High-speed designs use digital components with very fast edge rates in their output signals which can be subjected to significant distortion and degradation creating high bit-error-rates and lower data throughput.  Insertion and reflection losses, crosstalk and impedance mismatch, are all factors, amongst others, influencing the integrity of a transmitted signal.

Empower’s E-CAP silicon capacitors provide wide bandwidth low impedance highly stable decoupling capacitors capable of being placed close and even integrated into an SoC substrate.

Empower Semiconductor is developing power management solutions enabling full unrestricted speed and performance of the latest xPUs.

  • High power density
  • High bandwidth conversion
  • Low power distribution losses
  • Vertical Power

The ability to process data and perform complex calculations at high speeds has been intensified in recent years by leaps in technologies such as artificial intelligence, 3-D imaging and autonomous driving. These technologies have exacerbated the need for faster and more complex processors and architectures.

Equipment designed to operate within a high magnetic field environment can experience power failures or abnormal operating conditions due to the force the magnetic field imposes on ferromagnetic material-based electronics.

Moreover, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) devices can record false or distorted images due to the inferences from such electronics. Empower’s IVRs regulators use non-ferromagnetic air-core inductors ideal for operating in harsh magnetic environments.

Data being communicated and processed around the globe is rapidly growing, driving the need for a new generation of faster data processing components and elements in data centers and datacom equipment.

Empower Semiconductor offers novel fully integrated power management solutions that both increase performance and solve the power density challenge of space-constrained data-intensive applications.

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System-on-Modules (SOMs) and Computer-on-Modules (CoMs) provide all components of an embedded processing system (processors, communication interfaces, memory blocks, power management, etc.) on a single production-ready printed circuit board (PCB). This modular approach makes them ideal for embedding into a variety of end systems and applications.Empower’s IVRs provide high-density configurable multi-rails regulators enabling rapid and flexible prototyping.

Chiplet architectures are rapidly gaining popularity over monolithic designs in developing complex SoCs. While providing increased performance, design flexibility and upgradability, they do, however, require more complex power management and PCB routing.

Empower’s IVRs can be integrated as an additional chiplet into an SoC increasing the power delivery efficiency and simplifying PCB routing.

Empower Semiconductor Eyes Future Success in $6 Billion IVR Market, Timothy Phillips is Promoted to President and CEO

Feb 3, 2020 | Press Release

Milpitas, Calif., February 3, 2020 — Empower Semiconductor, the Integrated Voltage Regulator (IVR) world leader, today announced the appointment of Timothy Phillips, 47, as President and Chief Executive Officer.

          Mr. Phillips has an impressive track record of delivering profitable results while building innovative power management businesses over his 25-year career in the semiconductor industry.   Tim has been serving Empower as COO and SVP of Sales and Marketing following co-founding the company in 2014.   Previously Tim served as VP of North America for Infineon, where he was responsible for more than $600M in annual sales. Prior to joining Infineon, Tim was VP & General Manager of the Enterprise Power BU at International Rectifier.  Tim earned both his MBA and BSEE from the University of Rhode Island. He holds thirteen US patents with several others pending.

          “Tim is a proven industry leader who has demonstrated his ability to successfully drive businesses to achieve customer and shareholder value,” said Gene Sheridan, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Empower’s board of directors. “We look forward to the next stage for Empower Semiconductor under Tim’s leadership.  His impressive market knowledge and track record coupled with our world class technology make this an exciting time for Empower.”

         
          “I am honored to be able to lead Empower through this next stage of product and customer development as we launch our new IVR products to market” said Phillips. “It is a great opportunity to build on the groundwork of the incredible Empower team and service our customers as we look to ramp our products in production.”

Phillips further commented, “Empower’s technology smashes through the efficiency, density and cost limits of today’s power management solutions, enabling a breakthrough in performance and size that are being demanded in the mobility, 5G, data center and AI markets.  We expect to lead this power management disruption in addressing this $6B market.”

About Empower Semiconductor

The exponential increase in the amount of data being communicated and processed around the globe is driving the energy consumption of datacenters and communications networks to 17% of total electricity demand worldwide by 2030(1), dramatically increasing pollution, carbon emissions and cost.  Empower Semiconductor was founded with the mission to “minimize the energy footprint of the digital economy” by developing novel fully integrated power management solutions that both increase the performance and reduce power consumption of energy-hungry, data-intensive applications.

Traditional power solutions require dozens of discrete components with big footprints, complex designs and deliver power inefficiently with poor response times and inaccuracies. Empower Semiconductor’s patented IVR technology integrates dozens of components into a single IC increasing efficiency, shrinking footprints by 10x and delivering power with unprecedented simplicity, speed & accuracy and with zero discrete components. The Empower IVR™ technology solves the power density challenge to address a wide range of applications including mobile, wearables, 5G, AI, and data centers. In 2020 the capacitor technology platform was added to further address power density. E-CAP revolutionized the capacitor industry as the world’s smallest, highest performing, and incredibly reliable capacitor for wearables, mobile, and SoC applications. The company is based in Milpitas, CA and is led by a team of highly experienced power experts and executives.

  1. Nature, “How to stop data centres from gobbling up the world’s electricity”, September 12, 2018

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