Empower Semiconductor

Empower Semiconductor is based in Silicon Valley, CA and is the world leader in Integrated Voltage Regulators (IVRs).

Empower Semiconductor was founded with the mission to “minimize the energy footprint of the digital economy” by developing novel, fully integrated power management solutions that increase the performance and reduce the power consumption of energy-hungry, data-intensive applications.

The company has successfully introduced the following two key products:

  • POWER CONVERSION (IVR 3.3 and 1.8V):

    highest density Integrated Voltage Regulators, integrating four voltage rails in a miniature IC offering industry-leading performance and extensive fault protection without external discrete components.
    Up to quad-output step-down converters, combine the industry’s highest current density and efficiency with the fastest dynamic voltage scaling (DVS) and transient response.

    As with all products in Empower’s IVR family, the new digitally configurable voltage regulators can deliver protection functionality without the need for external discrete components making end products smaller and cheaper to manufacture.

  • E-CAP™

    Empower high-density E-CAP™ technology integrates into a monolithic device multiple discrete capacitances.
    Compared to the ubiquitous multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCC), E-CAP offers vastly improved electrical and mechanical performance:

– 5x greater density

– No AC/DC, temperature or aging derating

– Ultra-low 15pH ESL

– Ultra-wide bandwidth

– 50μm or lower thickness capable

– No audible noise susceptibility

Markets: Automotive, Industry, Telecom.

Applications: IC-Analogic, Logics-Asic, Power-Supply-Accessories, Various.