Semikron Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG

SEMIKRON is a leading manufacturer of power modules and systems on a global scale. Our products are designed for applications in the field of renewable energy such as wind and solar, energy-efficient industrial drives and e-mobility in the automotive sector.

The family owned business was found in 1951 and is headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany. Today more than 2,900 employees work in 25 subsidiaries world-wide for SEMIKRON. This international network with production sites in 9 countries ensures fast and comprehensive service for customers. In 2009, SEMIKRON increased its presence for customers with an online shop offering 24-hour availability and world-wide access with multi-language sales and technical support. An important key to the continued success of SEMIKRON is technology. With innovations such as the first power module with insulated design SEMIKRON sets industry standards. 

Today more than 2,900 employees work in 25 subsidiaries world-wide for SEMIKRON.


SEMIKRON is contributing to several tasks in WP2. In this work package technology selection and system design of an MES (manufacturing execution system) will be performed. For this purpose a detailed analysis and evaluation of state-of the-art industry specific MES technologies including tracking and shop floor control systems will be performed. A research of available and extendable technology platforms is conducted. In the corresponding use case SEMIKRON will develop and implement a traceability system in chip production. This shall be based on inkless chip marking technology.

Key contribution

Energy efficiency, mobility and urbanization are the 21st century challenges that SEMIKRON addresses with its power electronics solutions. Performance and service are the main driver for our innovations in power electronics packaging from semiconductor, module to system level solutions. The experience and know-how in production flexibility at our site in Nuremberg is an excellent resource for the project SEMI40. With its long history of innovation inside and outside of funded projects the company brings strong expertise to the research on smart production in SEMI40.

Semikron Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG
Sigmundstraße 200
D-90431 Nürnberg