SEMIKRON Solution Centers Network expands to China
Power electronic assemblies for renewable energy markets
Nuremberg, 6.November 2009 –SEMIKRON expanded its global network of solution centers to Zhuhai, China. The new solution center specializes in the design and manufacture of SEMISTACK® power assemblies, for wind generators and solar power inverters in China. Our Chinese customers can now benefit from “made in China” power assemblies with flexible and customized designs, local technical support, fast deliveries and competitive pricing.
“The solution center in China is a milestone for the development of power solutions for the fast growing renewable energy market, a market which is of great importance globally, and also in China. Our customers receive custom-designed power assemblies with guaranteed German quality and competitive pricing made in China by a team of specialists,” said Mr. Peter Frey, General Manager at SEMIKRON International. “Additionally, our customers benefit from faster delivery, shorter response time and direct technical support.”
The expertise of the SEMIKRON Solution Centers, one from each continent, is combined within the network. More than 30 000 m² floor space is devoted to Solution Center activities worldwide. Global support for local service provides development and production capabilities to match the highest levels of customer application needs. The solution centers unify their resources in purchasing, development and service. Mutual assistance is given to capitalize on skills in different fields with varied local requirements. The SEMIKRON Solution Centers supply power assemblies into industrial markets such as wind, solar and hydro power, motor drives and elevators, power supplies, process control and transport. SEMIKRON technology powers 57 Gigawatt of installed wind power capacity. The global total wind power capacity installed is 122 Gigawatt. (Source: BTM Consult ApS, 2009)
Every solution center has its own team of application engineers, whose expertise is guaranteed by a policy of knowledge sharing within the network. In addition, the qualification and testing policy of the solution centers guarantees the promised functionality of the delivered product.
Photo: Peter Frey, General Manager, SEMIKRON INTERNATIONAL
About SEMIKRON: SEMIKRON is an internationally leading power semiconductor manufacturer. Founded in 1951, the German-based family enterprise employs 2500 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.
Products: 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).
Applications: SEMIKRON technology powers nearly 50% of the globally installed wind power capacity. According to a survey carried out by BTM Consult Apes, 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.
For more information, visit www.SEMIKRON.com.