SEMIKRON America Inc.
Semikron is an independent manufacturer of power semiconductor components. The company was founded by Dr. Friedrich Josef Martin in Nuremberg in 1951. Today the company has a staff of more than 3,000 people in 25 subsidiaries (world-wide) with production sites in Germany, Brazil, China, France, India, Italy, Korea, Slovakia and the US. Semikron is a provider of chips, discrete semiconductors, transistor, diode and thyristor power modules, power assemblies and systems for markets such as industrial drives, wind and solar, hybrid and electric vehicles, the rail industry and power supplies. According to a survey carried out by BTM Consult ApS, the total wind power capacity installed until 2009 was 122 Gigawatt. 57 Gigawatt comprises power semiconductors from Semikron. In the field of diode/thyristor modules Semikron is the market leader with a 30% share of the worldwide market.SEMIKRON – A global leader in power electronics
Established in Germany in 1951
Head office in Nuremberg
30 companies worldwide
2900 employees worldwide, 1300 in Germany
Leading innovator of power electronic systems
Standard power semiconductors, and customized solutions and systems
"SEMIKRON inside" – Technology for wind power installations
SEMIKRON technology can be found in almost half the wind power installations operating worldwide today. According to a study conducted by BTM Consult ApS, 122 GW of wind power was installed around the world until 2009, 57 GW of which feature SEMIKRON components.
Our product range also comprises of Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor- IGBT, Thyristor Modules and Semiconductor Devices.