The Mercedes EQ Formula E team has won a new supplier, ON Semiconductor, a leading provider of semiconductor-based solutions.
The collaboration builds on the existing relationship between ON Semiconductor and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport in Formula One. Here, the company's technology is already being used in the energy recovery system of the Formula 1 race car to control ignition and injection.
"ON Semiconductor is a leader in innovative power management solutions for vehicle electrification. The powertrains of Formula 1 and Formula E vehicles not only have an increased number of power semiconductors, these semiconductors must meet extremely high voltage and current requirements. They can withstand the toughest automotive environments, "said David Somo, senior vice president corporate strategy, marketing and design solutions, ON Semiconductor. "This partnership demonstrates our full range of power semiconductors and modules and supports the continued success of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport as part of a demanding and dynamic sport."
The Mercedes EQ Formula E team will work with ON Semiconductor to develop innovations for the next generation of electric drives. The goal is to achieve peak performance and efficiency.
"The use of Formula E cars is causing heavy power transfers, and not just simple electrical issues," said Dave Priscak, vice president of design solutions at ON Semiconductor. "Our extensive know-how includes both the mechanical and electrical engineering side, providing complete solutions for the innovation potential of the next generation of electric vehicles. We look forward to continuing our work with Mercedes and further contributing this expertise to the development of technical advances in power equipment and electric vehicle technology. "
ON Semiconductor's products and solutions include IGBTs, high-performance gate drivers, and WBG (wide band gap) silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) developments for use in the next generation of electric vehicles. These and other technologies provide greater driving distance between charges, faster battery recharge times, and better thermal management. The more efficient the semiconductor is, the less power is lost as the heat dissipated, resulting in greater range or miles per watt of energy.
With the start of the ABB FIA Formula E season 2019/20, Mercedes is opening a new chapter in its long and successful racing history. At the start of the season in season six, two all-electric racing cars of the new Mercedes EQ Formula E team will be racing for the first time.
About ON Semiconductor
ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON) is a driving force behind energy-efficient innovations that help customers reduce global energy use. The company is a leading provider of semiconductor-based solutions. It offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-efficient power management, sensors, logic, scheduling, connectivity, SoC, analog, discrete and individualized devices. The company's products help engineers solve their unique design challenges in the automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, medical, aerospace and defense industries.
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Source: Daimler AG