ACE-AwardsFor the second year in a row, ACE Awards recognize a Vicor breakthrough innovation in power conversion technology

Andover, MA – December 15, 2016 – Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) today announced it has been named a winner in the 2016 UBM Americas ACE Awards in the Power category. The awards program honors the people and companies behind the technologies and products that are changing the world of electronics.
The winners were announced at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, December 7, at the San Jose Convention Center, during the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley. “Vicor’s 48V Direct-to-POL product families exemplify the benefits of the Power Component Design Methodology, equipping designers to architect high performance datacenter solutions – from the power source to the point of load – using modular, building block components,” said Robert Gendron, Vice President, Product Marketing, Vicor Power Components. “This honor from UBM Americas is a testament to our significant investment in power electronics innovation and our continued commitment to helping our customers achieve the highest levels of power performance and design flexibility.” Optimized for system loads (CPUs, GPUs, ASICs, and DDR memory) requiring operating voltages at or below 1.8 Volts at load currents up to hundreds of Amperes, Vicor’s 48V Direct-to-POL product families enable system designers to implement datacenter and distributed power solutions featuring high conversion efficiency and low distribution loss in a fraction of the space required by legacy 12V solutions. Incorporating advances in control, power train and packaging technology, these products comprise non-isolated ZVS Buck-Boost Pre-Regulator modules (PRMs) and isolated Voltage Transformation Modules (VTMs). When configured in a “Factorized Power Architecture,” a PRM receives its input from a 48V distributed bus and delivers a controlled, “factorized” voltage to the input of a VTM. The output voltage of the VTM is the factorized voltage multiplied by a fixed conversion ratio K (e.g. K = 1/40) and the output current of the VTM is 1/K (e.g. 1/K = 40) times the VTM input current. Current multiplication at the POL delivers higher efficiency, density, and bandwidth, all of which are distinguishing attributes of Factorized Power.
“We’re excited to honor this robust group for their dedication to their craft and efforts in bettering the industry for years to come,” said Nina Brown, VP Events, UBM Americas. “The judging panel was given the difficult task of selecting winners from an incredibly talented group of finalists and we’d like to thank all of those participants for their amazing work and also honor their achievements. These awards aim to shine a light on the best in today’s electronics realm and this group is the perfect example of excellence within both an important and complex industry.”
A panel of EE Times and EDN editors narrowed down the entries to three finalists in each category, based on the criteria set forth in an online submission form. Winners are determined from among the finalists by a panel of independent judges.
For more information on the awards program visit http://ubm-ace.com/.

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