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IXYS Introduces The New High Performance DT-Triac Technology Platform

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IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS) , a leader in power semiconductors and integrated circuit technologies for energy efficient products used in power conversion and motor control applications, announced today the expansion of the product portfolio of the new “Dual Thyristor-Triac” technology platform (DT-TriacTM).

Triacs are known as best-in-class for AC power control, providing better power density in numerous power system applications. However, traditional triacs have been limited to lower currents and lower voltages and low dv/dt and di/dt ratings.

“With this latest addition to the DT-TriacTM technology, IXYS continues its tradition of innovative bipolar power devices. The DT-TriacTM has the same functionality as a standard triac but with higher di/dt and dv/dt ratings. This contributes to more robust devices together with the long-term stability of blocking voltage and higher current capability,” states Dr Elmar Wisotzki, General Manager of IXYS Germany.

The IXYS DT-TriacTM is designed for line frequency applications and three quadrant operation, namely quadrants I to III. Target applications are solid state relays, soft start AC motor control, DC motor control, HVAC systems, UPS, AC power control, input power control for SMPS’s, lighting and heater controls.

The CLA80MT1200NHB is a TO-247 AC-controller product with 1200 volt, 80 amps using the new DT-TriacTM technology. Furthermore, an isolated version is introduced in an ISO247TM housing, named CLA80MT1200NHR.

For surface mounted applications, the TO-263ABHV – D2Pak without middle pin for higher creepage distance – provides a 30 and a 40 amp version: CLA30MT1200NPZ and CLA40MT1200NPZ. Both parts are also available as TO-220 versions (…NPB) .

All parts are available in production quantities. For additional information, please contact your local sales representative at: or visit for datasheets.

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.

Safe Harbor Statement

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 fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2014. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements.

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