Strategic agreement powers charging revolution

Onsemi has signed a strategic agreement to provide Kempower with EliteSiC MOSFETs and diodes for scalable electric vehicle chargers. The devices will be used in the active AC/DC front-end and in the primary and secondary DC/DC converters.

By incorporating this technology, Kempower states its EV charging solutions will benefit from superior power, performance and reliability. With low ON resistance and minimal gate and output capacitance, EliteSiC power devices exhibit lower power losses at high operating frequencies, leading to increased system efficiency and reduced end system size. These advantages translate into higher power density and greater overall reliability for Kempower’s EV charging solutions.

Kempower’s chief engineer, Petri Korhonen, said: “Onsemi EliteSiC power devices improve the efficiency and lower the size and weight of our EV charging solutions. In addition, Onsemi’s vertically integrated supply chain and broad portfolio of intelligent power solutions give us the stability needed to continue delivering world-class EV charging solutions to the market.”