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  • SemiQ to Showcase Latest SiC Power Solutions and Known-Good-Die Screening Process at PCIM Europe 2024

    SemiQ to Showcase Latest SiC Power Solutions and Known-Good-Die Screening Process at PCIM Europe 2024

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    SemiQ will showcase its latest SiC power solutions and recently launched Known-Good-Die (KGD) screening process at PCIM Europe 2024 in Nuremberg from June 11-13, 2024.

    During the event SemiQ will debut the latest addition to its QSiC™ family of high-speed-switching MOSFET half-bridge modules in S3 packages, which offer enhanced design flexibility and performance in current applications.

    Featuring industry-standard 62mm footprints and standing at 26.3mm in height, the new power modules address the size, weight and power demands of challenging applications, ranging from induction heaters, welding equipment and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) to photovoltaic and wind inverters, energy storage systems, high-voltage DC-DC converters and battery charging systems for electric vehicles (EVs). They are available in 600A (GCMX003A120S3B1-N) and 400A (GCMX005A120S3B1-N). Visitors will also be able to see SemiQ’s QSiC family of 1200V modules in SOT-227, half-bridge and full-bridge options.

    Attendees visiting SemiQ’s stand at Alfatec’s booth (Hall 7, 418) will have the unique opportunity to learn more about the recently launched Known-Good-Die (KGD) screening program and see SemiQ’s MOSFET bare die on Known-Good-Die UV tape array for the first time. The KGD process delivers high-quality, electrically sorted and optically inspected advanced SiC MOSFET technology ready for back-end processing and direct die attachment.

    “We’re thrilled to participate at PCIM, a significant event in the power electronics industry,” said Dr. Timothy Han, President of SemiQ. “With the expansion of our QSiC family, our goal is to offer a comprehensive, high-performance SiC portfolio across various sectors and offer customized solutions for cutting-edge designs. Our continued dedication to rigorous testing and quality assurance, delivering unmatched reliability, is embodied in our new KGD program which we will be demonstrating at the event.”

    Founded in 1979, PCIM Europe stands as the pinnacle exhibition and conference for power electronics and its applications. Held annually in Nuremberg, the event attracts industry specialists and academia from around the globe, serving as the platform where new trends, technologies, and developments are first unveiled to the public.

    Schedule a meeting with the SemiQ team right away using online calendar here or email at media@semiq.com.

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  • SemiQ Launched a Known-Good-Die Screening Program

    SemiQ Launched a Known-Good-Die Screening Program

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    SemiQ has begun a known-good-die (KGD) screening program that delivers high-quality, electrically sorted and optically inspected advanced SiC MOSFET technology ready for back-end processing and direct die attachment. 

    Known-good-die from SemiQ ensures consistent electrical parameters, enabling customers to rely on repeatable performance for high end-of-line yield when building equipment such as high-voltage supplies, traction inverters, and power conditioning systems. Uniform die parameters also simplify the connection of multiple devices in high-power modules. 

    “SiC is a powerful technology aiding the global drive for sustainability and our known-good-die SiC MOSFETs from SemiQ provide important performance advantages, such as near-constant junction capacitance, low insertion loss, and high isolation needed for high-frequency applications,” says Michael Tsang, VP, Product Engineering and Operations at SemiQ. “Thanks to this program, customers can receive quality-assured dies that will streamline and improve productivity and deliver predictable and repeatable performance in high-efficiency applications.”

    The KGD program is active now and applies to the complete portfolio of SemiQ’s QSiC™ 1200V SiC MOSFETs, ranging from 20mΩ to 80mΩ. This portfolio supports robust and efficient electrification across automotive, eMobility, renewable energy, industrial power, and other applications.

    KGD devices are supplied post-singulation on a choice of carrier media including blue tape, pre-cured UV tape, and tape and reel to ease integration with customers’ processes.  For more information, please visit SemiQ’s KGD page.

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  • SemiQ to Partner with ClearComm

    SemiQ to Partner with ClearComm

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    SemiQ announced a partnership with ClearComm Technical Sales, a specialist manufacturer’s representative serving the computing, communication, industrial, and consumer sectors across the Southeastern United States.

