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Power delivery solution for AI processors wins WEAA award

24 November 2021 Power Electronics / Power Management

The 2021 World Electronics Achievement Award (WEAA) for innovative product of the year, in the power management/voltage converter category, was awarded to Vicor for its FPA (Factorised Power Architecture) lateral power delivery (LPD) solution for high-current AI processors. Vicor was among six companies nominated in this category, including Analog Devices, Power Integrations, Mornsun, SG Micro and ABLIC.

“I would like to thank the Aspencore analyst team for this award and for the recognition of how innovation can change a commoditised power industry into a strategic advantage, in this case for AI processor performance,” said Ajith Jain, global vice president of Vicor’s High Performance Compute business unit.

Full solution board with an MCD4609 MCM driver and a pair of MCM4609 current multipliers.

The World Electronics Achievement Awards aim to select and recognise companies and managers who have made outstanding contributions to the promotion of global electronics innovation. The winners were jointly selected by a committee composed of Aspencore global senior industry analysts and website user groups from the United States, Asia and Europe.

The low-noise, high-current-density 48 V direct-to-load solution maximises the performance of AI processors and reduces board power losses; the solution, consisting of an MCD4609 MCM driver and a pair of MCM4609 current multipliers, provides up to 650 A continuous and 1200 A peak current at the sub-1 V needed by state-of-the-art AI processors.


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