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IXYS Announces Energy Efficient 900V XPT™ IGBTs for High Speed, Hard Switching Power Conversion Applications

IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ: IXYS), a manufacturer of power semiconductors and integrated circuits for energy efficiency, power management, and motor control applications, today announced a new IGBT product line, the 900V XPT™ IGBTs. The current ratings range from 20A to 310A. Designed especially for hard-switching applications, these new devices are able to achieve an optimal balance between the turn-off energy loss and on-state voltage. Able to support switching frequencies up to 50 kHz, they allow designers to use smaller and lighter components in their systems.

Manufactured using the proprietary IXYS XPT technology, and the state of the art 3rd generation (GenX3™) IGBT process, the devices exhibit such qualities as reduced thermal resistance, low tail current, low energy loss, and high-speed switching capability. In addition to being avalanche rated, they have square Reverse Bias Safe Operating Areas (RBSOA) up to the breakdown voltage of 900V – a necessary ruggedness in snubberless hard-switching applications.

The optional co-packed diodes in Sonic-FRD™ or HiPerFRED™ Technology are optimized to reduce turn-off losses and suppress ringing oscillations, thereby producing smooth switching waveforms and significantly lowering electromagnetic interference (EMI) in the system. Furthermore, due to the soft recovery characteristics of the diodes, the IGBTs can be switched on at very high rates of change in current (di/dt), even in low current and temperature conditions. Other advantages include low gate charge and a positive temperature coefficient of the on-state voltage, translating into lower gate drive requirements and multiple device paralleling capability.

Among other applications, these new IGBTs are well suited for high frequency power inverters, solar inverters, UPS, SMPS, motor drives, power factor correction circuits, battery chargers, AC switches, solid state relays, welding machines, lighting control, forklifts, E-bikes, EVs, and HEVs.

The new 900V XPT™ IGBTs are available in the following standard packages: TO-220, TO-247, PLUS247, TO-252, TO-263, TO-264, TO-268, and SOT-227. Some example part numbers include IXYA8N90C3D1, IXYH24N90C3, IXYN80N90C3H1 and IXYK140N90C3, with collector current ratings of 20A, 44A, 115A, and 310A, respectively.

Additional product information can be obtained by visiting the IXYS website at or by contacting the company directly.

About IXYS Corporation

IXYS Corporation makes and markets technology-driven products to improve power conversion efficiency, generate solar and wind power, and provide efficient motor control for industrial applications. IXYS offers a diversified product base that addresses worldwide needs for power control, electrical efficiency, renewable energy, telecommunications, medical devices, electronic displays, and RF power.

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Any statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact, including the performance, rating, benefits, reliability, availability and suitability of products for various applications, may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause the results of IXYS to differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements, including, among others, risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including its Annual Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2013. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements.

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