PPM Power confirmed as UK distributor of Vincotech power modules

PPM Power has now been confirmed as a distributor of Vincotech power semiconductor modules in the UK. Formerly part of Tyco Electronics and now an affiliated company within Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Vincotech is a market leader in power modules for motor drives, solar inverters, welding equipment and power supplies. Highest integration available “Vincotech modules offer the highest level of integration available in the market, housing dies fabricated using different semiconductor technology,” said Phil Surman, Sales Director at PPM Power. “This provides the best combination of cost and performance. We are…

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UltraSoC selected by Microsemi for growing RISC-V product range

CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom, 14 November 2017 – UltraSoC today announced that Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, has licensed UltraSoC’s universal analytics and embedded intelligence platform for use in an expanding range of Microsemi products based on the RISC-V open source processor architecture. This latest engagement for UltraSoC extends a longstanding relationship with Microsemi. UltraSoC’s embedded analytics are already embedded in a range of Microsemi products, including the company’s advanced, high performance disk drive controllers. This new engagement also furthers the two…

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Thalia DA attracts fresh investment as semiconductor industry recognizes the analog IP reuse challenge

Existing investors re-commit as customer traction grows CWMBRAN, WALES, UK, 16 October 2017 – Thalia Design Automation today announced the completion of a $865k (£640k) funding round that will allow it to drive market uptake of its innovative methodology solutions for analog IP (intellectual property) re-use, design migration and derivative creation. With renewed commitments from the company’s existing investors, Mercia Fund Managers and Finance Wales, this latest funding round is a recognition of significant customer traction achieved by Thalia within the last 18 months, and the strong future potential of…

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PPM Power Signs Agreement with SanRex to Supply Silicon Carbide Power Semiconductor Modules to the UK

September 29 2017 – PPM Power, specialist supplier of power electronics, high voltage and pulse power components has signed an agreement with Japanese manufacturer SanRex to distribute their power semiconductor modules in the UK. As well as the new silicon carbide (SiC)based MOSFETs, SanRex also manufacture schottky diodes and thyristor modules operating up to 2200 Volts and 500Amps. Typically these power modules are used in applications such as welding, induction heating, motor drives, battery chargers and grid connected inverters. “Silicon Carbide MOSFETs have offered compact, high speed, very low loss…

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