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IXYS Introduces a Higher Efficiency Higher Power Bipolar Module - The MCMA140 in the TO-240 Standard Outline

IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS), a leader in power semiconductors and integrated circuits technologies for energy efficient products for power conversion and motor control applications, announced today the introduction of the highest power density bipolar module in the industry standard TO240 outline.

IXYS’ extensive range of proven industrial power modules have been enhanced by the mass production release of the highest power TO-240 based thyristor module in the market today. The new modules comply with the JEDEC outline requirements of TO-240 and feature IXYS’ proprietary DCB for improved efficiency, reliability and thermal efficiency.

The MCMA140 range of dual thyristor modules has a rated current of 140 amperes at a module case temperature of 85C degrees which improves the power rating over current competitor offerings by over 17%. The MCMA140 can therefore be used to either increase existing system power ratings with a simple pin-to-pin compatible swap-out or design new systems with smaller modules that facilitate a reduced material content and smaller heat sink and final system size.

“IXYS continues its commitment to providing ‘Greener’ solutions to our customers that reduce the material content without compromising our well known efficiency and reliability,” commented Bradley Green, IXYS’ President of European Sales and Business Development. “By reducing module sizes, increasing power density and designing our products for extremely long life cycles, IXYS is in line with our corporate environmental initiatives by reducing size and weight, using less material while providing continued market leading efficiency to our customers.”

The MCMA140P1600TA is an example of a dual thyristor module rated at 140 amperes and 1600 volts with future products planned for 800 to 2,200 volts. Available variations include thyristor and diode power modules.

The MCMA140 module range is the product of choice within electrical power stages of Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS), power quality equipment, motor drives, power conditioners and modulators.

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About IXYS Corporation

Since its founding, IXYS Corporation has been developing power semiconductors and mixed signal ICs to improve power conversion efficiency, generate solar and wind power and provide efficient motor control for industrial applications. IXYS, and its subsidiary companies, offer a diversified product base that addresses worldwide needs for power control in the growing cleantech industries, renewable energy markets, telecommunications, medical devices, transportation applications, flexible displays and RF power.

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