Strategic Export controls are imposed by the UK Government and the European Community. These controls affect our products and many of our overseas markets.

An understanding of the controls and maintenance of compliance is essential. The purpose of these controls is to limit the supply of technology or strategic goods to countries proscribed, principally for reasons of proliferation, security, or terrorism.

For our business it is essential that we comply with the legislation: failure to do so would bring serious penalties for the company and for the individuals concerned.

Each of us must be aware of our own role and ensure that no items are dispatched (remembering that this term now covers the transmission of software or technology by fax, email, telephone or other electronic media and arranging to move goods between third countries) without due clearance and authorisation.

Information is available on how export controls affect your position; make sure you are aware of it.

IXYS UK Westcode Ltd's registered office address is  Langley Park Way, Langley Park, Chippenham, SN15 1GE. UK

IXYS UK Westcode Ltd. is registered at Companies House, Cardiff.

IXYS is now part of Littelfuse. (Jan 2018)

Together, IXYS and Littelfuse will leverage their combined technology portfolios and expertise to enhance customer value.

Since the early part of the 20th Century, the Company has been at the forefront of power semiconductor design. In the early 1920's we introduced the worlds first commercial rectifier and have continued to push ahead bringing ever more advanced power management solutions to market. In almost every corner of the globe IXYS UK products are hard at work keeping industry moving forward.

Supporting a truly worldwide and incredibly diverse market place, IXYS UK Westcode Ltd has evolved into one of the worlds leading manufacturers of very high power semiconductors.

A sincere commitment to our customers and a passion for technical excellence will ensure that our future is every bit as bright as our past.

Our History in Brief

With origins in the mid 1920’s, Westcode Semiconductors began life in London as part of the Westinghouse Brake & Signal Company making copper oxide based semiconductors. Manufacturing started at the Chippenham site in the 1930’s and during the next 30 years the company developed products based on selenium and germanium before silicon power devices were introduced in 1957; technology which is still used in products today. Clean rooms and manufacturing were consolidated into the present purpose built facilities in 1998.

Since its origins as part of the Westinghouse brake and signal company, Westcode Semiconductors Ltd had several owners including Hawker Siddeley and BTR, before its acquisition by the IXYS Corporation in December 2001

In 2012, to reflect a more integrated global presence, Westcode Semiconductors Ltd changed its name to IXYS UK Westcode Ltd., and continues to supply high technology components for a wide range of applications such as; welding, AC and DC drives, rectifier supplies, uninterruptible power supplies, motor soft starts, transportation, induction heating, power conditioning, high energy physics and many other industrial uses.

IXYS has successfully expanded its "high power" centric strategy to become a more diversified supplier of medium to high power, Mixed-Signal IC, Optoelectronic and RF semiconductors. The IXYS group has manufacturing plants in Germany, USA and the UK. With a very well established worldwide sales network, our products fit neatly into the IXYS product portfolio, sitting very much at the high end of the power semiconductor market.



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