Semikron is a provider of chips, discrete semiconductors, transistor, diode and thyristor power modules, power assemblies and systems for markets such as industrial drives, wind and solar, hybrid and electric vehicles, the rail industry and power supplies. 2011 marked the 60th anniversary of the German-based family company, which employs 3600 people worldwide. Semikron has a global network of 35 companies with production plants in Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Korea, Slovakia, South Africa and USA.
SEMIKRON is one of the world's leading manufacturers of power modules and systems primarily in the medium output range (approx. 2 kW up to 10 MW). Our products are at the heart of modern energy efficient motor drives and industrial automation systems. Further application areas include power supplies, renewable energies (wind and solar power) and electric vehicles (passenger cars, trucks and buses, heavy duty vehicles and other battery vehicles). SEMIKRON's innovative power electronic products enable our customers to develop smaller, more energy efficient power electronic systems. These systems in turn reduce the global energy demand. SEMIKRON is a family-owned business founded in 1951, headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany. Today the company has a staff of more than 3,000 people in 24 subsidiaries worldwide. This international network with production sites in Germany, Brazil, China, France, India, Italy, Slovakia and the US ensures fast and comprehensive service for customers.
Danfoss Silicon Power – a technology-leader in customized power modules for automotive, solar, wind and industrial applications - is an independent business and part of the Danfoss Group enabling electrification to change our world. For over three decades, Danfoss Silicon Power has been helping top-tier manufacturers and system suppliers meet stringent reliability, design and cost targets by developing customized IGBT and SiC power modules and power stacks for tomorrow's e-mobility, energy and industrial applications.
<p><strong>“SiC Center of Excellence” in Munich, Germany</strong></p>
<p>To facilitate the growing demand for silicon carbide (SiC) power modules worldwide, Danfoss has established a “SiC Center of Excellence” in Munich, Germany containing offices and a 600m² research lab. The purpose of the SiC Excellence center is to support in the development of customized power modules and power stacks in a variety of customer projects requiring SiC power modules. In addition, our SiC competence center will be driving the next generation of research, development and manufacturing leadership of SiC power modules and stacks.</p>
March 29, 2022 NUREMBERG/NORDBORG – SEMIKRON and Danfoss Silicon Power announced a merger today to create a joint business specialized in Power Electronics focusing on power semiconductor modules.
With an existing workforce of more than 3,500 dedicated power electronic specialists, the new SEMIKRON-Danfoss will provide world-class technology expertise as the leading partner in Power Electronics. The merger comes with a firm commitment to future investments, paving the way for green growth and a more sustainable, energy efficient and decarbonized future. SEMIKRON-Danfoss will be a central enabler of this transition.
The electrical power will be in the future the most important energy source. The power semiconductor module is at the heart of all power electronic solutions. The module is built of power semiconductors that makes it possible to convert and control the electrical power.
In a world that is going electric, Semikron Danfoss technologies are more relevant than ever. With our innovative solutions for automotive, industrial and renewable applications we help the world utilize energy more efficiently and sustainable and thus to significantly reduce overall CO2 emissions – facing one of the biggest challenges today.
We take care of our employees and create value for our customers by investing significantly in innovation, technology, capacity and service to deliver best-in-industry performance and for a sustainable future.
Semikron Danfoss is a family-owned business, merged by SEMIKRON and Danfoss Silicon Power in 2022. We employ more than 4000 people in 28 locations across the world. Our global footprint with production sites in Germany, Brazil, China, France, India, Italy, Slovakia and the United States ensures an unmatched service for our customers and partners. We offer more than 90 years of combined expertise in power module packaging, innovation and customer applications – making us the ultimate partner in power electronics.
Semikron Danfoss is a power semiconductor manufacturer, a global technology leader in power electronics. Our product offerings include semiconductor devices, power modules, stacks and systems.