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SEMIKRON – a leading manufacturer of power electronics

Our power electronics are key technologies for energy conservation: they are used for open-loop and closed-loop control and to convert electric energy efficiently in the markets of the future, such as wind, solar, electromobility, drive technology and power supplies.

Today SEMIKRON has a staff of more than 3,000 people in 25 subsidiaries world-wide. This international network with production sites in Germany, Brazil, China, France, India, Italy, Korea, Slovakia and the US ensures fast and comprehensive service for customers.

Now in our third generation of private ownership, we are the only independent family business with an international outlook in the sector.

Our Vision & Mission

We are the ultimate partner in the power electronics market. For long term mutual benefits we deliver first-class performance in everything we do. We are a power integrator that gives customers the flexibility to choose the right vertical added value and interface for their power application. We develop and manufacture bare dies, power modules, intelligent power solutions, power stacks and power systems for our strategic markets. We make our business grow sustainably and profitably and partner with our customers in order to understand their challenges and provide answers and valuable help for the tasks they undertake.

Innovation is our passion

We are pushing the boundaries of packaging technologies through innovation.

Service is our heritage

At SEMIKRON, service has always been more just than a business model. Service is our mindset.

Quality is our commitment

Quality is our commitment and the foundation of our company's success.

Our philosophy

The various power electronics markets share common goals: the demand low power losses while at the same time getting increased performance from more compact products. To make sure these requirements, which our customers are also facing, can be met, our goal at SEMIKRON is to create an "Atmosphere of Innovation".

Being a self-financed family business, we believe in long-term thinking. Our great advantage is that we push the envelope in research - this makes us strong. One of the key prerequisites for smart solutions is the constant and personal contact with our customers, because the best developments are those that work in practice.

In the fields of modules & systems, SEMIKRON defines the international power electronics market. We have pursued, and will continue to pursue, our drive to be the technology leader. SEMIKRON produces power electronics components and systems primarily in the medium output range (approx. 2 kW up to 10 MW). We are packaging specialists. We offer a broad product portfolio, ranging from chips, discrete, diode, thyristor and IGBT power modules all the way to systems and stacks.

Our corporate philosophy also includes appreciation for every single employee and the drive to offer the people who work for SEMIKRON an interesting and long term work place.

SEMIKRON in figures

  • 509,000,000 EURO turnover in 2015
  • 800,000 electric forklift trucks fitted with SEMIKRON components
  • 42,000m2 company grounds at the head office in Nuremberg
  • 47,000 hybrid buses equipped with SEMIKRON technology
  • 3,000 SEMIKRON employees, of which 1,600 are based in Germany
  • 35% share of yearly installed wind turbines
  • 25% market share in diode and thyristor semiconductor modules
  • Global market leader for diode/thyristor modules (IMS Research, "The worldwide market for power semiconductors", 2014)
  • 25 operating companies worldwide belong to SEMIKRON
  • 9 countries, split between the continents, are bases for SEMIKRON production sites
  • 2 kW to 10 MW: our focus in the mid-range power segment