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Powerbox Wins Power System Product of the Year Award in Recognition of its Technical Prowess in Power Supply Design
Posted: 2017-12-13

Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for four decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, has won the Power System Product of the Year category in the prestigious Elektra Awards for 2017, run by leading UK magazine Electronics Weekly. At a special awards evening in London on December 6, Powerbox’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Patrick Le Fèvre accepted the award from Hal Cruttenden, famous comedian, actor and master of ceremonies on behalf of Electronics Weekly. The Elektra Awards’ Power System Product of the year award is presented to the power product that demonstrates technical capabilities and usefulness that differentiate it from competitive products. Judges looked for evidence of product performance presented in numbers and/or design applications. Judging criteria also looked for new topologies and architectures, use of materials, advanced semiconductor technologies and packaging.

Powerbox’s winning entry, the GB350, is a 350W buck converter that is used to power equipment in medical and industrial applications such as MRI scanners and particle accelerators. Faced with the challenge of designing a unit that operates actually within an MRI scanner, engineers at Powerbox did away with magnetic cores altogether and created a unit with air-cored inductors. Four-phase switching at 600kHz, a total of 2.4MHz, allows the air cores to work, and a digital processor manages everything from switching parameters to output voltage characterization. The GB350 is a very clever and elegant solution to a long standing but never previously solved problem - a true first.

Judges praised Powerbox for its “creative thinking” in solving this thorny problem.

Le Fèvre says: “We are very pleased to accept this award. It is industry recognition of Powerbox’s technical know-how and its ability to solve problems and create power supply solutions that previously have been regarded as almost unachievable.”

Martin Sjöstrand, CEO at Powerbox says: “Powerbox is delighted to win this award, a great accolade that recognises our engineers’ commitment to developing power solutions for difficult locations and applications. In this particular instance it reflects the company’s commitment to developing advanced power solutions for medical applications, contributing to the United Nation Sustainable Development Goal number 3 ‘Good Health and Well-Being’. That human aspect makes the award even more enjoyable and rewarding.”

About Elektra Awards
The Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards are the high point of the year for the European electronics industry. Established as the best promotional platform to celebrate the achievements of individuals and companies across Europe, they present best-practice in key areas including, innovation, sales growth and employee motivation. An independent panel of judges have assessed the quality of all entries and the winners announced at the Awards Ceremony taking place on Wednesday 6 December 2017 at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane.

About Powerbox
Founded in 1974, with headquarters in Sweden and operations in 15 countries across four continents, Powerbox serves customers all around the globe. The company focuses on four major markets - industrial, medical, transportation/railway and defense - for which it designs and markets premium quality power conversion systems for demanding applications. Powerbox’s mission is to use its expertise to increase customers’ competitiveness by meeting all of their power needs. Every aspect of the company’s business is focused on that goal, from the design of advanced components that go into products, through to high levels of customer service. Powerbox is recognized for technical innovations that reduce energy consumption and its ability to manage full product lifecycles while minimizing environmental impact.


ON Semiconductor Recognized on the Ethisphere Institute’s 2017 List of Attorneys Who Matter
Posted: 2017-11-5
Sonny Cave Commended for His Contribution to Raising the Profile of Corporate Ethics and Integrity in the Business Community

ON Semiconductor announced that Sonny Cave, executive vice president, general counsel, chief compliance and ethics officer, chief risk officer and corporate secretary, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2017 Attorneys Who Matter. Attorneys Who Matter represent all areas of practice including federal agencies, in-house counsel, top ethics and compliance officers of major companies and outside counsel.

The Attorneys Who Matter recipients raise the bar for ethical behavior in their industries and boast a commendable track record of public service, legal community engagement and academic involvement.

“I am humbled and grateful to be recognized by Ethisphere for this tremendous honor,” said Cave. “While the industry and environment in which many of us work is quite fluid and continuously changing in the modern world, conducting business operations ethically and responsibly is a constant that is critical to the long term success of any organization. At ON Semiconductor, compliance and ethics is an integral part of our culture and core values of respect, integrity and initiative. I am proud of the way that our comprehensive compliance and risk management programs strengthen our foundation as a company and to me as a professional.”

