In 2017, to facilitate the expansion of production capacities, SEMIKRON built a state-of- the-art production and office building with a gross usable surface area of some 12,000m².
Large-scale production facilities for sintered products
In 2017, to facilitate the expansion of production capacities, SEMIKRON built a state-of-the-art production and office building with a gross usable surface area of some 12,000m². The 73,000m3 of enclosed space equates to the volume of approximately 125 terraced houses. Production is scheduled to start in the first half of 2019.
The clean rooms built during the building project at the Nuremberg site guarantee the automated large-scale automated production of sintered products and meet the high requirements associated with the production environment. The technical installations are rather impressive: for example, the filters installed in the clean room ceiling filter and recirculate approximately 200,000m3 of air per hour (the equivalent of 10 million balloons). The air-treatment systems heat, cool, humidify and dehumidify 140,000m3 of air every hour, the same amount that a single person breathes in 40 years.
The Research and Development department at SEMIKRON has been evaluating and further developing sinter technology since the start of the 1990s. Today, sinter technology is already used in the production of a number of products and has demonstrated its highly promising potential in a range of special applications.
The new production facilities will allow us to position the company in the future fields and growth areas of industrial drive technology, renewable energy and electromobility. Compared with conventional soldering technology, silver sinter technology offers greater long-term reliability at high operating temperatures and improved heat dissipation from the chips.
New Large-scale production facilities for sintered products
- Total surface area of production and office building: approx. 12,000m²
- Enclosed space: 73,000m3
- Clean room ISO 6
- Clean room ISO 8