Power Electronics

International Rectifier Opens State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility for High Reliability Products in San Jose, California

International Rectifier, IR announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in San Jose, California, dedicated to the design and manufacture of high reliability products for space, aerospace, military and heavy duty industrial applications.

The new 35,000ft2 site is DSCC certified Class H and Class K and AS9100, ISO9001 qualified to design and manufacture ruggedized hybrid DC-DC converters for customers of IR's HiRel Business Unit.

"Leveraging IR's twenty years of heritage in high reliability applications, and working in partnership with our expert team of designers in Denmark, our new San Jose facility will play a pivotal role in the manufacture and supply of high reliability DC-DC converters to the space, aerospace, military and heavy duty industrial markets," said John Conley, VP of Operations and Engineering, IR's HiRel Business Unit.

Fred Farris, VP of Sales and Marketing, IR's HiRel Business Unit stated: "The investment in our new state-of-the-art facility in San Jose underlines our commitment to the design and manufacture of leading-edge power management solutions for high reliability markets."

The IR HiRel San Jose-based group is supported by a design center in Skovlunde, Denmark for spacecraft power system designs and complex power conversion system solutions, and a silicon design center in El Segundo, California.

IR's high reliability products, ranging from stand-alone discrete components to complex hybrid power module assemblies and rugged DC-DC converters, utilize leading-edge power technology which, together with demanding environmental specifications, help space, military, commercial aircraft, heavy duty industrial and medical device design engineers meet their toughest design challenges.

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