“Each year, we watch the bar rise for corporate ethics and compliance through our research around the World’s Most Ethical Companies,” said Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. “This continuous, year-over-year advancement is due, in-part, to the legal profession and those who are committed to moving businesses forward with integrity like those listed on the 2017 Attorneys Who Matter.

We congratulate Sonny Cave, who understands the importance of ethics in business and leading by example.”

Cave was also recently recognized by the University of Colorado Law School as a recipient of their 2018 alumni awards. This Distinguished Achievement – Corporate Counsel distinction is based on his contributions to the legal profession, service to his community and dedication to his law school. All honorees of the 2018 alumni awards will be honored at an Alumni Awards Banquet on March 8, 2018 at the university campus.

About the Ethisphere Institute

The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies® recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with the Ethisphere Magazine. Ethisphere is also the leading provider of independent verification of corporate ethics and compliance programs that include: Ethics Inside® Certification, Compliance Leader Verification™ and Anti-Corruption Program Verification™. More information about Ethisphere can be found at:

ON Semiconductor CEO Named as a Most Admired Leader
Posted: 2017-9-27
Keith Jackson Takes Company to Next Level Under His Steadfast Leadership and Dedication to Excellence

ON Semiconductor, today announced that Keith Jackson, president and CEO, has been named as a Most Admired Leader by the Phoenix Business Journal. Jackson has been instrumental in driving business excellence and best-in-class processes since joining the company 14 years ago. Under Jackson’s leadership, ON Semiconductor has generated tremendous value for all its stakeholders, including customers, communities, employees and shareholders.

ON Semiconductor has adopted a mission of delivering high quality, energy efficient solutions to solve its customers’ electronics design challenges with a world-class supply chain and ethical culture committed to global corporate social responsibility. Sustainability activity and goals throughout the business form part of the fabric of its corporate and social responsibility program and ethics. These provide good examples of what the manufacturing sector can and should do in this area.

As such, ON Semiconductor has been named, for two consecutive years, as a Forbes America’s Best Employer and a “World’s Most Ethical Company” by the Ethisphere Institute. Jackson also was named a Supply Chain Pro to Know by Supply and Demand Chain Executive. During his tenure, ON Semiconductor completed 13 acquisitions and increased revenue by more than $3 billion annually.

“I am humbled and honored to be recognized by the Business Journal,” said Jackson. “It is through the hard work and dedication of over 30,000 employees around the world that our company and leaders continue to be recognized for our successes. I am proud to work alongside such outstanding and driven talent.”

Jackson has over 30 years of semiconductor industry experience. Before joining ON Semiconductor, he was with Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, serving as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Analog, Mixed Signal, and Configurable Products Groups beginning in 1998, and, more recently, was head of its Integrated Circuits Group. From 1996 to 1998, he served as President and a member of the board of directors of Tritech Microelectronics in Singapore, a manufacturer of analog and mixed signal products. From 1986 to 1996, Jackson worked for National Semiconductor Corporation, most recently as Vice President and General Manager of the Analog and Mixed Signal division. He also held various positions at Texas Instruments Incorporated, including engineering and management positions, from 1973 to 1986. Jackson currently serves on the board of directors of Veeco Instruments, Inc., and has served on the board of directors of the Semiconductor Industry Association since 2008.

“Keith is a unique CEO who couples an engineering and innovative technology mindset. His leadership of our company has transformed us from a standard, commodity device supplier to a solutions based provider with leading differentiated technologies,” said Bill Schromm, executive vice president and chief operating officer. “His awareness of the customer and their challenges goes far beyond simply supplying products. Keith’s tenacity and diligence in such a cyclical industry are unprecedented and have taken our company to new heights by providing unparalleled support for employees and partners alike.”

