Vicor opens industry’s first “ChiP” fabrication facility
07 June 2022
Vicor ChiPs are manufactured in panels utilising process steps analogous to semiconductor wafer fabs
A vertically integrated foundry with increased capacity to manufacture modules powering datacentre & AI (artificial intelligence) applications, electrified vehicles, advanced communications & industrial equipment.
Vicor celebrated the opening of its new, state-of-the-art power module manufacturing facility. The world’s first ChiP™ (Converter housed in Package) fabrication facility enables the most scalable, automated, cost-effective manufacturing of power modules to support customers worldwide.
With its new ChiP foundry, Vicor takes a major step toward realising its vision to enable high-performance, modular power solutions capable of satisfying demanding power requirements across a range of high-growth markets. The new, vertically-integrated ChiP fab utilises patented fabrication processes that further differentiate Vicor power modules by enabling the most power-dense and energy efficient solutions in the industry.
The new ChiP foundry will provide 45% more manufacturing floor capacity to meet high-volume requirements of ChiP customers on a global scale
“Our new ChiP fabrication facility is designed with our customers in mind. This one-of-a-kind, facility will increase production capabilities, enabling Vicor to continue supporting its major growth markets across Europe,” said Henryk Dabrowski, Vice President, Sales, EMEA, Vicor. “Customers choose Vicor to help them overcome their space, weight, efficiency or thermal constraints when designing power delivery networks. The new facility has increased manufacturing floor space by 45% and we expect the increased production potential to support our European growth markets, such as satellite, automotive electrification and high performance computing.”
Ribbon-cutting (Left to Right): Barry R. Finegold, Massachusetts State Senator for the 2nd Essex & Middlesex District; Jim Cantwell, Chief of Staff for US Senator, Ed Markey; Tram Nguyen, Massachusetts State Representative for the 18th Essex District; Honorary ribbon-cutter, Sandy Mutter; Mike McNamara, Vicor's Vice President of Operations; Mike Kennealy, Secretary of Housing & Economic Development from Governor Baker's Administration; Jim Schmidt, Vicor's Chief Financial Officer
Ribbon-cutting at Vicor's new 90,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Andover, Massachusetts, USA, unveiling the world’s first ChiP fabrication facility. State & local officials gathered to talk about the importance of the new facility
Vicor is a leader in high-performance power modules, enabling customer innovation with easy-to-deploy modular power system solutions for power delivery networks that provide the highest density and efficiency from source to point-of-load. Vicor continuously advances the density, efficiency and power delivery capabilities of its power modules by staying on the forefront of distribution architectures, conversion topologies and packaging technology. Vicor serves customers in enterprise & high-performance computing, industrial equipment & automation, robotics, UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), vehicles & transportation, satellites, and aerospace & defence.
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