SEMIKRON was founded in 1951 by Dr Friedrich Josef Martin (1914-1974). In the space of just a few years, the entrepreneur from Nuremberg had secured important markets in the field of power electronics through founding subsidiary companies in countries including Brazil, France, Italy and England. Today, the family business is in its third generation and has a staff of more than 3,000 people world-wide. With a history more than 60 years of innovation, SEMIKRON has gone from strength to strength. Today SEMIKRON is a global leader in power electronics.