Inventronics Announces CEO Succession with Marshall Miles to Lead Company
Posted: 2017-8-15

Inventronics announced today that the board of directors unanimously chose Marshall Miles as the company’s new chief executive officer. Miles will succeed Gary Hua who is stepping down as CEO but will retain the position of chairman of the board and devote his time as chief technical officer.

“I am both humbled and honored by this opportunity. I have worked with Gary at various companies and in various capacities for over 18 years. It is exciting to continue this relationship even as the roles change yet again. We have a great team at Inventronics and I am going to be working to make sure they have every opportunity to succeed,” said Miles.

Miles joined Inventronics in 2009 as vice president of business development. During Inventronics formative years, he led the international business development while contributing to the strategic direction of the company. To meet the demands of rapidly growing global sales, he established subsidiaries in the United States and Europe to provide better customer service, technical support and local inventory in these key regions. His leadership and execution has helped establish the company as a premier supplier of LED drivers serving customers in over 50 different countries.

Hua noted, “With the company successfully going public, it was the right time for a smooth transition. I’ve had the opportunity to work with Marshall for many years and am confident in his ability to drive Inventronics’ success in the future.”

Miles has well over 30 years of experience in the technical sector. He has spent more than 25 years in the field of power electronics and is a past board member and president of the Power Sources Manufacturers Association. Miles earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at the University of Oklahoma, a master of business administration degree from Oklahoma City University and a master’s degree in electrical engineering at Clemson University.

ON Semiconductor Wins 2017 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award
Posted: 2017-7-31
IoT Development Kit (IDK) Honored for Exceptional Innovation

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, announced today that the IoT Development Kit (IDK) has won a 2017 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award from IoT Evolution magazine and IoT Evolution World, the leading magazine and website covering Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies.

The IDK is a fully configurable platform that enables engineers to design and offer differentiated IoT products and systems for a broad range of end applications, including smart home/building, smart city, industrial automation and mHealth.

"We are excited to have the IDK recognized as a top product of the year for IoT Evolution," said Wiren Perera, who heads IoT at ON Semiconductor. "ON Semiconductor continues to drive the progression of IoT by providing energy efficient hardware and software elements, coupled with the node to cloud platforms to enable design engineers to evaluate, prototype, and deploy IoT products and solutions to market with greater speed and efficiency, and with fewer design iterations."

The IDK baseboard features ON Semiconductor's advanced NCS36510 system-on-chip (SoC), with a 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M3 core running the ARM mbedTM OS. By attaching different daughter cards to the IDK baseboard, a wealth of connectivity (SIGFOX, Ethernet, 802.15.4 based radios enabling ZigBee and Thread protocols, etc.), sensor (motion, ambient light, proximity, heart rate, etc.) and actuator (stepper, brushless motor drivers, LED drivers) options can be added to the system. This means that compromises do not have to be made and the most suitable technology for a specific application can be chosen.

The hardware is complemented by an Eclipse-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that includes a C++ compiler, debugger and code editor. Design engineers are further supported in their evaluation and product development via a comprehensive set of application examples, use cases and related libraries. In addition to the default cloud software platform, support for industry standard cloud connectivity protocols (MQTT and REST) allow utilization of other widely used IoT cloud service providers.

"The solutions selected for the IoT Evolution Product of Year Award reflect the diverse range of innovation driving the machine to machine market today. It is my honor to congratulate ON Semiconductor for their innovative work and superior contribution to the rapidly evolving IoT industry," said Carl Ford, CEO of Crossfire Media, a co-publisher of IoT Evolution.

"It is my pleasure to recognize the IDK, an advanced solution that earned ON Semiconductor the 2017 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "I look forward to seeing more innovation from ON Semiconductor in the future."

The winners of the 2017 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award will be published in the next issue of IoT Evolution magazine.

