SEMIKRON and LS Industrial Systems Korea Sign MOU To Develop Power Modules

October 29, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

SEMIKRON International and LS Industrial Systems Korea (LSIS) announced that they are teaming up to develop and deliver power electronic solutions for the industrial drives and consumer market. The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to offer LSIS integrated power modules based on SEMIKRON’s MiniSKiiP IGBT-platform.

LSIS will be adapting the SEMIKRON integrated power modules with pressure contact technology to be promoted to the industrial and appliance market. The MiniSKiiP power module platform will allow for faster development and the lower production costs. SEMIKRON will be adapting the control technologies of LSIS to develop application specific systems. The new MiniSKiiP modules from LSIS and SEMIKRON are set to address the rapidly growing demand for more integrated high-power platforms in a wide range of applications, including LCD and Plasma Display Panel.

"Making these integrated modules enables us to compete in the power electronics market and thereby establishing our position in the consumer industry," said Chung-Man Kim, Vice Chairman and CEO at LS Industrial Systems.

"We believe combining our knowledge in power electronic modules and controller technologies will strengthen both companies’ positions in world power electronics market in the future," stated Peter Frey, General Manager at SEMIKRON International. "This will be the start of a long-term relationship."