiba says that the Power MOSFETS are suited to load switching …

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Mitsubishi Electric to Launch Ka-Band GaN PA for Satellite Earth Stations

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, reported that it plans to introduce a Ka-band (26-40GHz) 8W gallium nitride (GaN) power amplifier for satellite earth stations. The high-electron mobility transistor (HEMT) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) amplifier, designated the MGFG5H3001, offers low distortion and an output power rating of 8W. The …

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Infineon Launches CoolSiC™ Schottky Diode 650 V G6

Infineon Technologies AG of Munich, Germany has launched the CoolSiC™ Schottky diode 650 V G6. The company designed this latest product in the CoolSiC diode family based upon the distinctive traits of the G5, offering reliability, quality, and improved efficiency. According to Infineon, the CoolSiC G6 diodes perfectly complement the …

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Dr. Matsunami Awarded Honda Prize for Pioneering SiC Work

The Honda Foundation, a public-interest incorporated foundation that Honda Motor Co. founder Soichiro Honda created, reported that the Honda Prize 2017 will go to Dr. Hiroyuki Matsunami, Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University for his contributions to pioneering research about “silicon carbide (SiC) power devices” and their practical applications. The Honda Prize, …

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