IXYS Announces The Expansion Of Its Diode Phase-Leg Module With Record Current Rating In Y4 Package Outline (34mm)

IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ: IXYS), a leader in power semiconductors and IC technologies for energy efficient products used in power conversion and motor control applications, announced today the expansion of its standard rectifier module portfolio for diode phase-legs in the Y4 package (34mm) outline.

The Y4 (34mm) package is an IXYS DCB based module with the highest performance in thermal behavior and power density. A wide range of controlled and uncontrolled rectifiers for one and three phase applications are already provided by IXYS in that housing class.

This latest addition to the portfolio of diode phase-legs in a Y4 (34mm) package outline offers a drastic improvement in current density. Until now the most powerful diode phase-leg offered in a 34mm package type provides a permanent current of 224 Amps at a case temperature of 100 degrees C. With the new IXYS 34mm modules, this value increases by 25% to 280 Amps. This results in the highest power density in the package range of 34mm housings available in the market and can be used as an alternative to several diode phase-leg types in the next bigger package class, the Y1 (50mm).

"The newly launched diode phase-leg modules will provide our customers with a powerful solution allowing them to save costs in several ways in addition to the cost efficient module itself. As a replacement to 50mm modules, the smaller package outline of the 34mm module gives the design engineers several opportunities for space reduction or better arrangements in their applications in order to reduce overall system costs. Another positive effect is the reduced system weight compared to similar products with copper base plates," states Dr. Elmar Wisotzki, Director of Technology at IXYS Germany.

The extension of the diode phase-leg module product portfolio contains two further current classes:

MDMA210P1600YD MDMA180P1600YD

On request all types can be delivered in a wide breakdown voltage range from 1200 up to 2200V.

More product information is available on the IXYS website or by contacting your nearest IXYS sales office.

About IXYS Corporation

Since its founding, IXYS Corporation has been developing power semiconductors and mixed signal ICs to improve power conversion efficiency, generate solar and wind power and provide efficient motor control for industrial applications. IXYS and its subsidiary companies offer a diversified product base that addresses worldwide needs for power control in the growing cleantech industries, renewable energy markets, telecommunications, medical devices, transportation applications, flexible displays and RF power.

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Any statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact, including the benefits, savings, efficiency, performance, features and suitability of products for various applications, may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause the results of IXYS to differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements, including, among others, risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2015. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements.

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