ZF and Danfoss to develop silicon-carbide power modules

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ZF Friedrichshafen and Danfoss Silicon Power are to jointly develop silicon and silicon-carbide power modules under a new partnership, which will see the two companies engage in joint research, while Danfoss supplies power modules for silicon applications.

One of the first major milestones in this new initiative is a supply contract for Danfoss, with the company’s power modules being used in large-scale ZF volume production projects. The two companies have also begun co-developing an 800V silicon carbide power module for a large volume production project.

“This is a robust long-term partnership that enables ZF and Danfoss to pool their strengths,” said Jörg Grotendorst, head of ZF’s E-Mobility Division. “Coming together on this opens up significant innovation potential to improve the technical and commercial competitiveness of our inverters.”

“We will utilize this advantage in all our drivetrain applications, from hybrid up to full electric applications.”

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