Semikron acquisition of Nidecon opens up new opportunities for the integration of power electronics components
(Semicron) – SEMIKRON International, a leading manufacturer of power semiconductors has acquired Nidecon Technologies Oy. Finnish Nidecon is a specialist in power quality filter technology for drives and renewable energies and has its headquarter in Vantaa, Finland.
Nidecon’s product portfolio includes LC/LCL filters, dUdT filters, common mode reactors and harmonic chokes for passive power factor correction. The current range covers 4A to 2000A. SEMIKRON aims to integrate Nidecon’s innovative power quality filters into power semiconductor solutions and to provide local production in the seven SEMIKRON Solution Centers located in France, China, Korea, USA, Brazil, India and South Africa.
Nidecon’s CEO Jarkko Salomäki states: “Belonging to the global SEMIKRON group, Nidecon can take advantage of SEMIKRON`s production facilities, sales channels and packaging technologies.” “Nidecon´s product range is quite complementary to Semikron´s product portfolio”, says Dirk Heidenreich, CEO of SEMIKRON International GmbH. “It opens up new opportunities for the integration of power electronics components.” New proprietary technologies enable Nidecon to reduce the typical filter size by 35% to 50%. Therefore, these innovated technologies are ideally suited for SEMIKRON power semiconductor solutions with integrated semiconductors, cooling, DC-link capacitors and driver electronics.
Prior to the acquisition, Nidecon was owned by the Finnish Industry Investment, the Finnish government-owned venture capital and private equity company and Power Fund I, a venture capital fund focusing on investing in renewable and distributed energy generation technology and energy-saving technology companies. The fund is managed by VNT Management.
Press release: http://www.semikron.com/