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Silicon Power Installs Innova STS Sub-cycle Transfer Switch at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Maximizing NIST’s Power Resilience for Uninterrupted Operations

Friday, January 8, 2021

Silicon Power Corporation today announces the installation of an Innova STS sub-cycle transfer switch at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, CO.

The Innova STS monitors the power quality of two distinct and redundant feeders to the NIST facility, and provides sub-cycle transfer from the utility preferred source to the utility alternate source in the event of a momentary interruption or disruption in power quality. This effectively protects NIST’s critical systems and keeps uninterrupted operations in the event of a disturbance.

“We are excited to be part of a more intelligent and resilient electric grid solution connecting critical facilities with utilities,” said Perry Schugart, Sr. Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Silicon Power. “Our Innova STS quickly transfers power (in less than a quarter cycle) from multiple feeds to the load when the power supporting the load fails or has insufficient power quality. Mechanical transfer switches are too slow for many power sensitive loads.”


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Silicon Power Corporation Completes Acquisition of Foundry Assets of Former Microsemi Wafer Fab located in Bend, Oregon

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

SiCamore Semi, Bend, OR

Silicon Power Corporation on May 1, 2019 completed the acquisition of the foundry assets of the former Microsemi wafer fab located in Bend, Oregon. This site had been developing leading edge RF and Power devices in Silicon and Silicon Carbide for over 30 years.

Silicon Power is pleased to announce the formation of its new subsidiary company, SiCamore Semi, LLC, in Bend, Oregon. SiCamore Semi aims to enable the rapid development, prototyping and volume manufacturing of high-power devices in Silicon, Silicon Carbide and new materials, and enable our customers’ competitive advantage through the expertise and flexibility we can offer.

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Silicon Power Corporation offers an optimal power conditioning solution to costly momentary power interruptions

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A New Digital “Powerdigm”; Digital Power Conditioning Systems for Commercial/Industrial Facilities.



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Silicon Power hosts students from The Church Farm School in collaboration with the Chester County Intermediate Unit

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Malvern, PA based Silicon Power, in collaboration with the Chester County Intermediate Unit Schools to Careers Program, recently hosted 9 students from The Church Farm School who have expressed an interest in pursuing careers in technology.

The Church Farm School, located in Exton, PA, exists to provide real and meaningful opportunity to motivated, hard-working boys from many places in our region and around the world, especially those who desire an excellent education. For nearly 100 years, this work has been made possible through the support of a wonderful philanthropic community choosing to provide uncommon educational access to those students who would not typically enjoy such a life-changing experience.

The Chester County Intermediate Unit provides services to the 12 school districts in Chester County. This includes services to nearly 86,000 public and non-public school students and over 6,000 educators. CCIU’s major services include: special education and compensatory education programs; career, technical and customized education; mentor training and staff development; technology initiatives; consortia for school business operations; and curriculum services.

The Chester County Intermediate Unit is one of 29 regional educational agencies established by law in Pennsylvania in 1971. Working between the Pennsylvania State Department of Education and the local school districts, the intermediate unit’s mission is to provide services that can be offered most economically at the regional level.

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Purest Colloids, Inc. conducts site visit at Silicon Power Corporation

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Purest Colloids Corporation, Westampton, NJ (www.purestcolloids.com) recently conducted a site visit at Silicon Power, Malvern, PA to review the manufacturing progress of a unique, dedicated pulsed-power system; designed to support the firms’ ongoing efforts of product quality and effectiveness.


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Defense Agency Completes Two Day Quality Audit at Silicon Power Corporation

Monday, September 12, 2016

Representatives from the Defense Agency for Technology and Quality Korea (DTaQ) (www.dtaq.re.kr) recently completed a two-day quality focused audit at Silicon Power Corporation corporate headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania.

The Defense Agency of Technology and Quality implements the quality assurance and quality management of defense technology. The DTaQ systematically conducts the inspection, analysis, assessment and information management of defense technology to acquire superior munitions.

The DtaQ was initially launched as the Defense Quality Inspection Agency on July 1, 1981. On February 2, 2006, according to the article 32 of the Defense Acquisition Program Act, the organization was expanded and overhauled to be the DTaQ of today. A specialized R&D institute, funded by the Defense Acquisition Program Administration, added the functions of national defense technology planning and technical information management to expand on the conventional functions of the Defense Quality Inspection Agency.

The DTaQ advances the national defense system making it responsive to the national security environment. The organization also plays a pivotal role in establishing the cutting-edge information armed forces, which is pursued by the army.

Silicon Power Corporation is a globally recognized design and manufacturing resource of state-of-the-art technology for devices and systems; supporting life critical requirements of national defense, aerospace, medical, transportation, utilities and communications.