    The strategic alliance will enhance SemiQ’s presence and support in North America, particularly in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama.

    Headquartered in Huntsville, AL, ClearComm will serve as SemiQ’s representative, providing expert technical sales support to customers seeking innovative semiconductor solutions. With an extensive network and a proven track record in the industry, ClearComm is well-positioned to effectively promote SemiQ’s portfolio of standard and custom SiC power semiconductors, including MOSFETs and diodes, in discrete, module, and known good die formats.

    SemiQ is renowned for its commitment to delivering high-performance and reliable SiC solutions tailored to meet the diverse needs of demanding applications including solar energy, electric vehicle (EV) charging, automotive, medical, and energy storage. By partnering with ClearComm, SemiQ aims to accelerate customer engagement in the southeastern U.S., and ensure seamless access to its cutting-edge products and engineering support.

    “We are thrilled to join forces with ClearComm Technical Sales to expand our reach and better serve customers in North America,” said Dr. Timothy Han, President at SemiQ. “ClearComm’s extensive experience and technical expertise align perfectly with our commitment to delivering superior SiC solutions for ultra-efficient, high-performance, and high-voltage applications. Together, we look forward to driving innovation and empowering customers with advanced SiC power semiconductor technologies.”

    “ClearComm Technical Sales is excited to partner with SemiQ in the Southeastern U.S. to drive sales of the company’s SiC diodes, MOSFETS, and power modules,” said Ken Erickson, Principal at ClearComm. “The SiC market is fast-growing in high-efficiency, power applications and together ClearComm and SemiQ will provide customers with best-in-class SiC solutions and support.”

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  • SemiQ to Showcase Latest SiC Devices at EVS37 in Seoul

    SemiQ to Showcase Latest QSiC™ Devices at EVS37 in Seoul

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    SemiQ will showcase its latest portfolio of advanced SiC modules at this year’s International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition (EVS37) in Seoul, South Korea, from April 23rd to 26th, 2024.

    Visitors to SemiQ’s booth #C1414 in Hall C, Coex, will have the chance to explore the company’s cutting-edge QSiC™ technologies, including the very latest 1200V SiC modules. Engineered to excel even in demanding environments, these modules facilitate top-tier performance and compact integration, all while mitigating both dynamic and static losses. Crafted from premium-grade ceramics, the modules come in a variety of configurations, including SOT-227, half-bridge, and full-bridge options.

    The latest QSiC MOSFET modules offer versatile support for a wide spectrum of demanding automotive and industrial power applications where efficiency, power density and performance are paramount design considerations. These encompass electric vehicle charging, on-board chargers (OBCs), DC-DC converters, electronic compressors (E-compressors), fuel cell converters, medical power supplies, energy storage systems, solar and wind energy applications, data center power supplies, and UPS/PFC circuits.

    “We’re excited to show visitors to EVS37 how our QSiC™ family of 1200V MOSFET modules can empower engineers in renewable energy, automotive, medical and industrial sectors,” said Dr. Timothy Han, President of SemiQ. “With rigorous testing and meticulous customization, we guarantee that each module exceeds the requirements of high-efficiency, high-power applications, enhancing reliability and performance.”

    EVS37 is a global forum conceived to highlight industry breakthroughs and electric vehicle advancements. Boasting insightful talks by prominent figures from both industry and academia, EVS is a state-of-the-art exhibition featuring contributions from around the world and many opportunities for professional networking.

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  • SemiQ Opens a Product Engineering and Global Sourcing Center in Taiwan

    SemiQ Opens a Product Engineering and Global Sourcing Center in Taiwan

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    SemiQ has opened its newest office in Taiwan. This strategic move underscores SemiQ’s commitment to providing enhanced ground support to its valued customers in the region while further solidifying its presence in the Asia-Pacific market.

    As a Product Engineering and Global Sourcing Center, the new office, located near the Taiwan High Speed Rail Hsinchu Station, will serve as a vital hub, facilitating seamless interfacing with key stakeholders including Hsinchu Foundry, Miaoli Test Facility, Far East OSATs, and Taiwan Sales Office.

