Press Release

Approved: Green light for joined company Semikron Danfoss

  • SEMIKRON and Danfoss Silicon Power join forces in a new business called Semikron Danfoss.  
  • Semikron Danfoss will invest significantly in innovation, technology, and capacity to enable customers’ future growth plans.
  • Semikron Danfoss will retain the two main locations in Germany, Nuremberg and Flensburg.
  • Claus A. Petersen will lead the new business as CEO.
  • Karl-Heinz Gaubatz stepped down from his position as CEO of SEMIKRON on August 22 to focus on his role as CTO and support the merger process until his planned retirement at the end of this year.

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We are Semikron Danfoss

Semikron Danfoss is a global technology leader in power electronics. Our product offerings include semiconductor devices, power modules, stacks and systems. In a world that is going electric, Semikron Danfoss technologies are more relevant than ever. With our innovative solutions for automotive, industrial and renewable applications we help the world utilize energy more efficiently and sustainable and thus to significantly reduce overall CO2 emissions – facing one of the biggest challenges today.

Our global footprint

Semikron Danfoss is a family-owned business, merged by SEMIKRON and Danfoss Silicon Power in 2022. We employ more than 3,500 people in 28 locations across the world.

Our global footprint with production sites in Germany, Brazil, China, France, India, Italy, Slovakia and the United States ensures an unmatched service for our customers and partners.

The Ultimate Partner in Power Electronics

We take care of our employees and create value for our customers by investing significantly in innovation, technology, capacity and service to deliver best-in-industry performance and for a sustainable future.

We offer more than 90 years of combined expertise in power module packaging, innovation and customer applications – making us the ultimate partner in power electronics.

Claus A. Petersen

Semikron Danfoss CEO
 

“Semikron Danfoss will inspire the future. The timing of the new company is perfect. With strong growth in our key markets – automotive, industry and renewables – the merger is a great opportunity for customers, partners, and our employees. Also, with the emerging technology transition from Silicon to Silicon Carbide, we are set to become the strongest partner of our customers.”

Karl-Heinz Gaubatz

SEMIKRON CTO
 

“This truly is an exciting moment for SEMIKRON and Danfoss Silicon Power! This merger is the perfect solution for everyone involved,” says Karl-Heinz Gaubatz. “We have succeeded to position SEMIKRON as a market leader in industrial- and renewable-power module applications with 2021 as one of the most successful years in our history. It is only right that we now join forces with an equally driven and innovative company.”

Kim Fausing

Chairman of the Board Semikron Danfoss
Danfoss President and CEO

“Electrification is one of the main drivers in the green transition, and Semikron Danfoss technologies are key components within industry, renewable energy, and automotive traction. Combining more than 90 years of technology leadership in power module packaging, we have the passion, competences, technologies, and commitment to become the preferred decarbonizing partner for customers.”

Further information:

SEMIKRON Press Relations

Werner Dorbath 
Phone: +49 17630086217
E-Mail: werner.dorbath@semikron-danfoss.com

Danfoss Silicon Power GM Office

Mette Simonsen Nordstrøm 
Phone: +45 20418858
E-Mail: press_dsp@danfoss.com