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IXYS Integrated Circuits Division Offers
Automotive Grade 14A Gate Driver Integrated Circuits

IXD_614SI 14A Low Side Gate Drivers are now AEC Q100 Qualified

Beverly, Massachusetts, USA – March 31, 2015 – IXYS Integrated Circuits Division (ICD), (NASDAQ: IXYS), announced that the IXD_614SI family has been added to the growing number of IXYS ICD low side gate driver integrated circuits that are AEC Q100 (automotive-grade) qualified. With both outputs and inputs rated to 35V, the IXD_614SI family is well suited for automotive applications. IXD_614SI outputs are capable of sourcing and sinking 14A of peak current with rise and fall times of less than 25ns.

The IXD_614SI family has an AEC Q100 Grade 1 -40°C to +125°C ambient operating temperature range. These gate drivers are extremely robust, capable of withstanding negative voltage spikes of greater than 5V on the inputs, and are virtually immune to latch-up. The IXD_614SI devices are available in the thermally enhanced 8-lead power SOIC package. The IXDD614SI is configured as an inverting driver with an enable, the IXDI614SI is configured as an inverting driver, and the IXDN614SI is configured as a non-inverting driver.

The IXD_614SI drivers' 14A/35V power output makes them well suited for driving high current IGBTs and SiC MOSFETs. Typical automotive applications include switched-mode power supplies used in electric and hybrid electric vehicles, motor drives, and traction inverters.

AIXYS ICD also offers lower-current AEC Q100 qualified low side gate drivers. The IXD_609SI is a single 9A gate driver, and the IXD_604SI is a dual 4A gate driver.

Additional Information about IXYS IC Division's IXD_614SI

Price and Availability
The IXD_614SI family is in volume production and samples are available. Pricing for the IXD_614SI is $1.82 in OEM quantities of 10K units.

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About IXYS ICD and IXYS, Inc.
IXYS Integrated Circuits Division, (ICD), a leader in the design and manufacture of solid state relays and high voltage integrated circuits, is a wholly owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation. IXYS Corporation develops and markets primarily high performance power semiconductor devices that are used in controlling and converting electrical power efficiently in power systems for the telecommunication and internet infrastructure, motor drives, medical systems and transportation. IXYS also serves its markets with a combination of digital and analog integrated circuits, power systems, and RF GaAs and GaN based products. Additional information about IXYS Integrated Circuits Division, Zilog and IXYS may be found at www.ixysic.com, www.zilog.com and www.ixys.com.

Any statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact, including the performance, rating, availability, reliability, operation and suitability of products for various applications, may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause the results of IXYS to differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements, including, among others, risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including its Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2013. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements.

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