    “Expanding our presence in Taiwan represents a significant milestone for SemiQ as we continue to strengthen our global operations and better serve our customers,” said Michael Tsang, VP, Product Engineering and Operations at SemiQ. “The opening of this office underscores our dedication to providing unparalleled support and resources to our customer base in the region.”

    Mr. Tsang, a seasoned professional with extensive experience in semiconductor industry dynamics, will lead the Taiwan office. His expertise will be instrumental in managing demand, fostering partnerships, and ensuring the highest level of service delivery to SemiQ’s customers.

    The strategic location of the new office near key industry players and transportation hubs will enhance SemiQ’s ability to collaborate effectively with its partners, streamline operations and expedite response times to customer needs.

    “We are excited about the opportunities that the Taiwan office brings in terms of strengthening relationships with our partners and better understanding the evolving needs of the market,” added Mr. Tsang. “This expansion aligns with our vision of driving innovation and delivering value-added solutions to our customers.”

    Establishing the Taiwan office complements SemiQ’s existing wafer processing facilities in the region. It underscores its commitment to providing superior SiC solutions for ultra-efficient, high-performance, and high-voltage applications.

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  • SemiQ Adds 1200V SiC MOSFET Modules to Its QSiC™ Product Family

    SemiQ Adds 1200V SiC MOSFET Modules to Its QSiC™ Product Family

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    SemiQ Inc. unveiled the latest addition to the company’s QSiC™ family. The QSiC 1200V SiC MOSFET modules in full-bridge configurations deliver near zero switching loss, significantly improving efficiency, reducing heat dissipation, and allowing the use of smaller heatsinks.

    With a high breakdown voltage exceeding 1400V, the QSiC modules in full-bridge configurations withstand high-temperature operation at Tj = 175°C with minimal Rds(On) shift across the entire temperature spectrum. Crafted from high-performance ceramics, SemiQ’s modules achieve exceptional performance levels, increased power density, and more compact designs—especially in high-frequency and high-power environments.

    Consequently, they are well-suited for demanding applications that require bidirectional power flow or a broader range of control, such as solar inverters, drives and chargers for Electric Vehicles (EVs) DC-DC converters and power supplies.

    In solar inverter applications, SemiQ’s technology empowers designers to achieve greater efficiency – reaching as high as 98% –  as well as more compact designs. It helps reduce heat loss, improve thermal stability, and enhance reliability, backed by over 54 million hours of HTRB/H3TRB testing. The 1200V MOSFETs also maximize efficiency gains in DC-DC converters while enhancing reliability and minimizing power dissipation.

    To guarantee a stable gate threshold voltage and premium gate oxide quality for each module, SemiQ conducts gate burn-in testing at the wafer level. In addition to the burn-in test, which contributes to mitigating extrinsic failure rates, various stress tests—including gate stress, high-temperature reverse bias (HTRB) drain stress, and high humidity, high voltage, high temperature (H3TRB)—are employed to attain the necessary automotive and industrial grade quality standards. The devices also offer extended short-circuit ratings, and all parts have undergone testing surpassing 1400V.

    “At SemiQ, our commitment lies in the meticulous optimization and customization of each module, ensuring they not only meet but exceed the unique demands of high-efficiency, high-power applications,” said Dr. Timothy Han, President at SemiQ. “We believe in empowering innovation through tailored solutions, and our SiC modules exemplify the pinnacle of performance, precision, and reliability in every customized design.” 

    SemiQ is set to debut its QSiC product family in SOT-227, half-bridge, and full-bridge packages at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) in Long Beach, CA, from February 25 to 29, 2024. Attendees at SemiQ’s booth #2245 will be the first to explore the newest additions to the QSiC lineup. Schedule a meeting with the SemiQ team using online calendar or email at media@semiq.com.

