Top 10 global power semiconductor IGBT companies
IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor), is a composite fully-controlled voltage-driven power semiconductor device composed of BJT (bipolar transistor) and MOS (insulated gate field effect transistor). IGBT has the advantages of high input impedance of MOSFET and low conduction voltage drop of GTR. IGBT is widely used in rail transit, smart grid, aerospace, electric vehicles and new energy equipment.
In recent years, under the general trend of international energy conservation and environmental protection, new energy vehicles, frequency conversion household appliances, new energy power generation and other fields downstream of IGBT have developed rapidly, and the demand for IGBT modules has gradually expanded. The accelerated development of emerging industries will continue to promote the rapid growth of the IGBT market, IGBT companies are also accelerating their development. Let’s take a look at the top 10 global power semiconductor IGBT companies.
Infineon Technologies AG is Germany’s largest semiconductor manufacturer.
Infineon focuses on meeting the three major technological challenges of modern society: high energy efficiency, mobility and security, providing semiconductor and system solutions for automotive and industrial power devices, chip cards and security applications. Infineon’s products are known for their high reliability, excellent quality and innovation, and hold cutting-edge technologies in the fields of analog and mixed signal, radio frequency, power and embedded control devices.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation established on 15 January 1921, is a Japanese multinational electronics and electrical equipment manufacturing company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It is one of the core companies of Mitsubishi. The products from MELCO include elevators and escalators, high-end home appliances, air conditioning, factory automation systems, train systems, electric motors, pumps, semiconductors, digital signage, and satellites.
Fujitsu is Japan’s number one IT manufacturer, the world’s fourth largest IT service company, the world’s top five server and PC manufacturers, and was once the world’s second largest manufacturer of enterprise hard disk drives (hard disk business in the first quarter of 2009 Transferred to Toshiba Corporation) and the fourth largest manufacturer of mobile hard disks, it is a Fortune 500 company in the world.
Fujitsu’s products include software products, hardware products, semiconductor products and other products, providing customers with a full range of technical products, solutions and services.
Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
ON Semiconductor is a premier supplier of high-performance silicon solutions for energy-efficient electronics. The company’s product includes power and signal management, logic, discrete and custom devices, helping customers solve their unique design challenges in automotive, communications, computer, consumer electronics, industrial, LED lighting, medical, military/aviation and power applications, both Fast and cost-effective.
The company operates a world-class, value-added supply chain and network of manufacturing plants, sales offices and design centers in key markets in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Hitachi, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. It is the parent company of the Hitachi Group (Hitachi Gurūpu) and had formed part of the Nissan zaibatsu and later DKB Group and Fuyo Group of companies before DKB and Fuji Bank (the core Fuyo Group company) merged into the Mizuho Financial Group. As of 2020, Hitachi conducts business ranging from IT, including AI, the Internet of Things, and big data, to infrastructure.
Vincotech is an independently operated subsidiary controlled by Mitsubishi Electric, headquartered in Unterhaching, Munich, Germany. The company is committed to the development and production of high-quality electronic power components, which are widely used in the fields of motor control, renewable energy, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and power supply.
Vincotech offers a wide range of power modules (4A to 800A, 600V to 2400V) through different power module topologies, standard solder pin connections, spring-loaded connections, crimp technology and innovative thermal interface materials (TIM) for motor control and provides services in the field of solar inverters, uninterruptible power supplies and other switching power supplies.
ABB Group ranks among the top 500 companies in the world, and its headquarters is located in Zurich, Switzerland. ABB invented and manufactured many products and technologies, including the world’s first three-phase power transmission system, the world’s first self-cooling transformer, high-voltage direct current transmission technology and the first electric industrial robot, and took the lead in putting them into commercial applications.
ABB has a wide range of product lines, including a full range of power transformers and distribution transformers, high, medium and low voltage switchgear products, AC and DC power transmission and distribution systems, power automation systems, various measuring devices and sensors, real-time control and optimization systems, robot hardware and software and simulation system, high-efficiency and energy-saving motor and transmission system, power quality, conversion and synchronization system, fuse and switchgear to protect the safety of the power system. These products have been widely used in industrial, commercial, power and public utilities.
Danfoss was established in Denmark in 1933. It is a global multinational company headquartered in Denmark. It is a world leader in refrigeration, heating, water treatment and transmission control manufacturing. As a global leader in the field of energy conservation and environmental protection, Danfoss provides mechanical and electronic products, solutions and services for various industries.
Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Toshiba Corporation is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Its diversified products and services include power, industrial and social infrastructure systems, elevators and escalators, electronic components, semiconductors, hard disk drives (HDD), printers, batteries, lighting, as well as IT solutions such as quantum cryptography.
Milpitas, California, U.S.
IXYS is a world-renowned semiconductor manufacturer, established in 1983 and headquartered in California. Its products include MOSFET, IGBT, Thyristor, SCR, rectifier bridge, diode, DCB block, power module, Hybrid and transistor, etc.
IGBT stands for insulated-gate bipolar transistor. It is a bipolar transistor with an insulated gate terminal. The IGBT combines, in a single device, a control input with a MOS structure and a bipolar power transistor that acts as an output switch. IGBTs are suitable for high-voltage, high-current applications.
IGBT has ability to handle very high voltage and high power. MOSFET is capable of handling only low to medium voltage and power. IGBT can only be used for relatively low frequencies, up to a few kHz. MOSFET can be used for very high frequency (of the order of MHz) applications.
- Mitsubishi Electric
- ON Semiconductor