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Onsemi silicon carbide technology supports BMW Group's next generation electric vehicles

Published Time: 2023-03-14 10:31:45
Onsemi announces a long-term supply agreement (LTSA) with BMW AG (BMW) for onsemi's EliteSiC technology in the German premium carmaker's 400 V DC bus electric drivetrain.

Onsemi's latest EliteSiC 750 V M3 chips are used in full-bridge power modules delivering hundreds of kilowatts of power.

The strategic collaboration between the two companies during the development and integration of electric powertrains enables onsemi to offer differentiated and application-specific chip solutions, including optimized size and layout as well as high performance and reliability. Enhanced electrical and mechanical characteristics increase efficiency and reduce overall losses while delivering the highest system-level performance.

Asif Jakwani, Senior Vice President, Power Solutions Group and General Manager, Advanced Power Division, said: "Maximum range is the number one consideration when buying an electric vehicle, and onsemi provides a key competitive advantage to BMW's systems approach to optimizing performance in all electric vehicles.", ON Semiconductor "Additionally, we are able to support the rapidly growing demand for BMW's premium electric vehicles by continuously upgrading all production steps of our robust, vertically integrated SiC supply chain."

Leveraging decades of expertise in manufacturing power components for automotive applications, onsemi has developed differentiated smart power technologies to deliver industry-leading electric powertrain solutions. This includes superior packaging technology and an evolution path from planar to trench cell structures at all voltages, providing the highest reliability required for automotive EV applications.

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