Advanced Energy Acquires Excelsys Technologies, Strengthening its Specialty Power Portfolio
Posted: 2017-7-5

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc., a global leader in precision power, today announced it has acquired Excelsys Holdings Limited (Excelsys), a privately held company based in Cork, Ireland. Excelsys designs and manufactures high efficiency and highly reliable power supplies for a variety of industrial markets. Its modular and user-configurable technology brings new and differentiated capabilities to Advanced Energy’s existing product portfolio. This new product line allows Advanced Energy® (AE®) to expand its addressable market ─ offering new applications and serving a larger worldwide customer base.

"Today's acquisition of Excelsys is part of our ongoing strategy to grow and diversify our industrial business by adding new power products and applications to our robust portfolio,” said Yuval Wasserman, President and CEO. "With a complementary platform of electronic power supplies for mission-critical applications, Excelsys joins our Specialty Power organization ─ increasing our presence in new areas within medical equipment, metrology, lasers and general industrial applications.”

“We are excited to join Advanced Energy, a global leader in precision power conversion,” said Gary Duffy Excelsys leader and former CEO. “Through the combined companies, our customers will now have access to a host of additional value-added products and services as we work together to expand Advanced Energy’s leading, competitive position worldwide and maintain the high levels of reliability and customer service.” 

Under the terms of the agreement, Advanced Energy has acquired Excelsys in an all-cash transaction for 15.5 million Euros. Excelsys’ 2016 audited revenues were 10.2 million Euros and the acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive to earnings. Further transaction terms were not disclosed.

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ON Semiconductor Wins Gold Stevie® American Business Award for Large Manufacturing Company of the Year
Posted: 2017-6-16

 ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ON), driving energy efficient innovations, is proud to announce that it is has been named the winner of the Gold Stevie® Award for Large Manufacturing Company of the Year in The 15th Annual American Business AwardsSM (ABAs). The ABAs are the premier business awards program in the United States, and open to all public and private organizations.

"This award highlights ON Semiconductor's ability to gain market share and to stay ahead of the industry growth curve," says Keith Jackson, president and CEO of ON Semiconductor. "In order to succeed in this fast-paced environment, we have scaled both in terms of our technology portfolio and ability to innovate with a solutions-based approach that allows customers to focus efforts on their own core competencies, providing them with faster time to market."

ON Semiconductor delivers high quality, energy efficient solutions to solve its customers' electronics designs challenges with a world-class supply chain and ethical culture committed to global corporate social responsibility. In 2016, the company shipped more than 55 billion units through its global logistics network and delivered products with greater than 95 percent average on time delivery to requested dates for all key customers.

More than 3,600 nominations from private and public organizations of all sizes were submitted this year.

"Each year the judges find the quality and variety of the nominations to be greater than the year before. The 2017 competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2017 Stevie winners are available at

Venable Instruments Awarded Patent for Digital Frequency Response Analyzer Technology
Posted: 2017-5-5
Venable Instruments, a leading provider of stability testing and measurement instruments for power supply design, has received a patent for its Digital Frequency Response Analyzer (DFRA) technology.

The new patent, US 9,562,951, is titled, “DIGITAL FREQUENCY RESPONSE ANALYSIS SYSTEM AND METHOD USEFUL FOR POWER SUPPLIES.” The technology is incorporated into Venable’s Model 8800 Series of DFRAs. The Model 8800 Series DFRAs are the only instruments commercially available that can measure the plant of a digitally-controlled feedback loop directly and accurately. 


The timing of the patent is pivotal, as forces driving digital adoption continue to accelerate.  Application-critical environments demand data accuracy, and until now, existing digital loop measurement techniques could only provide an estimated prediction, not a direct plant measurement.

The analyzer utilizes a digital “Sync” signal to provide synchronization between analog and digital hardware. The Model 8800 performs simultaneous analysis on both analog input channels and the digital target processor, reliably capturing all data. The Model 8800 Series offers a broad and growing range of supported processors, and is available in 5MHz, 20MHz and 40MHz options.Flexible by design, the Model 8800 Series digital interface can be disabled, via software, to use the analyzer in a standard two-channel, analog-only configuration.

