Littelfuse and Monolith Semiconductor Wrap Up Successful Presence at APEC 2017, Prepare for PCIM Europe 2017
Plans to announce new 1200 V SiC Schottky Diodes, 1200 V SiC MOSFET
TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Littelfuse,
Inc., the global leader in circuit protection, and Monolith
Semiconductor, Inc., a Texas-based start-up company developing silicon
carbide technology, today wrapped up their program for the Applied Power
Electronics Conference & Exposition (APEC 2017). This year’s activities,
organized under the theme “Making SiC Mainstream—Defined by Customers.
Developed by Monolith. Delivered by Littelfuse,” included in-booth
demonstrations of new technology platforms for products nearing
introduction, a professional education seminar, and lectures in sessions
devoted to power device reliability and industrial power applications of
silicon carbide semiconductors.
At the PCIM (Power Conversion and Intelligent Motion) Europe 2017
Conference in Nuremberg, Germany from May 16 through 18, 2017,
Littelfuse will present the first commercially available silicon carbide
devices developed through their partnership with Monolith Semiconductor;
the new GEN2 Series of 1200 V silicon carbide (SiC) Schottky Diodes.
Visitors to the Littelfuse PCIM Europe 2017 booth (Hall 7, Booth 335)
will also get a first look at the partnership’s next technology platform
for the power semiconductor market, a line of 1200 V SiC MOSFETs.
Monolith will also participate in two poster presentations and an
industry forum at PCIM Europe 2017:
“System Level Comparison of SiC IGBTs and SiC MOSFETs,” Poster
Dialogue Session PP017, May 16, 3:30-5:30 pm, Foyer Ground Floor
Entrance NCC Mitte.
“Characterization and Optimization of SiC Freewheeling Diode for
Switching Losses Minimization Over Wide Temperature Range,” Poster
Dialogue Session PP019, May 16, 3:30-5:30 pm, Foyer Ground Floor
Entrance NCC Mitte.
“SiC MOSFETs – How Can We Match the Success of SiC Diodes?” Industry
Forum, May 18, Hall 6, Booth 6143.
In 2015, Littelfuse, Inc. and Monolith formed a strategic partnership to
develop power semiconductors for industrial and automotive markets.
Earlier this month, Littelfuse made an incremental $15 million
investment in Monolith. As a result of this additional investment,
Littelfuse now has a majority ownership position in Monolith and will
begin including Monolith in its operating financial results.
Joint demonstrations by Littelfuse and Monolith at both APEC and PCIM
demonstrate the level of resources both partners are willing to commit
to develop applications and support customers in the use of the designs.
About Monolith Semiconductor
Monolith Semiconductor Inc., a Round Rock, Texas-based start-up company,
is focused on improving the affordability and reliability of silicon
carbide power devices by utilizing advanced manufacturing techniques and
high-performance processes and designs. Learn more at monolithsemi.com.
Founded in 1927, Littelfuse is the world leader in circuit protection
with growing global platforms in power control and sensing. The company
serves customers in the electronics, automotive and industrial markets
with technologies including fuses, semiconductors, polymers, ceramics,
relays and sensors. Littelfuse has over 10,000 employees in more than 40
locations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more
information, please visit the Littelfuse website: littelfuse.com.