Nuremberg, 15th December 2014 - SEMiX®5 completes the  SEMiX® product family between 50kW and 350kW for 650V, 1200V and 1700V applications. The baseplate module features rugged power terminals with 17mm height and Press-Fit contacts for a low cost solder-free assembly of the gate driver. A significantly reduced stray inductance allows for higher operating safety and lower module losses, supporting highly efficient solutions in UPS, solar, power supplies and motor drive applications.

The Press-Fit contacts provide for a fast and solder-free driver board assembly, increasing reliability and reducing mounting cost. The housing features rugged moulded power terminals for excellent mechanical stability, making the SEMiX®5 ideal for robust and compact inverters at optimised system costs. The internal layout is optimised for high thermal conductivity and a homogenous temperature distribution, which  reduces the risk of hotspots by lowering the thermal coupling between adjacent chips. As a consequence, the operating temperatures are reduced, thus enhancing the product lifetime.
The newly designed internal layout also provides higher flexibility for different architectures and topologies, giving room for a large power range and a broad variety of sixpack, NPC, T-NPC and customer specific topologies. The superior heat management, together with the integration of latest chip technologies allows to offer SEMiX®5  in the most comprehensive product range for 2-level and 3-level configurations, addressing a wide range of applications in  UPS, solar, power supplies and motor drives.

The product portfolio offers:

  • 6-pack IGBT configurations up to 300A/650V, 200A/1200V and 150A/1700V
  • 3-level NPC type up to 400A/650V
  • T-type NPC 3-level configurations 650V/1200V up to 400A, 1200V/1200V up to 300A with common collector connection in the neutral clamp leg for easy external parallel connection of modules
  • double boost converter up to 400A/650V

Besides the mentioned configurations, SEMiX®5 is open to customer specific topologies, addressing the market needs for innovation and differentiation. Read more


SEMIKRON is one of the world's leading manufacturers of power modules and systems. Its 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 utility vehicles. SEMIKRON's innovative power electronic products enable its 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 it has more than 2,800 employees in 30 subsidiaries world-wide. The international network of operational companies with production sites in Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Korea, Slovakia, South Africa, and the US ensures fast and comprehensive service for customers. SEMIKRON’s ONLINE SHOP serves customers world-wide with a multi-language sales and technical support and eCommerce.