Meet us on Hydrogen Technology Expo Europe

We look forward to welcoming you to KYOCERA AVX Components exhibition stand on Hydrogen Technology Expo Europe: 23-10-2024 – 24-10-2024 – Hamburg / Germany. Visit us in hall A2 booth 2K5 and find out about our convincing product diversity of Sensors and Controls for Hydrogen Driven Vehicles for Fuel Cell System, Electric Power Supply and Powertrain.

Together with our sister company Kyros Hydrogen Solutions GmbH – developer, integrator and service provider of customized on-site generation, storage and refueling solutions for hydrogen – we offer our customers a wide range of services in the field of hydrogen.

Highest automotive standards versatile due to smart USB or CAN coupling

KYOCERA AVX thermocouple-based high temperature sensor with USB or CAN interface meets demanding automotive standards. Provided with a USB or CAN connector, it is versatile and easy to connect e.g. to a standard laptop! Use the sophisticated temperature measurement wherever it is needed. With a temperature measurement range of -40 °C to +1200 °C and a resolution of 0.1 K, this sensor offers the perfect solution for general industrial applications, test labs or smart home applications. The entire sensor is fully USB or CAN powered, making communication and power supply very easy. By using a virtual serial port and thanks to simple commands, using the sensor has never been easier. Contact our sales team at and let us convince you of this innovative product!

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KYOCERA AVX Sensors and Controls Units support the electrification of freight transport

As a long-standing partner of leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, we know the special requirements for all systems that transport loads and goods over long operating times and many thousands of kilometers. Robust solutions from KYOCERA AVX offer the highest technical performance with an uncompromising reliability. We are looking forward to your project, please contact us!

KYOCERA AVX Salzburg partners with Nexperia to produce a 650 V silicon carbide rectifier module for power applications

Joint collaboration on SiC modules brings the next step in module compactness and maximum power density

KYOCERA AVX Components (Salzburg) GmbH, a leading international supplier of advanced electronic components, today announced it has entered into partnership with Nexperia, the essential semiconductor expert, to jointly produce a new 650 V, 20 A silicon carbide (SiC) rectifier module for high frequency power applications ranging from 3 kW to 11 kW power stack designs, aimed at application like industrial power supplies, EV charging stations, and on-board chargers. This release will represent a further deepening of the existing, long-lasting partnership between the two companies.

Space-saving and weight reduction are the key requirements for manufacturers of the next generation power applications. The compact footprint of this new SiC rectifier module will help to maximize power density, thereby reducing the amount of required board space and lowering the overall system cost. Thermal performance is optimized using a combination of top-side cooling (TSC) and an integrated negative temperature coefficient (NTC) sensor which monitors the device temperature and provides real time feedback for device or system level prognosis and diagnosis. This rectifier module has a low inductance package to enable high frequency operation and it has been qualified to operate with a junction temperature of up to 175 °C.

“This collaboration between Nexperia and KYOCERA AVX combines cutting edge silicon carbide semiconductors with state-of-the-art module and will allow Nexperia to better serve the market demand for power electronic products which offer exceptionally high levels of power density,” according to Katrin Feurle, Senior Director of the Product Group SiC at Nexperia. “The release of this rectifier module will represent the first step in what is envisaged as a long-term SiC partnership between Nexperia and KYOCERA AVX”.

Thomas Rinschede, Deputy Vice President Sensing and Control Division at KYOCERA AVX Components Sensing and Control Division, comments: “We are delighted to further extend our successful partnership with Nexperia into the production of silicon carbide modules for power electronics applications. Nexperia’s manufacturing expertise combined with KYOCERA module know-how make a compelling offering for customers looking to achieve higher power densities using wide bandgap semiconductor technology.”

Electromobility – Sensors and Controls

As Electromobility gains more importance, KYOCERA AVX Components is actively involved and support our customers with the environmentally friendly alternative to conventional vehicles offering solutions for E- and hybrid vehicles to protect our environment and impact our future mobility. We design, develop and produce intelligent sensor systems and control units for the global automotive industry. Making engines more efficient, emissions cleaner, cars safer our products support the transition to electromobility. Discover our sensor, switches and controls, designed to meet the challenges of the demanding areas of electromobility to move your business further.

Our wide product portfolio comprises innovative solutions in the areas of

  • Battery Management
  • Braking & Suspension
  • Charging Solutions
  • Drive By Wire
  • Lighting
  • Motor Control Units
  • Power Modules
  • Sensor Devices

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KYOCERA AVX Salzburg and VisIC Technologies expand their collaboration within e-mobility on next-generation GaN technology

Ness Ziona, Israel/ Salzburg, Austria 26/10/2022

Combining KYOCERA AVX’s leadership in discrete and module packaging along with VisIC’s expertise in GaN power devices to offer cutting-edge products, including the highest efficiency power module for lead EV OEM and Tier 1 traction inverters

KYOCERA AVX Salzburg, Kyocera-AVX Salzburg, a leading international manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components for the automotive industry with production sites in North America, China and Europe, and VisIC Technologies, a global leader in Gallium Nitride (GaN) solutions for high-voltage automotive applications, announce the expansion of their collaboration. The partners combine their strengths in packaging, assembly, and GaN wafer technologies with the target of providing high current components for high voltage applications such as charging and e-drivetrain.