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NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT Silicon Power Launches Innova Macroprocessors

Monday, April 4, 2016

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Pennsylvania headquartered Silicon Power Corporation acquires New York based Applied Pulsed Power

Friday, March 6, 2015

Silicon Power Corporation, headquartered in Chester County, Pennsylvania, is a globally recognized technology solutions company providing design, development, testing, and manufacturing of high-power semiconductor devices, high-power pulsed-power modules and, high-power utility-applicable systems for government and industry. Silicon Power Corporation (SPCO) announces its acquisition of New York based Applied Pulsed Power (APP), a vertically integrated American manufacturer of reliable, robust pulsed-power systems, to compliment and expand upon SPCO competencies.

Silicon Power Corporation’s wide-range offering of products and systems are applicable to high-reliability medical, avionics, aerospace, defense, munitions, communications, magnetic forming, and transportation technology requirements. The SPCO Pulse Power Modules have achieved recognition as a reliable component-level solid-state switchgear solution to meet the emerging global demand for the management and integration of electrical energy, generated from renewable energy resources into the grid level transmission and distribution infrastructure.

“We are honored to welcome APP into the Silicon Power Corporation family,” said Dr. Harshad Mehta, President and CEO of Silicon Power Corporation. “APP’s pristine reputation for designing and manufacturing superior high-speed, high-voltage, high-current solid-state pulsed power systems compliments Silicon Powers’ existing offering of power modules and utility grade switchgear. Silicon Power will leverage APP’s established market presence and global network to provide clients with unmatched solid-state equipment capability and system-level development know-how”

About Silicon Power Corporation

Under the leadership of Dr. Harshad Mehta, the Company’s president and founder, Silicon Power Corporation, a former division of General Electric Inc., has developed and perfected the SolidTRON® SGTO® Solid-State device; a ‘Keystone Building Block’ to support continuous development of high-performance, solid-state components, modules and systems to meet commercial, industrial, defense and national power applications.

Business Activities

The Company has three core business-revenue segments:
• Operations under the SolidTRON® moniker, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and test two distinct SolidTRON® devices; Voltage Controlled (VCS) and current Controlled (CCS), from its Malvern, PA location
• The design, manufacturer and testing of a comprehensive offering of high-power, solid-state, modular distribution switchgear fully compliant to all voltage classes; urban, suburban, industrial, and utility/grid scale applications, also at the Company’s Malvern, PA location
• The Company’s R&D group, located in Clifton Park, NY provides New Product Development (NPD) and New Product Introduction (NPI) to meet the ever-changing requirements of industry and defense, and its costs are funded in part by ongoing cooperative development agreements with the Dept of Defense.

Applied Pulsed Power (APP)

APP began its existence developing a prototype compact point source x-ray source for micro-lithography with DARPA funding. In 1992 APP began a multi-year collaboration with Cornell University and Sandia National Laboratories for the development of Ion Beam Surface Treatment (IBEST) technology for industrial surface treatment.

APP’s MAP ion diode system is the heart of a unique, high throughput, industrial surface treatment system. QM Technologies in Albuquerque, New Mexico, mates APP’s MAP I system with a 400 kV modulator, producing a new thermal surface treatment that uses intense ion beams to enhance hardness, corrosion resistance and smoothness of surfaces, without using chemicals or solvents.

APP has developed a series of high-speed, high-voltage, high-current, solid-state switches and systems focused to mitigate the high cost of operation and short life expectancy associated with spark gaps, thyratrons and Krytrons. In addition APP has developed a series of switches applicable to pulsed magnet drivers, trigger generators and recently completed the developed a 48kV version to support the ELECTRA laser fusion program at the Naval Research Laboratory.

APP is developing solid state switches for applications which require very fast turn-on and has obtained funding from the Air Force Research Lab to develop silicon carbide switches, and funding from the Department of Energy to develop an optically controlled silicon switch.

Under a contract from the Department of Energy, APP developed and patented (#7,081,711) pulsed plasma source technology for the Heavy Ion Fusion Program.

APP has designed several terawatt-level pulsed power generators for research programs at Cornell University. FIREX, a 1.2 MV, 800 kA, 100 ns generator was designed for high energy ion ring experiments funded by DOE’s fusion power program. The 1MA, 1 MV COBRA high current generator was designed and built by APP for the new Center for the Study of Pulsed-Power-Driven High Energy Density Plasma at Cornell University.

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IEEE Power & Energy Society Awards Recognize Dr. Harshad Mehta, Founder and President, Silicon Power Corporation

Friday, July 4, 2014

Dr. Harshad Mehta

Dr. Harshad Mehta

PISCATAWAY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced the recipients of the 2014 IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Society-Level Awards, who were recognized at its annual General Meeting Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 in National Harbor, Md.

