APT Announces Purchase Agreement with Cree

August 04, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Advanced Power Technology Inc. (APT, Bend, OR) announced that it has reached an agreement with Cree Inc. for purchase of its silicon carbide (SiC) ZERO RECOVERY™ schottky diode die for packaging and selling of finish products under the APT brand name. APT intends to primarily address market segments not currently served by Cree, mainly using alternative packaging and innovative engineering.

APT will use its expertise in high-power semiconductor manufacturing to offer multi-die parallel discrete devices in TO-220, TO-247, D2, D3 and SOT-227 packages as well as hermetic packages with and without military screening. In addition, APT will offer the latest generations of MOSFETs and IGBTs built in combination with the SiC ZERO RECOVERY™ schottky diodes in both boost and buck configurations. Power modules and other custom designs using the SiC ZERO RECOVERY™ schottky diodes will also be offered.

Limited samples are available now with high-volume production planned for fourth-quarter 2003.