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ON Semiconductor Named One of the 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute
Posted: 2017-4-22
Two-time recipient of designation signifying companies who lead with integrity and align principle with action

ON Semiconductor Corporation has been named a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. This designation recognizes organizations that align principle with action by working tirelessly to make integrity part of their corporate DNA. These efforts shape future industry standards by introducing tomorrow’s best practices today.

“As the landscape of the semiconductor industry remains fluid and continuously consolidating, the ability to consistently demonstrate ethical operations and culture remains critical to business operations,” said Keith Jackson, ON Semiconductor president and chief executive officer. “The key factor to outpacing competitors is to stay true to a foundation built on integrity and accountability. Leveraging our ethical practices is one of our biggest differentiators. I want to personally thank all of our employees for their dedication to maintaining a strong corporate culture of compliance and ethics and for embedding ethical standards in every aspect of their jobs.”

“I am proud of our achievements as a two-time designee of this honor,” said Sonny Cave, ON Semiconductor executive vice president, general counsel, chief compliance and ethics officer, chief risk officer and corporate secretary. “This is a testament to the strength of our core values and steadfast dedication to our ethical foundation. Employees, customers and suppliers have seen the evidence of our actions, which continually reinforce the fact that they are doing business with a company that has high standards and a culture of compliance.”

ON Semiconductor is one of only six companies being honored in the Electronics and Semiconductors category, highlighting its leadership among global companies in ethical business standards and practices. ON Semiconductor attributes this prestigious recognition to its longstanding and active pursuit of the total alignment of all business objectives with exercising the utmost care and commitment to ethical stewardship, across the entire organization of more than 30,000 employees in 31 countries. Starting with the CEO and the chief compliance and ethics officer, spanning to the executive leadership team and to every employee, the principles of compliance, ethics and corporate social responsibility are modeled from the top and instilled in each employee, in accordance with ON Semiconductor’s core values of respect, integrity and initiative. A strong foundation in compliance and ethics stemming from the company’s Board of Directors that is echoed throughout an organization, results in trust from customers and partners, who count on the company to be honest and equitable, regardless of macroeconomic factors.

“Being recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company is important not only to ON Semiconductor’s employees and our corporate culture, but to our customers and suppliers as well,” said Paul Rolls, executive vice president global sales and marketing. “Awards such as this one further strengthen our company’s brand and reputation which further validates our customer’s decision to do business with us. As a World’s Most Ethical Company, we have a business advantage over others in our industry.”

Methodology and Scoring

The World's Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient ® (EQ) framework which offers a quantitative way to assess a company’s performance in an objective, consistent and standardized way. The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies, rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance and ethics.

Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35%), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20%), culture of ethics (20%), governance (15%) and leadership, innovation and reputation (10%) and provided to all companies who participate in the process.

ON Semiconductor is also a full member, active participant and benchmarking leader of the Electronics Industry Citizens Coalition.


The full list of the 2017 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found at

About the Ethisphere Institute

The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with the publication of Ethisphere Magazine. More information about Ethisphere can be found at:

About ON Semiconductor

ON Semiconductor is driving energy efficient innovations, empowering customers to reduce global energy use. The company is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based solutions, offering a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient power management, analog, sensors, logic, timing, connectivity, discrete, SoC and custom devices. The company’s products help engineers solve their unique design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, medical, aerospace and defense applications. ON Semiconductor operates a responsive, reliable, world-class supply chain and quality program, a robust compliance and ethics program, and a network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and design centers in key markets throughout North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions. For more information, visit

Powerbox proudly joins the U.N. Global Compact Initiative
Posted: 2017-3-21
Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for four decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, and actively engaged in the development of sustainable power solutions, has become a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiative. As such, Powerbox pledges to support and promote the Compact’s 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption.

