Digi-Key Electronics has signed a global distribution partnership with UnitedSiC, a supplier of silicon carbide technology-based devices, which includes what are said to be unique cascode products that are the only standard gate drive SiC devices currently on the market.
The new partnership will provide Digi-Key customers with worldwide, 24-hour availability of UnitedSiC’s silicon carbide product portfolio.
“This partnership focuses on expanding the UnitedSiC product line to an even wider group of power designers by leveraging Digi-Key’s world-class distribution expertise,” said Yalcin Bulut, vice president of global sales and marketing at UnitedSiC. “We will now be able to provide our SiC wideband gap technology to the markets and customers served so well by Digi-Key.”
UnitedSiC develops innovative silicon carbide FET and diode power semiconductors that deliver high efficiency and performance for electric vehicle (EV) chargers, DC-DC converters and traction drives, as well as telecom/server power supplies, variable speed motor drives and solar PV inverters.
The products enable an easy transition from traditional FETs to higher efficiency, faster switching and lower RDSon silicon carbide FETs.
The UnitedSiC products available through Digi-Key will be especially beneficial to engineers focused on electric vehicles, battery charging, IT infrastructure, renewable energy and circuit protection.
“Digi-Key is excited to partner with UnitedSiC and bring on their portfolio of silicon carbide semiconductor devices,” said David Stein, vice president of global supplier management at Digi-Key. “With ever increasing pressure on power engineers to deliver optimal efficiency and cost-effectiveness, it is critical for Digi-Key to work with companies who have market leading technology. We look forward to introducing UnitedSiC’s product portfolio to our global engineering community.”