NI buys SET to boost power semiconductors capability

NI announced the acquisition of SET GmbH, a provider of test system for aerospace, defense and power semiconductor.
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SET is headquartered in Wangen, Germany with approximately 100 employees joining NI. Financial details were not disclosed.

Together, the companies will reduce time to market for critical, highly differentiated solutions and accelerate semiconductor-to-transportation supply-chain convergence with power electronic materials such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitrite (GaN).

NI first announced a minority investment in SET in 2020 to help aerospace and defense companies solve development costs and integration challenges.

The acquisition will expand NI’s opportunity in power semiconductor reliability systems for automotive. SET has been innovating on capabilities in the automotive supply chain area of power semiconductors since before NI’s initial partnership in 2020.

“The ability to adequately specify and predict how new technologies behave inside new Electric Vehicles is critical for performance and safety,” said Ritu Favre, EVP and GM of NI Business Units. “SET is a clear innovator in this area as well as an established provider in Avionics testing.”