Powerbox’s environment, social and governance (ESG) commitment begins with the company’s value system and a principled approach to doing business. This means operating in ways that at a minimum, meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. By incorporating the Global Compact principles into Powerbox strategies, policies and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity, it not only upholds its basic responsibilities to people and the planet, but is also sewing the seeds for long-term, sustainable success.

“The future is about power. Electrical power is the energy efficient infrastructure through which we create solutions for generations to come. We support everything from sustainable transportation and automation to tomorrow’s healthcare.” says Martin Sjöstrand, Powerbox’s C.E.O. “Joining the U.N. Global Compact reflects Powerbox’s commitment to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable future by solving demanding power challenges in selected segments.”

Powerbox places the environment and sustainable development at the forefront of everything that it does. In its product development, manufacturing, supply, sourcing and operations it is constantly implementing technologies and processes that reduce energy consumption and other environmental impacts.

“Our promise is that we will act as good global corporate citizens and actively contribute to the shaping of a better common future in every way, embracing environmental, social and governance aspects.” says Patrick Le Fèvre, C.M.C.O and Powerbox’s Sustainability Ambassador. “In our way of working we have changed our behavior and have implemented, from the very complex to the simple, activities to reduce our environmental impact and to contribute to a truly sustainable society.”

The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact
The UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles are derived from: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labor Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.

ON Semiconductor Appoints Osamu Takiguchi to Lead the Japan Sales and Marketing Organization
Posted: 2017-3-3
Takiguchi concurrently serves as the corporate vice president of Japan regional sales to accelerate deployment of the corporate global strategy in Japan

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, announced that Osamu Takiguchi joins the company as president and representative director of ON Semiconductor Japan, Ltd. to lead and manage the sales and marketing operations in Japan. Takiguchi is also concurrently serving as the corporate vice president of Japan regional sales in order to expand its Japan business and align with corporate strategies in key markets.

“Takiguchi brings more than 30 years of semiconductor industry experience to our company in design engineering and sales. He is effective in engaging in the global marketplace and will further strengthen our footprint in Japan with our valued customers,” said Paul Rolls, executive vice president sales and marketing for ON Semiconductor. “Takiguchi will be integral to our strategy in Japan and will further drive total solutions in our focus markets of automotive and industrial.”

The company has invested in the Japan market and the investment in Japan has played an important role in driving the company’s global strategy focusing on automotive, industrial, IoT and power conversion and motor control segments. The investment includes design centers for product development, manufacturing facilities, a solution engineering center and fault analysis capability in Japan to establish a reliable environment for its Japanese customers base.

“I look forward to strengthening the partnerships with our customers by continuing to demonstrate our value-add in the Japanese market,” said Takiguchi. “We have a strong, broad product portfolio and are a unique company in the country offering full solutions to our customers. Our strong customer service and responsive supply chain stand out in our industry.”

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Powerbox joins the Power Sources Manufacturers Association
Posted: 2017-3-2
Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for four decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, has announced its membership to the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA).

Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for four decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, has announced its membership to the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA).

In this fast changing world, the power supply industry has had to become very dynamic, a situation requiring high levels of collaboration within the industry. Since it was founded in 1985, the Power Sources Manufacturers Association has striven to advance the interests of the power supply industry through educational programs, technical forums, networking, conference sponsorship and publications.

Developing very advanced products for demanding applications in medical, industrial, transportation and defense areas, Powerbox sees PSMA as a unique collaboration “hub” in which to share knowledge and to contribute to the development of future technologies, and in doing so decrease energy consumption and the global carbon footprint.

“IoT, Industry 4.0, new safety standards and energy efficiency regulations are just a few of the areas in which power supply manufacturers are challenged on a daily basis when developing new products” said Patrick Le Fèvre, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at Powerbox. “In a global business environment, the sharing of knowledge and best practices is key to meeting customers’ expectations in order to arrive at the most efficient technology platforms that conform with the latest standards and regulations.”

As part of its membership to PSMA, Powerbox is an active member of the Energy Efficiency Committee.

