posted on 19th Oct 2022 11:30
Mitsubishi Electric’s Semiconductor European Business Group has been awarded by Siemens Mobility with the supplier award in the prestigious category “Moving Beyond”. The ceremony took place during the InnoTrans trade fair on 23 September 2022.
The decisive factor for winning this award was the development of a 3300 V Silicon Carbide Power Module to enable sustainable railway vehicle solutions for Siemens Mobility. Michael Peter, CEO of Siemens Mobility, explained during the award ceremony that the implementation of Mitsubishi Electric's 3300 V Silicon Carbide Power Semiconductor Module reduces the overall energy consumption of a train by 10 %.
Power semiconductors based on Silicon technology are used in railway vehicles from trams to high-speed trains for a long time. Silicon Carbide is continuously replacing conventional silicon power semiconductors in medium- and high-power applications. Silicon Carbide is a technology which enables manufacturers already today to develop highly efficient traction inverters, that are required for Hydrogen and battery driven trains. The Mitsubishi Electric’s SiC solution is already used in the Mireo Plus B trains.