IR’s Gen8 1200V IGBT Technology Platform Delivers Benchmark Efficiency and Ruggedness for Industrial Applications

  IR’s Gen8 1200V IGBT Technology Platform Delivers Benchmark Efficiency and
  Ruggedness for Industrial Applications

Business Wire

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- November 13, 2012

International Rectifier, IR^® (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management
technology, today introduced a new generation Insulated Gate Bipolar
Transistor (IGBT) technology platform. The Generation 8 (Gen8) 1200V IGBT
platform utilizes IR’s latest generation trench gate field stop technology to
offer best-in-class performance for industrial and energy saving applications.

The novel Gen8 design allows best-in-class Vce(on) to reduce power dissipation
and increase power density, and delivers superior robustness.

“With the development of this new benchmark technology and state-of-the-art
IGBT silicon platform, IR underlines its decades of commitment to the
advancement of power electronics technology. Our goal is to achieve 100
percent inverterization of all electric motors for a more efficient use of
electric energy and a greener environment,” said Alberto Guerra, Vice
President Strategic Marketing, Energy Saving Products Business Unit.

The new technology offers softer turn-off characteristics ideal for motor
drive applications, minimizing dv/dt to reduce EMI, and over-voltage,
increasing reliability and ruggedness. A narrow distribution of parameters
offers excellent current sharing when paralleling multiple IGBTs in
high-current power modules. The thin wafer technology delivers improved
thermal resistance and maximum junction temperature up to 175°C.

“IR’s Gen8 IGBT platform offers a superior technology targeting industrial
applications. With best-in-class Vce(on), robustness and excellent switching
characteristics, this IGBT platform has been specifically tailored to achieve
the demanding challenges of the industrial market,” said Llewellyn
Vaughan-Edmunds, IGBT Product Marketing Manager, IR’s Energy Saving Products
Business Unit.

More information is available on the International Rectifier website at


IR’s Gen8 1200V IGBT platform is being sampled to major OEM and ODM partners
at this time. Contact your Sales representative for more information.

About International Rectifier

International Rectifier (NYSE:IRF) is a world leader in power management
technology. IR’s analog and mixed signal ICs, advanced circuit devices,
integrated power systems and components enable high performance computing and
reduce energy waste from motors, the world’s single largest consumer of
electricity. Leading manufacturers of computers, energy efficient appliances,
lighting, automobiles, satellites, aircraft and defense systems rely on IR’s
power management benchmarks to power their next generation products. For more
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