The IEEE PES Society-Level Awards acknowledge and credit important technical, educational and service contributions by IEEE PES members to the global power and energy community. More than 400 colleagues and their guests were in attendance to honor several outstanding industry achievements.

Source: CNBC.com

Full details of the awards categories, the 2014 winners and their achievements can be found online at: http://www.ieee-pes.org/ieee-pes-society-level-award-winners.

Full details of the awards categories, the 2014 winners and their achievements can be found online at: http://www.ieee-pes.org/ieee-pes-society-level-award-winners.

The 2014 IEEE PES Society-Level Awards categories and recipients include:

IEEE Power & Energy Society Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Virginia C. Sulzberger, Retired, North American Electric Reliability Council
    For pioneering leadership in developing reliability analysis methods, performing reliability assessments of interconnected transmission systems, and establishing transmission reliability planning standards applied in North America during a 50-year career
  • IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award
    Mark McGranaghan, Vice President, Power Delivery and Utilization, Electric Power Research Institute
  • IEEE PES Award for Excellence in Power Distribution Engineering
    Thomas J. Tobin, Chief Technology Officer, S&C Electric Company
  • IEEE PES Charles Concordia Power Systems Engineering Award
    Joe Hong Chow, Administrative Dean, School of Engineering; Professor, Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering; Campus Director, NSF/DOE CURENT ERC (Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • IEEE PES Cyril Veinott Electromechanical Energy Conversion Award
    James S. Edmonds, Principal, Exponent
  • IEEE PES Douglas M. Staszesky Distribution Automation Award
    George Larry Clark, Principal Engineer-Power Delivery, Alabama Power Company
  • IEEE Power & Energy Society Leadership in Power Award
    David W. Roop, Director of Electric Transmission, Dominion Virginia Power
  • IEEE PES Nari Hingorani Custom Power Award
    Harshad Mehta, Founder and President, Silicon Power Corporation
  • IEEE PES Nari Hingorani FACTS Award
    Ned Mohan, Oscar A. Schott Professor, Power Electronic Systems and Morse-Alumni; Distinguished Professor, University of Minnesota
  • IEEE PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award
    Ali Abur, Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Northeastern University
  • IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award
    Shay Bahramirad, Manager, Smart Grid and Technology, ComEd
  • IEEE PES Prabha S. Kundur Power System Dynamics and Control Award
    Peter W. Sauer, Grainger Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • IEEE PES Ramakumar Family Renewable Energy Excellence Award
    J. Charles Smith, Executive Director, Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group
  • IEEE PES Roy Billinton Power System Reliability Award
    Mark G. Lauby, Senior Vice President and Chief Reliability Officer, North American Electric Reliability Corporation
  • IEEE PES Uno Lamm High Voltage Direct Current Award
    José Antonio Jardini, Professor, Energy and Automation Department, University of São Paulo
  • IEEE PES Wanda Reder Pioneer in Power Award
    Jessica J. Bian, Director of Performance Analysis, North American Electric Reliability Corp.
  • IEEE PES Student Prize Paper Award in Honor of T. Burke Hayes
    Aditi Upadhyay, Graduate Teaching Assistant at Clarkson University, and Advisor, Lei Wu, Assistant Professor, Clarkson University
  • IEEE PES Working Group Recognition Award – Outstanding Standard or Guide
    Chair, Douglas B. Seely, Senior Engineering Consultant, Stantec
  • IEEE PES Working Group Recognition Award – Technical Report
    Chair, Fred Friend, and Vice Chair, Gerald Johnson Working Group D11 – Special Report – Effect of Distribution Automation on Protective Relaying
  • IEEE PES Prize Paper Award
    Wijarn Wangdee, The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering and King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok; and Roy Billinton, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Saskatchewan
  • IEEE PES Meritorious Service Award
    Hans Weinrich, Principal, WasAuch
  • IEEE PES Outstanding Chapters Award– Large Chapter Category: Boston Chapter, Chair, Susan Soergel (Lead Engineer, Transmission, Northeast Utilities)

    – Small Chapter Category: Panama Chapter Chair, Ivan Castillo (Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá)

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Silicon Power Corporation Celebrates 20 Years

Friday, June 20, 2014

Silicon Power Corporation celebrated their 20 year milestone this evening at at an event held near their corporate headquarters in Malvern, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania State Senator Andrew E. Dinniman was on hand to congratulate Silicon Power President / CEO, Dr. Harshad Mehta and to recognize Silicon Power Corporation as an organization which contributes “… in a meaningful way toward a better and productive society”.

Silicon Power Corporation is a globally recognized technology developer and solutions provider in the design, development, testing and manufacturing of high-power semiconductor devices. pulsed-power modules and utility-applicable systems.

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