Empower Semiconductor Showcases Cutting-Edge Power Management Solutions at TSMC Open Innovation Summit | News

MILPITAS, Calif., January 11, 2022 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Empower Semiconductor, Inc., the world leader in integrated voltage regulators (IVR), participated in the invitation of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC, NYSE: TSM) to showcase their company and technology at the TSMC Open Innovation Summit (OIS) at Santa Clara, California to Tuesday, January 11, 2022. Empower uniquely uses TSMC’s advanced CMOS processes to deliver the industry’s smallest, fastest, most power-efficient, and most integrated power management ICs, enabling enormous saving system space and energy.

TSMC OIS brings together a small, select group of TSMC’s emerging start-up partners and more established customers, electronics distributors, venture capitalists, and ODM/OEM system companies. The objective of the summit is to encourage dialogue leading to commercial and/or technical collaborations, technical licenses and joint ventures that would benefit the participating parties. Empower Semiconductor presented its Integrated Voltage Regulator (IVR) series and its E-Cap™ silicon capacitor technology.

By switching voltages and currents up to 1,000 times faster than existing solutions, Empower’s IVR products provide data centers with significant energy savings not previously possible. It is estimated that the adoption of IVRs by data centers around the world would result in annual electricity savings of up to 285 TWh by 2025 ($32 billion), or 150 million tonnes of carbon dioxide each year. Empower’s E-CAP technology can be the ideal replacement for MLCC products as a power supply bypass capacitor in low-voltage and packaged DC/DC voltage regulators for SoCs and CPUs. This silicon capacitor technology exhibits superior stability with no DC or AC bias derating, no temperature derating, and no significant aging effects. Combined with ultra-low ESL (

The event follows Empower’s recent announcements of volume production of its first-generation IVR as well as a $45 million investment to further accelerate the global expansion of its sales force and operational footprint, as well as to fund the development of next-generation Empower IVR™ semiconductor technology.

Presentation at the OIS, Tim Phillips, Founder and CEO of Empower Semiconductor, said, “This is an exciting time for Empower Semiconductor as we continue to demonstrate execution and commercialization of the most innovative power management technologies to date with our Empower IVR and E-CAP product families. financial backing and a deeply innovative team, combined with our close commercial and technical collaboration with industry leaders like TSMC, enable Empower to set the performance benchmarks in the industry.”

TSMC Open Innovation Summit Tuesday, January 11, 2022


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Recent Empower Announcements:

Global Distribution and Customer Support: Empower Semiconductor Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Mouser Electronics to Provide Next-Generation IVR Technology (news)

Short lead times: The world’s smallest and fastest voltage regulators are now in production with lead times of 10 weeks (news)

Major funding: Empower announces a $45 million Series C1 financing to fund global expansion and development of next-generation semiconductors (news)

Leadership: Empower welcomes Edward Chyau, Managing Partner of Mesh Ventures to its Board of Directors. Extensive experience supports the mission to minimize the energy footprint of the digital economy (news)

About Empower Semiconductor

The exponential increase in the amount of data communicated and processed worldwide brings the energy consumption of data centers and communication networks to 17% of total electricity demand in the world by 2030(1) , dramatically increasing pollution, carbon emissions and costs. Empower Semiconductor was founded with a mission to “minimize the energy footprint of the digital economy” by developing new, fully integrated power management solutions that increase performance and reduce power consumption for power-hungry applications. and data intensive.

Traditional power solutions require dozens of discrete components with large 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, reducing footprints by 10, and delivering power with unprecedented simplicity, speed, and precision without any components discreet. Empower IVR™ technology solves the power density challenge to meet a wide range of applications including mobile, wearables, 5G, AI and data centers. In 2020, the capacitor technology platform was added to better address power density. E-CAP has revolutionized the capacitor industry as the world’s smallest, highest performing and most reliable capacitor for wearable, mobile and SoC applications. The company is based in Silicon Valley, California, and is led by a team of highly experienced electrical experts and executives.

(1) Nature, “How to stop data centers from gobbling up global electricity”, september 2018


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