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464 pages of power semiconductor knowledge now in English

Power Semiconductor Application Manual

(PresseBox) (Nürnberg, ) Semikron presents the English version of its Application Manual - just in time for the fair SPS / IPC / Drives. The German version is already available. The 464-page-long manual provides electronics experts with detailed information on the selection and use of IGBT, MOSFET, diode and thyristor components.

The Application Manual contains detailed application-related information such as electrical configuration for key operating conditions, driver and protection elements for semiconductors, thermal dimensioning and cooling, tips on parallel and series connection, assembly tips for optimised power layouts with regard to parasitic elements, as well as notes to help users better understand datasheets and the requirements that arise from specific ambient conditions. Assembly and connection technologies which have a major impact on the properties of semiconductor modules and the limits in field applications are also described, as are reliability data, life cycle analyses and key test processes.

The German and English Application Manual is available for €9.90 under the ISBN No. 978-3-938843-56-7 (German) and under ISBN-Nr. 978-3-938843-66-6 (English) and via the Sindopower power electronics eCommerce portal at Based on the Power Electronics Application Manual, excerpts are published on the knowledge platform and, in both German and English. 20 articles are already available and a valuable power electronics reference for amateurs and professionals alike.

"The affordable price makes this work accessible to a multitude of users", comments Dr. Arendt Wintrich, one of the four authors of the manual and specialist for applications and simulations at Semikron. The three co-authors are Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Nicolai, Dr. techn. Werner Tursky from Semikron, and university professor Dr.-Ing. Tobias Reimann, head of Industrial Electronics at the Technical University of Ilmenau.

SEMIKRON International GmbH

SEMIKRON is one of the world's leading manufacturers of power modules and systems primarily in the medium output range (approx. 2 kW up to 10 MW). Our 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 our 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 the company 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. By establishing the ONLINE SHOP in 2009, SEMIKRON increased its presence for customers. The SEMIKRON ONLINE SHOP offers 24-hour availability and world-wide access with multi-language sales and technical support.