Exxelia's components onboard Rover Perseverance

After the InSight probe that landed on the Red Planet on November 26, 2018 with our film capacitors onboard, it is with the Perseverance robot that Exxelia proudly makes its return to Mars!


 

At the end of a seven-month journey, NASA's Perseverance robot has landed on Mars yesterday at 3:55 pm EST. The mission's objective is to search for traces of ancient primitive life on the Red Planet. The robot is equipped with several measuring and sampling instruments, including SuperCam, MEDA and PIXL served by our components: 

  • Transformers and Inductors : SESI, CMC and MPCI series
  • Film capacitors PM94 series
  • Tantalum capacitors CTC21 series
  • Ohmcraft resistors HVD, HVR and CN series

The main objective of SuperCam is to characterize the rocks present on Martian soil. The instrument can perform remote analyzes thanks to its laser and its spectometers, without waiting for the samples to return to earth, all with the aim of detecting any traces of primitive life.

The Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer, known as MEDA, makes weather measurements including wind speed and direction, temperature and humidity. It also measures the amount and size of dust particles in the Martian atmosphere.

PIXL is an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer that provides fine-scale detection and analysis of chemical elements within the rocks and soil.

 

 

 

Published on 19 Feb 2021 by Rebecca Charles

Innovative new products at Electronica 2022 - Booth# A5 - 339

Electronica will take place from November 15th to 18th in Munich, Germany. On our booth #A5 - 339, we will be displaying a bunch of innovative new ranges. EMBEDDED DIVISION - AVIATION / DEFENSE / SPACE   We are proud to show our latest capacitor technology innovation called MML® technology. Miniature Micro-LayerTM Film is a breakthrough in film capacitor technology, with an energy density up to 4 times superior to other film dielectrics. MMLTM innovative technology makes power capacitors smaller, lighter and compatible to higher temperatures. It is perfect for DC link, decoupling, charge-discharge applications. Alongside MML, we will also be exhibiting innovations in magnetics, allowing saving up to 40% weight and 20% volume while dissipating more power. You will also find our new aluminum electrolytic rectangular low profile capacitors named Cubisic SLP and HTLP, our MIL & DSCC tantalum capacitors (newly qualified to reliability level P) as well as our multi-outputs CCM transformers & Dual Active Bridge. But also our components on board the eVTOL.   RAIL & INDUSTRY DIVISION   It is with great joy that we will be exhibiting Alcon capacitors for the first time on our booth. Alcon manufactures film and aluminum electrolytic capacitors that are particularly suitable for locomotives and power electricity charging stations. We will also exhibit film and ceramic capacitors for signaling, and magnetics for rail tracking system, openable current transformer, TFPP transformer and resistors.   MEDICAL DIVISION   Our new Exxelia Micropen branch has an outstanding product offer for medical products that will be showcased at Electronica for the first time ever! Indeed, Exxelia Ohmcraft high voltage resistors are widely used into laboratory equipment such as mass spectrometers or thermocyclers. We will also be showing our Exxelia Micropen unique additive printing technology used extensively for medical disposable material such as endotracheal tubes or surgical ablation tools. You will discover our new range of film components from the Alcon family and our well-known non-magnetic High-Q capacitors for MRI imaging systems, as well as our low profile flyback transformers for implantable devices.  

EXXELIA invests in ALCON ELECTRONICS

PARIS, France and NASHIK, India, January 18th, 2022 – Exxelia, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance passive components and sub-systems, announces that it has completed the majority acquisition of Alcon Electronics on December 29th, 2021. Alcon is a leading Indian designer and manufacturer of catalog and custom-designed film & aluminum electrolytic capacitors, specifically serving the renewable energy, induction heating equipment, medical imaging, power generation, and railways end markets.   Established in 1977 in Nashik, India, Alcon Electronics offers a wide range of film and screw terminal aluminum electrolytic capacitors for power electronic applications. Through continuous innovation and a focus on R&D, Alcon meets the evolving customized requirements and high-quality standards of its products, and enjoys long-standing relationships with both Indian and international clients. Since inception, Alcon has heavily invested in its state-of-the art facility in Nashik, India, becoming a niche-market leader in the country and competing with large international players. With this partnership, Exxelia will benefit from the unique engineering capabilities of Alcon centered around testing & instrumentation equipment, leveraging it extensively within the group.   Paul Maisonnier, Chief Executive Officer of Exxelia, said: “We are excited to have Alcon join the Exxelia family! Alcon is an established, niche-market leader with great technology, very talented and committed teams and deep business and technical knowledge. Thanks to Alcon, we significantly strengthen our film and electrolytic product portfolio, and we gain a foothold in India which will allow us to better seize opportunities in this booming region and support our French customers with regards to their offset obligations”.     Siddharth Sachdev, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Alcon Electronics, added: “Alcon is delighted to be a part of Exxelia, a human-sized passive component group focused on high reliability products for professional markets. We found ourselves sharing common values and vision and we believe that this combination enhances the capabilities of both groups to serve our combined customer base in film & aluminum electrolytic capacitors both in India and globally.”     KPMG India acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Alcon Electronics, and Lincoln International acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Exxelia, for this transaction. On the Legal side, Pioneer Legal, India acted as the legal advisors to Alcon Electronics, and BTG Legal, India acted as the legal advisors to Exxelia.   About Alcon Electronics Alcon Electronics is a leading Indian designer and manufacturer of film & aluminum electrolytic capacitors, with a state-of-the art facility in Nashik, India. The company sells 3 main types of film capacitors: IGBT snubber (direct mounting with different terminals styles to suit all types of IGBT modules), DC Link and Power Film capacitors, and is developing a new product line of AC Capacitors. Alcon serves the power electronic industry globally, especially the renewable energy, induction heating equipment, medical imaging, power generation, and railways end markets. Alcon controls every step of product development in-house and is able to supply customers globally with custom-designed capacitors. For more Information, visit alconelectronics.com