Hitachi Power Semiconductor Device, Ltd. and Sagar Semiconductors signs MoU to promote high-power devices

In a landmark event held at Sagar Semiconductors’ Hyderabad headquarters, a momentous partnership was sealed between the company and Hitachi Power Semiconductor Device, Ltd. At the signing ceremony, Mr. Kedar Reddy, the Managing Director of Sagar Semiconductors, and Mr. Hirotaka Wakamatsu, Head of Business Development for Hitachi Power Semiconductor Devices, came together to formalize the collaboration.

This alliance marks the beginning of a joint effort to advance high-power semiconductor technologies, including IGBTs and SiC devices, while also facilitating new product development and technology transfer for high voltage diodes. The agreement signifies a significant stride towards bolstering India’s semiconductor industry, aligning closely with the ‘Make in India’ initiative.

The collaboration between HPSD and Sagar Semiconductors is structured around three primary focal points:

Joint Marketing Efforts: Both entities will synergize their marketing strategies to promote high-voltage high-power SiC and IGBT products. This initiative complements Sagar Semiconductor’s existing range of MOSFETs and IGBTs.

New Product Development (NPD): The partnership is committed to innovating tailored solutions for emerging technologies within India. Particular emphasis will be placed on sectors such as White Goods, Energy Storage Solutions (ESS), and railways.

Technical Transfer and Training: Sagar Semiconductors intends to establish a manufacturing facility specializing in high-voltage semiconductors, including high-voltage diodes for the automotive industry. HPSD has expressed willingness to facilitate technical transfer for end-to-end manufacturing of these high-voltage devices. Additionally, they will provide comprehensive training to Sagar Semiconductors’ team members in both India and Japan.

Mr. Kedar Reddy, MD, Sagar Semiconductors expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “This collaboration signifies a pivotal moment for the Indian semiconductor landscape. By localizing operations and nurturing NPD capabilities, we are taking tangible steps towards self-sufficiency, poised to make a transformative impact on the semiconductor ecosystem.”

In alignment with the objectives outlined in the India Semiconductor Mission (ISM), both entities will work together to foster a conducive environment for semiconductor innovation and manufacturing, propel India towards global eminence in the semiconductor domain.

Mr. . Hirotaka Wakamatsu, Head of Business Development for Hitachi Power Semiconductor Devices expressed his belief in the Indian market, stating, “We are very bullish on the Indian semiconductor and power electronics market. We are happy to partner with Sagar Semiconductors to explore various initiatives for the Indian market. We believe our decades of experience combined with their local knowledge will be a winning combination. “