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  • Meeting directives, such as ELV REACh and RoHS continues to be essential requirements. QPS delivers on all of these needs. QPS complies with the conditions set forth in the ISO 9001: 2015.


    QPS helps automotive engineers to specify the right products in a sustainable world. The steady evolution of the program has enabled many global OEM’s to specify ever-higher performance standards and represents:

    • Approved applicators: Applying these products to a common audited standard ensures the same coating performance throughout the applicator base.
    • High performance: Exceeding the high demands for corrosion resistance and exceptionally consistent torque and tension characteristics.
    • Global consistency: Wherever ZinKlad, DecoKlad or XMAPP standards are applied, applicators know they are using the same high-performance products.

    What do we do?

    QPS flow chart

    We supply and develop QPS standards that meet and exceed OEM specifications. We validate applicators processes by conducting audits, carrying out inspections and testing the production output to make sure they meet pre-defined QPS standards and agreed technical requirements.

    We monitor and report results on a global scale to be able to service and continuously improve performance. 

    Why do we do what we do?

    We believe that we are able to assure a global consistent performance at a local level meeting the global OEM requirements with a select number of world class applicators.

    How do we do what we do?

    ESI Automotive has developed a unique Quality Performance System called QPS that tackles the challenges for high-performance automotive coatings. OEM’s can be confident that the same coatings and consistent performance are available worldwide.

Orange power leads for electric vehicle inverter

Sintered silver technology

Argomax® – the perfect die attach material for electric vehicle power electronics 

Argomax® can improve efficiency by 40%, achieve a 75% reduction in die count and a 34% reduction in inverter weight, deliver double the power density, increase peak power through the inverter by a factor of six and deliver reliable performance through 2 million power cycles. 

ALPHA® Argomax® sintered silver technology for die-attach, package attach and substrate-heat spreader attach significantly improves the efficiency and reliability of power electronics, such as traction inverters and other high voltage conversion applications, including onboard chargers and DC/DC converters.  

Argomax® sintered silver has been successfully deployed in large volume electric vehicle (EV) automotive inverter applications, implemented with both discrete mini module silicon carbide MOSFETS as well bare die silicon IGBT - Diodes mounted on a ceramic substrate with a film laminated copper clip for topside die attach. Wirebonds and solder are eliminated to achieve high endurance power cycling capability, improved electrical characteristics, improved power density, and superior thermal performance. 

By moving to sintered silver, and adopting the changes needed in the manufacturing process, the opportunity exists to realize significant performance and reliability gains today with current silicon die technology and establish a production platform for optimizing silicon carbide in the very near future.