The collaboration expansion aims to fulfill the demand of the automotive industry for reliable and highly efficient power solutions that will save EV costs. With the best thermal resistance, discrete GaN devices and half-bridge modules will be essential for future On-Board-Chargers (OBC) and traction Inverters, optimizing weight, size, costs, and driving range.

Based on VisIC’s 2nd generation, lowest RDS (on) D3GaN switches, the power module, which will provide groundbreaking power density and performance, has already been adopted for the next generation inverter sample of a major 1st tier automotive manufacturer.

In addition to the above collaboration developments, the companies have also achieved an approach to high-voltage battery disconnection, based on GaN power switches, through effective cooperation in a very short time. With the fastest switching time, the current and, therefore, thermal stress of the battery and board net can be limited. This design will be available for lead projects this year.

“The electrification of the automotive industry has generated significant demand for power components, which we foresee to continue its strong growth for the next decade. “, said Dr. Tamara Baksht, CEO and co-founder of VisIC Technologies. “Together with KYOCERA AVX Salzburg we will provide packaged discrete GaN devices and die-based power modules for major EV OEM and Tier 1 designs.”.

VisIC’s D3GaN technology was developed for the high-reliability standards of the automotive industry and for the lowest losses. It also simplifies the system solution and enables highly efficient and affordable powertrain platform solutions. These benefits are well perceived by premium automotive customers VisIC has been working for several years with.

“Gallium nitride semiconductors are the key to efficiency improvements and increasing the driving range of electrified vehicles. This technology offers significantly better switching speed and smaller and lighter package size, thereby reducing total system cost.”, said Martin Knosp, Product Line Director at KYOCERA AVX Salzburg. “We are happy to expand our cooperation with VisIC Technologies, leveraging our advanced design and manufacturing abilities to create more GaN products and devices for better serving the booming EV market demands.”. 

About VisIC Technologies

VisIC Technologies is a world leader in GaN semiconductors for EV applications, focused on high-power automotive solutions. It’s efficient and scalable products are based on deep technological knowledge of gallium-nitride and decades of experience. VisIC is committed to providing a step function improvement in terms of size and cost of energy conversion systems and is dedicated to high-quality customer support at all development phases. VisIC offers high power transistor products based upon compound semiconductor Gallium Nitride (GaN) material aiming to provide products for cost-effective and high-performance automotive inverter systems.


KYOCERA AVX is a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future. As a wholly owned subsidiary of KYOCERA Corporation structured to capitalize on shared resources and technical expertise, KYOCERA AVX has an expansive global footprint comprised of several dozen research, development, and manufacturing facilities spanning more than 15 countries and staffed with talented personnel dedicated to innovation, component quality, customer service, and enabling a brighter future through technology. KYOCERA AVX designs, develops, manufactures, and supplies advanced capacitors, antennas, interconnects, circuit protection and timing devices, sensors, controls, filters, fuses, diodes, resistors, couplers, and inductors optimized for employment in the international 5G, IoT, aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, industrial, medical, and military markets.

Partnership with Nexperia agreed

KYOCERA AVX Components (Salzburg) GmbH and Nexperia agree Partnership for Gallium Nitride Automotive Power Modules.

Over 30 years of delivering application-specific power electronics to the automotive industry KYOCERA AVX Components (Salzburg) GmbH is going to grow this business with a partnership covering gallium nitride (GaN) automotive power modules with NEXPERIA, the expert for essential semiconductors and components.

This partnership offers more freedom for individual designs with high performance and scalability. Focusing on designs with high power density, small footprint and outstanding reliability, enables a simple and full powertrain integration (OEM). By selecting state-of-the-art packaging materials and assembly technologies a design-to-cost target can be met upon customer requirements in future.

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Proven pedals for future truck generations

Leading European manufacturer KYOCERA AVX Components has launched the latest series of accelerator pedals for trucks – and they’re all set for whatever demands the future may hold.

Electronic accelerator pedals for passenger cars from several well-known car manufacturers were already well established in the market when the first development of an electronic truck pedal went into series production in 2004. Since then, KYOCERA AVX Components has steadily and successfully expanded its portfolio in the truck sector, and today, it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of truck pedals.

Proven mechanics with state-of-the-art electronics – many of the leading truck manufacturers rely on this, with their vehicles having to withstand the highest loads. In Asia too, especially in India and China, the pedals have conquered a market and in many cases prevailed over the local competition. Optimum fuel efficiency via the driveline is important, as is the ‘feel’ for the driver. After all, the accelerator pedal is the interface between the driver and the machine, often over many thousands of hours and more than a million kilometers.

Accelerator pedals from KYOCERA AVX Components have proven themselves millions of times in the field, and are already used in e-trucks. They combine the advantages of state-of-the-art technology with proven components at low weight, and are proven to be very robust and durable. The latest generation of pedals is able to provide feedback to the driver about their driving behavior, or communicate information from supporting systems via a haptic signal. A suspended pedal variant also offers add-on options for retrofitting the haptic module at a later date. Read more about this pioneering technology here.