    SemiQ’s new 1200V modules in full-bridge packages are available in 20mΩ, 40mΩ, 80mΩ SiC MOSFETs categories:

    Part NumbersCircuit ConfigurationRatings, PackagesRdsOn mΩ
    GCMX020A120B2H1PFull-bridge1200V/102A, B2 20
    GCMX040A120B2H1PFull-bridge1200V/56A, B2 40
    GCMX080A120B2H1PFull-bridge1200V/27A, B280
    GCMX020A120B3H1PFull-bridge1200V/93A, B320
    GCMX040A120B3H1PFull-bridge1200V/53A, B340

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  • SemiQ to Show Its Latest SiC Portfolio at the APEC in California

    SemiQ to Show Its Latest SiC Portfolio at the APEC in California

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    SemiQ will be exhibiting its latest portfolio of advanced silicon carbide (SiC) modules at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) in Long Beach, CA February 25-29, 2024.

    Visitors to SemiQ’s booth #2245 will have the first opportunity to explore the latest QSiC™ 1200V SiC modules. These modules are designed to operate reliably in challenging conditions and enable high-performance, high-density implementation while minimizing both dynamic and static losses. Crafted from high-performance ceramics, the modules are available in SOT-227, half-bridge and full-bridge options.  

    The new QSiC MOSFET modules support a variety of innovative automotive and industrial power applications where efficiency, power density and performance are critical design criteria. These include EV charging, on-board chargers (OBCs), DC-DC converters, E-compressors, fuel cell converters, medical power supplies, energy storage systems, solar and wind energy systems, data center power supplies and UPS/PFC circuits.

    “We’re excited to showcase our new family of QSiC™ 1200V MOSFET modules at APEC and look forward to empowering engineers across the renewable energy, automotive, medical, and industrial sectors to build robust systems,” said Dr. Timothy Han, President at SemiQ.

    “This family is a testament to SemiQ’s dedication to excellence in semiconductor technology. Our power modules stand out not just for their high performance, but also for the rigorous testing that ensures reliability. All modules have undergone testing exceeding 1350V. From gate burn-in testing to stress tests like HTRB and H3TRB, we prioritize stability and quality.”

    Held annually, APEC is a three-day technology event that focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. The conference provides ample opportunities for networking, offering a range of activities from technical and industry sessions to social events and exhibitor presentations. APEC caters to a diverse group of professionals in the field of power electronics, ranging from designers of power supplies, DC-DC converters, and motor drives to equipment OEMs that use power supplies, as well as manufacturers and suppliers.

    Additionally, professional education seminars are available for attendees who wish to stay updated on the latest industry trends. These seminars offer in-depth discussions of important and complex power electronics topics that can vary from introductory to advanced in technical level.

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  • SemiQ Expanded its QSiC™ Power Modules Portfolio with a New Series of 1200V SiC Power MOSFETs

    SemiQ Expanded its QSiC™ Power Modules Portfolio with a New Series of 1200V SiC Power MOSFETs

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    SemiQ Inc has expanded its QSiC™ power modules portfolio with the introduction of a new series of 1200V silicon-carbide (SiC) power MOSFETs in half-bridge packages.

    Engineered and tested to operate reliably in demanding environments, these new compact, high-performance modules enable high-power-density implementations while minimizing dynamic and static losses.

    Featuring high breakdown voltage (>1400V), the new QSiC™ modules support high-temperature operation (Tj = 175°C) with low Rds(On) shift over the full temperature range. In addition, the modules exhibit industry-leading gate oxide stability and long gate oxide lifetime, avalanche unclamped inductive switching (UIS) ruggedness and long short-circuit withstand time.

    With a solid foundation of high-performance ceramics, the new SiC modules are suitable for EV charging, on-board chargers (OBCs), DC-DC converters, E-compressors, fuel cell converters, medical power supplies, photovoltaic inverters, energy storage systems, solar and wind energy systems, data center power supplies, UPS/PFC circuits, Vienna rectifiers, and other automotive and industrial applications.