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About PSMA

With nearly 200 global company members, the PSMA encourages technological and marketing developments in power products, and educates the industry, academia and government agencies on the value and use of all types of power sources including power supplies, modules and transformers.

About Powerbox

Founded in 1974, with headquarters in Sweden and operations in 15 countries across four continents, Powerbox serves customers all around the globe. The company focuses on four major markets - industrial, medical, transportation/railway and defense - for which it designs and markets premium quality power conversion systems for demanding applications. Powerbox’s mission is to use its expertise to increase customers’ competitiveness by meeting all of their power needs. Every aspect of the company’s business is focused on that goal, from the design of advanced components that go into products, through to high levels of customer service. Powerbox is recognized for technical innovations that reduce energy consumption and its ability to manage full product lifecycles while minimizing environmental impact.


Powerbox Group promotes Patrick Le Fèvre to Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Posted: 2016-12-17

Powerbox International AB has promoted Patrick Le Fèvre, its Marketing and Communication Director, to the role of Chief Marketing and Communications Officer (CMCO). In an extension of his responsibilities to promote Powerbox standard and custom products and solutions, starting 1stof January 2017, Le Fèvre will be responsible for marketing custom power solutions from Eplax, a German company acquired by Powerbox in May 2016, and for the products designed by the former Power Technics BV, the Dutch business whose assets were purchased by Powerbox in April 2016. He remains part of the Powerbox corporate business team and reports to the group CEO, Martin Sjöstrand.

Sjöstrand said, “Patrick’s experience and dedication to the power industry, and his passion for energy efficiency and environmental responsibility, have created outstandingly positive outcomes from his marketing work for Powerbox. In the view of the Board, his skills and commitment are going to prove equally valuable to the new assets we have acquired during 2016. I congratulate him on this advancement and I am confident that his success to date will be replicated across the group.”

Le Fèvre commented, “Working closely with product management and R&D over the last year has revealed a level of innovation in Powerbox that I’ve rarely experienced in my 25 years in the power industry. What’s more, the company directs these efforts to the two most important aspects of power conversion for our customers: energy efficiency and short time-to-market, even for the most complex, custom power solutions. This philosophy extends to all product development so I am looking forward to the challenge of consolidating our marketing efforts throughout the group.”

Patrick Le Fèvre is an international marketer and engineer who has worked in power electronics for over two decades. He’s a well-known and highly respected presenter at industry conferences and his writing, particularly with respect to clean energy, has been published over 200 times in leading trade media publications and web sites.

Patrick Le Fèvre held senior marketing and communication roles at Ericsson Power Modules for 20 years before joining Powerbox in November 2015.


Excelsys Technologies Joins Growing Ranks of PMBus™ Adopters
Posted: 2016-2-18
As full member of System Management Interface Form (SMIF), company adds its expertise to promote adoption of the PMBus™ open-architecture communications protocol; plans to extend PMBus interface beyond existing offering on its Xsolo product line

February 16, 2016—Excelsys Technologies, a leader in high-efficiency power supply design, has signed the PMBus adopter agreement and is now a full member of the Systems Management Interface Forum (SMIF). Excelsys currently offers the PMBus interface on its Xsolo series of 1U, single-output power supply units (PSUs). In becoming a full member, the company aims to expand its role in the development of future standardized digital power management platforms.
“We are excited to become a SMIF member, which allows us to join forces and share ideas with other top electronics companies and customers who have adopted the PMBus standard,” says Gary Duffy, Excelsys Technologies’ Chief Executive Officer.  “Adopting this open industry standard will facilitate power management at the systems level and will enable us to offer new features and functionality in upcoming product introductions."

Typical applications for Excelsys power supplies include industrial applications, such as test and measurement, automation, semiconductor production, robotics, printing equipment and lasers, and medical imaging and diagnostic equipment. As a world-class power supply manufacturer, Excelsys has a global applications team to support and assist customers with their specific system needs.

