Advanced Power Electronics Corp. Establishes US Operation

September 18, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

Advanced Power Electronics Corp. announced the opening of the company’s first US operation, located in San Jose, California. This expansion into Silicon Valley is part of the company’s strategy to increase its market share in the Americas and Europe. The company is currently a supplier of power conversion semiconductors in Asia.

In addition to designing, manufacturing and selling its own Power MOSFETs, IGBTs, and power management ICs, the company is a licensee of International Rectifier Corp. (IR) for planar MOSFET and IGBT technologies as well as a series of analog ICs which IR discontinued in 2006. Typical applications for the company’s products include computer motherboards, display monitors, flat panel TVs, motor controls, mobile phones, PDAs, PFC circuits and switch mode power supplies.

"Our US operation enables us to provide excellent service to local customers as well as better coordinating the needs of our multinational customers in the Americas and Europe," stated Ralph Waggitt, the company’s US President and an industry veteran with over 30 years of senior management experience in semiconductor sales, marketing and operations. "The decision to put this team in place reflects the company’s commitment to make the necessary investments to support local design and manufacturing needs."