    To ensure that each module has a stable gate threshold voltage and high-quality gate oxide, SemiQ’s modules undergo gate burn-in testing at the wafer level. Besides the burn-in test, which helps to stabilize the extrinsic failure rate, stress tests such as gate stress, high-temperature reverse bias (HTRB) drain stress, and high humidity, high voltage, high temperature (H3TRB) allow achieving the required automotive and industrial grade quality levels. The devices also have extended short-circuit ratings. All modules have undergone testing exceeding 1350V.

    Dr. Timothy Han, President at SemiQ, said, “SemiQ’s commitment to reliability and testing sets us apart in the semiconductor industry. Our high-performance QSiC™ 1200V MOSFET modules are proven to withstand challenging conditions, enabling engineers to develop reliable systems for the renewable, automotive, medical, and industrial sectors.”

    SemiQ’s new 1200V 5mΩ, 10mΩ, and 20mΩ SiC MOSFET are available in industry standard half-bridge packages.

    Part NumberCircuit ConfigurationRatingsTyp. RdsOn [mΩ]
    GCMX010A120B2B1PHalf-bridge1200V/214A, B29
    GCMX020A120B2B1PHalf-bridge1200V/102A, B219
    GCMX005A120B3B1PHalf-bridge1200V/383A, B34.4
    GCMX010A120B3B1PHalf-bridge1200V/173A, B39

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  • SemiQ Expands Its Portfolio of QSiC™ Silicon Carbide Modules with a Family of 1200V Modules in SOT-227 Package

    SemiQ Expands Its Portfolio of QSiC™ Silicon Carbide Modules with a Family of 1200V Modules in SOT-227 Package

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    SemiQ announced that it has expanded its portfolio of QSiC™ Silicon Carbide modules with the launch of a family of 1200V MOSFETs that pairs with or without 1200V SiC Schottky Diodes in a SOT-227 package.

    Crafted from high-performance ceramics and rigorously engineered to function with unwavering reliability in challenging conditions, the newly introduced SemiQ SiC modules achieve remarkably high performance. This enhanced performance empowers higher power densities and more streamlined design configurations.

    The QSiC™ modules feature high breakdown voltage (> 1400 V), high-temperature operation (Tj = 175 °C), and low Rds(On) shift over the full operating temperature range while providing industry-leading gate oxide stability and gate oxide lifetime, avalanche (UIS) ruggedness, and extended short-circuit withstand times.

    Target markets for the new QSiC™ modules with our existing SOT-227 SiC SBD modules include EV charging, on-board chargers (OBCs), DC-DC converters, E-compressors, fuel cell converters, medical power supplies, energy storage systems, solar and wind energy systems, data center power supplies, UPS/PFC circuits, and other automotive and industrial power applications.

    All of the new QSiC™ modules are tested at wafer-level gate burn-in to provide high-quality gate oxide with stable gate threshold voltage. Besides the burn-in test, which helps to stabilize the extrinsic failure rate, stress tests such as gate stress, high-temperature reverse bias (HTRB) drain stress, and high humidity, high voltage, high temperature (H3TRB) to ensure requisite industrial grade quality levels.

    Dr. Timothy Han, President at SemiQ, said, “We are delighted with the customer input and needs for our new family of QSiC™ high-power modules and thank our SemiQ team who have worked tirelessly to build and qualify our latest QSiC™ modules.”

    SemiQ’s new 1200V SOT-227 modules are available in 20mΩ, 40mΩ, 80mΩ SiC MOSFET categories. A table with part numbers is shown below.

    Part NumbersCircuit ConfigurationRatings, PackagesRds(on), mΩ
    GCMX020B120S1-E1Single MOSFET w/o SBD1200V/113A, SOT-22720
    GCMS020B120S1-E1Single MOSFET w SBD1200V/113A, SOT-22720
    GCMX040B120S1-E1Single MOSFET w/o SBD1200V/57A, SOT-22740
    GCMS040B120S1-E1Single MOSFET w SBD1200V/57A, SOT-22740
    GCMX080B120S1-E1Single MOSFET w/o SBD1200V/30A, SOT-22780
    GCMS080B120S1-E1Single MOSFET w SBD1200V/30A, SOT-22780

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