ROHM Semiconductor GmbH recognises SILICA with the Power Devices Excellence Award

Munich, Germany, 29 November 2012 – ROHM Semiconductor GmbH announced that it has awarded semiconductor distributor SILICA, an Avnet Inc (NYSE: AVT) company, for its support in driving demand creation for its Silicon Carbide (SiC) Power Devices across Europe.

The award has been given in recognition of Silica’s outstanding performance and proactive support for ROHM’s technology to customers across Europe.

SiC is widely expected to be used for the next generation of power devices due to its superior electrical characteristics, resulting in power devices with lower power loss. ROHM Semiconductor has invested extensively in R&D on SiC power devices and modules and has already started mass production on SiC SBD, MOSFETS, and modules. 

“What a great acknowledgement for Silica! Being recognised with this award is a fantastic way to thank our teams for their expertise and efforts in providing first class support to customers. We are looking forward continuing and further expanding our relationship with ROHM,” commented Miguel Fernandez, President SILICA, during the award reception at Electronica 2012.

Mr. André, President of ROHM Semiconductor GmbH, added, “Silica has shown true commitment to providing top support in the field of Power semiconductors and modules. We see great benefits to having a strategic partnership with Silica who are doing an excellent job in driving our new technology across Europe. We look forward to many more initiatives for our second generation SiC solutions.”

About ROHM Semiconductor

ROHM Semiconductor is a global company of 304,6 billion yen (3,8 Billion $) revenue with aro. 21,300 employees in the last fiscal year ending March 2012. ROHM Semiconductor develops and manufactures a very large product range from the Ultra Low Power Microcontroller, Power Management, Standard ICs ,SiC Diodes, Mosfets and Modules , Power Transistors and Diodes, LEDs to passives components such as Resistors, Tantalum Capacitors and LED display units, thermal Printheads in state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, China and Europe. Lapis Semiconductor (former OKI Semiconductor), SiCrystal AG and Kionix are companies of ROHM Group. ROHM Semiconductor Europe has its head office near Dusseldorf serving the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa). For further information please contact www.rohm.com/eu

About Silica

Silica, an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) company, is one of the leading semiconductor distributors in Europe. Silica accelerates its customers’ success by connecting 25 technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 15,000 customers and providing in-depth design support and cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For more information, visit www.silica.com

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About SilicaSilica, an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) company, is one of the leading semiconductor distributors in Europe. Silica accelerates its customers’ success by connecting 25 technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 15,000 customers and providing in-depth design support and cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For more information, visit www.silica.com