Fast-Track Access to Power Electronics
New SEMIKRON Homepage
Nuremberg, 9 April 2010 – Power semiconductor specialist SEMIKRON has re-launched its website. Visitors to the new site, which can be found at www.semikron.com, can enjoy ultra-short paths to technical information, products and contact details, not to mention state-of-the-art search and filter functions that facilitate user selections. After a complete overhaul, the website now boasts a user-friendly design that offers four fast and easy ways to access information and power electronic products.
The general full-text search function searches for key words, product names, product families or even article numbers. In the product and parameter search mode, technical parameters such as current, voltage, circuit, case and semiconductor type can be selected, while navigation by product group gives direct access to product pages containing technical explanations and detailed product data with additional parameters. With the fourth function – the selection and simulation programme Semisel – users are given product suggestions or can perform design simulations.
“Fast access to information is one of the key functions on our new website. Our users need fast and easy paths to the data they are looking for. This is an absolute must, especially with a vast product and information pool such as this. The merits speak for themselves,” explains Peter Frey, Managing Director of SEMIKRON International.
The hit lists for product searches contain both technical parameters and images showing circuit topologies and module cases; the hit lists also contain direct links to the simulation tool or the power electronics eCommerce portal of Sindopower, a holding company of the Semikron Group. In addition, with the help of the intelligent Download Manager selected data sheets can be downloaded for comparison. Hit lists also feature a product selector that contains search fields with multi-select boxes for individual parameters. The new site also includes an extensive knowledge data base containing technical explanations, user support, and specialist articles that can be found using dedicated search filters.
For this purpose, an intelligent, data-base-linked software programme was developed. SKiPIE, the Semikron intelligent Product Information Engine, functions in collaboration with the Product Information Management System and the Content Management System from market leader Open Text, guaranteeing fast and reliable data access every time.
Semikron is an internationally leading power semiconductor manufacturer. Founded in 1951, the German-based family enterprise employs 3200 people worldwide. Semikron comprises a global network of 35 companies with production plants in China, Korea, India, South Africa, Brazil, USA, Italy, France, Slovakia and Germany that guarantees fast and competent on-site customer care.
The products range from chips, discrete semiconductors, transistor, diode and thyristor power modules to customer specific solutions and integrated power electronic systems for applications from one kilowatt into the Megawatt range. Semikron is the market leader in the field of diode/thyristor semiconductor modules, enjoying a 37% share of the worldwide market. (Source: IMS Research „The worldwide market for power semiconductor discretes and modules“2008).
Semikron technology powers nearly half of the globally installed wind power capacity. According to a survey carried out by BTM Consult ApS, the total wind power capacity installed until 2009 was 122 Gigawatt. 57 Gigawatt comprises semiconductors from Semikron. “Semikron inside” has become a trademark for markets such as industrial drives, power supplies, renewable energy, battery vehicles and the rail industry. In 2009 Semikron formed a 50/50 joint venture with Magna Electronics to develop and produce inverters and chargers for electric and hybrid vehicles. As a significant innovator in the power electronics sector, many of Semikron’s progressive developments have been accepted as industrial standards.
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