Are you looking to improve the range, power, and reliability of your electric vehicles?
Looking beyond batteries
Increasing range, power and reliability of electric vehicles continues to be a key challenge in the widespread adoption of electric vehicles. Typically this requires greater battery capacity, which not only raises the cost of the vehicle but also adds weight. There is a delicate balance between improving the energy density of a battery and limiting vehicle performance.
Overcoming range anxiety
We believe that power electronics are the key to achieving this balance. Our technology enables your electronic designs to be more efficient and reliable. This increases range, power and reliability of your powertrain.
ESI Automotive has been leading the provision of integrated advanced circuitry, joining materials and surface finishing technology for over 60 years. We offer a broad range of integrated market solutions at the system level, for current and next-generation automotive hardware. Together with MacDermid Alpha Electronics and MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions, we provide a single information point across the global automotive industry.
Electric vehicles require materials that aid increasing the range, power efficiency and reliability - mainly in the electronics area. With electronics products, everything is connected – through both circuitry and assembly.
If your goal includes:
- Increasing inverter efficiency.
- Improving reliability of solder joints.
- Mitigation of thermal management concerns.
Choosing the best combination of these materials could result in the use of fewer batteries, or extend range. We understand that this is an industry-wide challenge and ultimately can reduce vehicle manufacturing costs.
Powered by reliability to improve your electric vehicle power electronics
With the EV market growing at a rapid pace, manufacturing challenges also arise. As a result, it has become crucial that OEMs and Tier 1s develop the right technologies designed to enhance the performance of electric vehicles, that also meet the needs of ever-connected consumers.
ESI Automotive offers a range of products and solutions suited to the electric vehicle industry.
- Our electronics division provides solutions for assembly and circuitry.
- Our Industrial solutions provided processes for working with lightweight materials such as aluminum and magnesium.
frequently asked questions
Electric vehicle powertrains don't use internal combustion engines (ICE) as their primary power source. These can range from full battery to full hybrid variations. Read more >
EV - Battery Electric Vehicle
MHEV - Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle
FHEV - Full Hybrid Electric Vehicle
PHEV - Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
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Our silver sinter technology creates highly conductive interconnections which make the inverter more efficient. This increases the range of the vehicle. Alternatively, it gives the option to reduce the number of battery cells, reducing cost & weight, while maintaining the same range.
Improved current throughput by using silver sinter technology enables more power with less semiconductor content leading to a smaller footprint and reduced weight of the inverter.
Silver sintered bonds have an excellent ability to withstand extremely hot and cold temperatures and have proven to give a long lifespan of the power electronics.