JAPAN: Mitsubishi Electric Corp. has developed a series of large-capacity intelligent power modules (IPMs) mainly for application in electric and hybrid vehicles.
Sample shipments of two J-Series IPM (TYPE+B) models will start August 5 and mass production is expected to begin in 2014.
J-Series IPM (TYPE+B) models will be exhibited at Power Conversion Intelligent Motion (PCIM) Europe 2013 in Nuremberg, Germany on May 14-16.
Power modules for automobiles offer higher reliability than industrial-use modules due to extremely high standards for vehicle safety. Mitsubishi Electric pioneered the mass production of power modules for hybrid vehicles in 1997, and since then the demand for these modules has grown in parallel with the expanding global market for electric and hybrid vehicles.