Littelfuse Introduces Silicon Carbide Schottky Diodes at PCIM Europe 2017, with Emphasis on Speed, Flexibility, Agility

GEN2 Series 1200 V SiC Schottky Diodes mark first step in making SiC mainstream

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SiC Schottky Diodes and MOSFETs

NUREMBERG, GERMANY, May 11, 2017Littelfuse, Inc., the global leader in circuit protection, and Monolith Semiconductor, Inc., a Texas-based technology-driven company developing silicon carbide technology, today introduced the first commercially available silicon carbide devices developed through their partnership: the GEN2 Series of 1200 V Silicon Carbide (SiC) Schottky Diodes.

Visitors to the Littelfuse booth (Hall 7, Booth 335) at the PCIM (Power Conversion and Intelligent Motion) Europe 2017 Exhibition can talk to technical experts about the new devices’ capabilities and applications. They can also get a first look at the partnership’s next entry into the power semiconductor market, a line of 1200 V SiC MOSFETs.

“After decades of development effort, it’s increasingly clear that SiC diodes and MOSFETs are finally entering the semiconductor mainstream and are poised for widespread commercial success,” noted Corey Deyalsingh, director of Power Semiconductor, Electronics Business Unit at Littelfuse. “Everyone at Littelfuse is excited to play a part in that success. At this year’s show, we look forward to meeting with potential customers and helping them discover how we can help them move their power conversion projects forward.”

This year’s activities, organized under the theme “Speed. Agility. Flexibility. The Future of Power Semiconductor. Today.” include in-booth demonstrations of upcoming technology platforms for products nearing introduction, and the new SiC Schottky Diodes and MOSFETs.

Other new Littelfuse products on display include POWR-SPEED® PSR Series High-Speed Square Body Fuses, which are designed specifically to protect power semiconductor devices such as diodes, triacs, SCRs, MOSFETs, IGBT-based applications and other solid state devices that are typically designed into power conversion and power conditioning equipment. Applications for these high-speed fuses include uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs), inverters, rectifiers, energy storage systems, EV charging stations, AC and DC drives, regenerative drives, industrial heaters, DC injection braking, DC common bus applications.

Several executives will make presentations during PCIM Europe 2017:

  • “Unleash SiC MOSFETs - Extract the Best Performance” Xuning Zhang, principal application engineer, Monolith Semiconductor May 16, 12:40 - 1:00 pm Exhibitor Forum (Hall 7, Booth 507)
  • Fabricating Rugged 1.2 KV SiC MOSFETs in a High Volume 150mm CMOS FabCorey Deyalsingh, director of Power Semiconductor, Electronics Business Unit, Littelfuse May 16, 2:20 - 2:40 pm Exhibitor Forum (Hall 7, Booth 507)
  • “Solutions for a Safer E-Mobility” Carlos Castro, global director of Marketing, Automotive Electronics, Littelfuse May 16 & 17, 10:30 - 11:00 am E-Mobility Forum (Hall 6, Booth 326)
  • “System Level Comparison of SiC IGBTs and SiC MOSFETs” Levi Gant, application engineer, Monolith Semiconductor May 16, 3:30 - 5:30 pm Poster Dialogue Session PP017 Foyer Ground Floor Entrance NCC Mitte
  • “Characterization and Optimization of SiC Freewheeling Diode for Switching Losses Minimization Over Wide Temperature Range” Xuning Zhang, principal application engineer, Monolith Semiconductor May 16, 3:30 - 5:30 pm Poster Dialogue Session PP019 Foyer Ground Floor Entrance NCC Mitte
  • “SiC MOSFETs – How Can We Match the Success of SiC Diodes?” Sujit Banerjee, CEO and co-founder, Monolith Semiconductor May 18, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Industry Forum (Hall 6, Booth 6143)


About Littelfuse

Founded in 1927, Littelfuse is the world leader in circuit protection with growing global platforms in power control and sensing. The company serves customers in the electronics, automotive and industrial markets with technologies including fuses, semiconductors, polymers, ceramics, relays and sensors. Littelfuse has over 10,000 employees in more than 40 locations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit