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.

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  • High bandwidth conversion
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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.

安普沃尔启动C1轮融资 4500万美元助力新一代半导体产业的扩张与研发

11 月 4, 2021 | Press Release

融资将加速集成稳压器的应用 减少数字经济中的能源足迹

加利福利亚州米尔皮塔斯,2021年10月26日——近日,集成稳压器(IVRs)领域的全球领导者 安普沃尔半导体(Empower Semiconductor), 完成了一笔由聚达创投(Mesh Ventures)发起、由现有投资者三星催化剂基金(Samsung Catalyst Fund)、Ballador和Regal I共同参与的股权融资。此次融资规模达到4500万美元,将进一步加速安普沃尔全球销售团队和运营规模的扩张步伐,并为安普沃尔新一代的集成稳压器 (Empower IVR™)半导体技术的研发提供坚实保障。

聚达创投(Mesh Ventures)的管理合伙人乔国笙(Edward Chyau)表示:“我们很高兴能与安普沃尔展开合作,以推进能源供应方式进行升级与优化。安普沃尔是引领数据中心、通信网络和移动设备转型的领军企业。数字经济的环境足迹正在急剧增长,像安普沃尔这样的创新型高科技公司能够在可持续发展事业中扮演举足轻重的角色。安普沃尔的技术将提升数据传输效率和数据处理速度,为产业生态和数据系统的升级带来更加强有力的动力。”

经过近6年的研发,安普沃尔(Empower)公司最近推出了第一代集成稳压器(IVR)。核心技术使变压、变流器的运行速度比行业竞对快了1000倍,这一点让安普沃尔帮助各类数据中心较少了量级庞大的能源消耗。据估计,截止2025年全球数据中心如采用安普沃尔(Empower)的核心技术,每年节电总量将高达285太瓦时(320亿美元),每年减少1.5亿吨的二氧化碳排放。

安普沃尔(Empower)公司首席执行官蒂姆·菲利普斯(Tim Philip)表示;“在满足数据密集型系统性能需求的同时,将能源消耗保持在最低水平,这需要全新的能源管理解决方案。安普沃尔(Empower)公司的愿景正是为了向更广大的客户提供更专业的解决方案。此次融资会通过加速推进产品规划和生产计划作为发力点,帮助我们更好地满足技术需求,更好地为安普沃尔的合作伙伴及客户提供高品质服务。我们在产业版图中开拓了新的道路,计划在百亿美元级能源管理市场中提供高品质的全新服务。现在,我们将利用这轮融资让计划变成现实。”

关于安普沃尔半导体(Empower Semiconductor

全球范围内数据传输与处理总量呈指数级增长,到2030年,数据中心和通信网络的能源消耗将会占全球电力总需求的17%(1) ,污染、碳排放和成本的增长问题将更加突出。安普沃尔半导体(Empower Semiconductor)致力于“最大限度地减少数字经济的能源足迹”,探索研发全新的全集成式能源管理解决方案,提升系统性能、降低能耗、减少数据密集型应用程序的能源消耗。

传统的能源解决方案涉及众多功能模块,大体积的封装结构、复杂的设计构成、低效的供能方式、漫长的响应时间。安普沃尔半导体(Empower Semiconductor)的专利——集成稳压器(IVR)技术,将数十个组件集成至单个IC中,提高效率,封装面积缩小了10倍,并以简单高效、精准独立的方式通过零分立组件提升能源利用效率。安普沃尔集成稳压器(Empower IVR™) 技术解决了功率密度难题,能够为移动便携设备、可穿戴设备、5G、人工智能和数据中心在内新兴技术应用提供更科学、更绿色的能源解决方案。2020年,我们还增设了电容技术平台,只为进一步解决功率密度问题。作为目前世界上适用于可穿戴设备、移动设备和SoC应用尺寸最小、性能最高且安全稳定的电容器技术平台,E-CAP彻底改变了电容器行业。我们公司总部位于加利福尼亚州硅谷,由经验丰富的电力专家和高管团队领导。

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