Onsemi, a smart power and sensing technology provider, announced that it will supply Kempower with onsemi EliteSiC SIC MosFEts and diodes for scalable electric vehicle (EV) chargers under a new strategic agreement. The ongoing collaboration between the two companies enables Kempower's suite of EV charging solutions to employ a variety of power semiconductor technologies, including onsemi's EliteSiC. These devices will be used in active AC-DC front ends and primary and secondary DC-DC converters.
By employing onsemi's EliteSiC MOSFET technology, Kempower's EV charging solutions will benefit from superior power, performance and reliability. With low on-resistance and minimal gate output capacitance, EliteSiC power devices exhibit low power losses at high operating frequencies, resulting in increased system efficiency and reduced terminal system size. These advantages translate into higher power density and higher overall reliability for Kempower's EV charging solutions.
"The onsemi EliteSiC power device increases efficiency and reduces the size and weight of our EV charging solution," said Petri Korhonen, Kempower's principal engineer. In addition, onsemi's vertically integrated supply chain and broad portfolio of smart power solutions provide us with the stability we need to continue delivering world-class EV charging solutions to the market."
Under the strategic agreement, Kempower will integrate the latest EliteSiC D3 diodes and M3S Mosfets into its EV charging solution. These chargers enable dynamic load balancing, ensuring maximum power distribution and the best charging experience for the driver. Kempower Charging solutions are cloud-connected and scalable, offering modularity that allows fleet and charging point operators to scale their systems according to demand.
"Our strength in manufacturing and resilient SiC supply chain assures Kempower that we will be able to deliver high quality products in agreed quantities today and in the future," said Asif Jakwani, onsemi Senior Vice President and General Manager, Advanced Power Division. "The use of highly reliable power components enables the reliable and durable electric vehicle charger Kempower and its customers have come to expect every time."