About PMBus

The Power Management Bus (PMBus) is an open-standard digital power management protocol: simple, standard, flexible, extensible, and easy to program for. The PMBus command language enables communication between components of a power system: CPUs, power supplies, power converters, and more.  For more information, please go to the website and download an Introduction to PMBus

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Excelsys Awarded Engineers Ireland CPD Accreditation
Posted: 2015-2-20
World-class power supply manufacturer awarded the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) standard in recognition of its investment in maintaining in technology and sustainability.

February 19, 2015 — Excelsys Technologies is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded the CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Accredited Employer standard by Engineers Ireland. Excelsys, a leading power supply manufacturer and designer of high efficiency, low profile power supplies for a variety of markets, recognizes the value of CPD as essential in achieving growth and success.

Commenting on the achievement, John Power, Chartered Engineer and Director General of Engineers Ireland said, “Investment in professional development is essential for engineering organizations to gain a competitive edge and achieve results on both a local and international level. Well done to all those at Excelsys who have dedicated time and resources into securing the CPD Accredited Employer status.”

Speaking about the award, Gary Duffy, Excelsys CEO said, “We have an uncompromising commitment to maintaining technology leadership and ensuring employees are equipped with training in sustainability issues. Our employees play a vital role in the organization’s success and it is important that they are fully involved in delivering the group’s organizational vision and goals. The Engineers Ireland CPD framework provides support to assist us in achieving these goals. And we are proud to be accredited.”

Excelsys Technologies is a world-class power supply manufacturer supplying best-in-class products to the world’s leading OEM’s. They are market leaders in high efficiency, high reliability, AC/DC power supplies serving medical, industrial and hi rel industry segments.

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Cree SiC MOSFET Wins EDN Hot 100 Products Award
Posted: 2015-1-3

December 3, 2014 – Cree, Inc., a leading global supplier of silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) wafers and devices, announces that EDN has named its 1200V, 25mΩ SiC MOSFET (C2M0025120D) as one of the “100 Hot Products of 2014.” The 2014 EDN Hot 100 Award recognizes the electronics industry’s most significant products of the year based on innovation, significance, usefulness, and popularity.

Cree’s C2M0025120D is the industry’s first commercially available 1200V SiC MOSFET with an RDS(ON) of 25mΩ in an industry standard TO-247-3 package. Based on Cree’s proven C2M™ SiC MOSFET technology, the new device has a pulsed current rating (IDS Pulse) of 250A, which makes it suitable for pulsed power applications, and a positive temperature coefficient, which allows the devices to be paralleled to achieve even higher power levels. Additionally, the higher switching frequency of the new MOSFET can help design engineers reduce the size, weight, cost, and complexity of power systems in applications including: PV inverters, high voltage DC/DC converters, induction heating systems, EV charging systems, and medical CT applications. The new MOSFET has already been proven to provide a 5X reduction in switching losses, higher power density, and improved thermal characteristics in medical CT applications, as well as to reduce installation costs for rooftop PV inverters by enabling a compact and highly efficient 50kW grid-tied solar inverter with an impressive power to weight ratio of 1kW/kg.

“Cree is honoured to have been recognized by the industry veterans that comprise EDN’s editorial staff and audience for developing and introducing one of the 100 most innovative, significant, useful, and popular electronic products of 2014,” said Edgar Ayerbe, Cree Power Marketing. “One of the most important objectives for power engineers is to build smaller, cooler and lower cost power conversion solutions. Our new 1200V, 25mΩ SiC MOSFET can help achieve these goals.

“Of the many thousands of products announced during the past year, the EDN Hot 100 are the products that especially caught the attention of our editors and readers. We are pleased to share the tradition of showcasing these technologies as we celebrate the 21st anniversary of this program,” said Rich Pell, Executive and Chief Technical Editor, EDN.

For more information about Cree’s award-winning 1200V, 25mΩ SiC MOSFET, please visit to access specifications and supporting documentation, including datasheets and application notes. To view the complete list of EDN’s Hot 100 products, please visit

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