Delta Electronics Joins with Volterra Semiconductor

September 20, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

Delta Electronics (Taipei, Taiwan) announced that it has entered into an agreement with Volterra Semiconductor Corp. (Fremont, CA). The two companies have joined forces to produce and supply an advanced power delivery system for next-generation IA64 architecture CPUs, the 12V Power Pod.

The 12V Power Pod combines Volterra's second-generation IC chips and Delta's packaging and manufacturing expertise to create a small form factor, high-performance, cost-effective power delivery solution. Collaborative efforts between Delta and Volterra began in spring 2001.

"We are proud to have a strategic relationship with Delta Products Corp.," said Gary Pinelli, vice president of sales for Volterra. "Delta's well-established reputation and strong OEM customer relationships provide a secure channel for the reliable deployment of this in-demand technology."

"Delta is constantly looking to align itself with companies that offer leading-edge solutions that complement its product line," said Bahman Sharifipour, general manager of worldwide engineering management at Delta Electronics. "Volterra's second-generation ICs represent the kind of innovative technology that Delta looks for in a partnering company. This agreement will enable us to offer ground-breaking, cost-effective dc/dc power-conversion solutions."