More about IXYS Corporation
Since 1983, IXYS Corporation, a Silicon Valley power semiconductor company, has been developing technology-driven products to improve power conversion efficiency, generate clean energy and improve automation. IXYS (NASDAQ: IXYS) is a pioneer in the development of power semiconductors, high voltage integrated circuits (HVICs) and renewable energy technologies necessary for reducing the world’s dependence on fossil fuels. With a customer base of over 2,500 telecommunications, transportation, industrial, medical and consumer companies, IXYS is a worldwide provider of semiconductors. IXYS, and its subsidiaries, offer a diversified product portfolio addressing more than 90% of the high-power spectrum.
Diminishing natural resources, demand for cheap energy and environmental directives for energy efficiency represent a significant challenge. IXYS’ power semiconductors, integrated circuits (IC) and RF power can play a vital role in reducing energy costs and consumption by optimizing the energy efficiency of everyday products. With a customer base of over 2000 telecommunications, transportation, industrial, medical and consumer companies, IXYS is a worldwide provider of power semiconductors.
A forerunner in the alternative and renewable energy industry, IXYS focuses on providing power semiconductors for equipment used in harnessing wind and solar power for conversion to the U.S. electrical power grid. IXYS recently developed solar cells for charging portable batteries in various applications.
IXYS continues to invest in new technologies through acquisition and internal R&D aimed at complementing IXYS’ strengths in power, as well as expanding its market opportunity into emerging high growth markets, including energy management and power quality. IXYS, and its subsidiary companies, offer a diversified product base that addresses worldwide needs for power conversion, electrical efficiency and renewable energy.Product OfferingsPower Semiconductors
IXYS offers power metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) and insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs). Applications: telecom, industrial & motor drive, transportation, medical electronics, consumer applications.
• Power FETs (discrete/module)
• IGBTs (discrete/module)
• Solid State Relays
• ThyristorsIntegrated Circuits
IXYS designs optically isolated solid state relays, mixed-signal custom ASICs and ASSP integrated circuits. IXYS’ heritage in analog/mixed-signal and high-voltage design led to entry into: power management, telecom, industrial & motor drive, transportation, medical electronics, aerospace/defense and consumer applications.
• Gate Drivers
• Power Management
• Telecom IC'sLED/LCD
IXYS’ LED driver products including capacitor based DC-DC (charge pump), inductor based DC-DC (boost) and low drop-out linear LED driver ICs for use in small, middle and large display backlighting. MOSFET/LED lighting seeks penetration in high-power LED commercial lighting. LCD display driver ICs are incorporated in smart-phone handsets of leading cell phone manufacturers.
• LED/Lamp Drivers
• LED Display Drivers
• LCD Display DriversMicrocontrollers
By introducing MCUs (through our acquisition of Zilog, Inc.) that enable digital power management and embedded control, IXYS anticipates opportunities for refined power control in applications: industrial, consumer, medical, IT/telecom, power supply/management, transportation, renewable energy and lighting/display.
• Classic ProductsRF Power & Systems
IXYS is a leading manufacturer of radio frequency and microwave discrete semiconductor products, GaA Schottky diodes, MOSFET Driver ICs, wireless amplifier products, microwave amplifiers, MMIC amplifiers and hybrid modules. Applications: industrial RF, medical (MRI machines, image resolution), military/aerospace and telecommunications (amplifiers for WiFi/WiMAX stations, MMICs for cell).
• FET Devices
• RF Modules
• Thin Film Circuits
• Hybrid MicrowaveRenewable EnergyWind:
In the supply chain for wind-generated electricity, power semiconductors are needed to efficiently translate raw energy into clean energy for consumer use. IXYS was one of the first suppliers of power semiconductor chips to control the high voltage conversion from wind power to the electric grid.
• Wespack SCR's (phase control devices)
• IXYS Press Pack IGBT's (mast head converter/inverter or the ground based synchronization element)Solar:
IXYS focuses on solar products that can replace/extend battery life. The solar cell charges and provides electricity for portable batteries in applications: laptops and personal electronics (cameras, cell phones, etc), wireless sensors, test equipment, smoke detectors and more.
• Solar Die
• Solar Chargers