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FDK Corp. Becomes 13th Member of Distributed-Power Open Standards Alliance

February 11, 2010 by Jeff Shepard

The Distributed-power Open Standards Alliance (DOSA), a global association dedicated to bringing compatibility and standardization to the dc-dc board mounted power conversion market, today added FDK Corp. to its membership roster. FDK is a global electronic component and battery manufacturer, specializing in areas such as material engineering and high-density mounting.

Akira Kamada, Corporate Senior Executive Vice President of FDK, commented, "The dc-dc converter industry in Japan, while serving a substantial domestic market, has evolved in relative isolation from the global mainstream, with little standardization. As a member of DOSA, FDK looks forward to leveraging its extensive domestic experience to promote platform standardization in Japan for the benefit of both customers and members of the alliance."

DOSA was founded in 2004, by Lineage Power and SynQor, to develop standards for dc-dc converters to ensure compatibility and facilitate second sourcing for customers. DOSA carries the mission of establishing standards over a broad range of power converter form factors, footprints, feature sets and functionality for both non-isolated point-of-load (POL) and isolated applications. Alliance members include the two founding member corporations as well as Acbel, Bel Power, Delta Electronics, Emerson Network Power, Ericsson Power Modules, Lambda, Murata Power Solutions, NetPower Technologies, Power-One, and Wall Industries.

"We are excited to add a well-respected manufacturer such as FDK Corp. to the DOSA membership lineup," said Niklas Fallgren, Vice President and General Manager of Lineage Power’s Embedded OEM division. "The market penetration of DOSA worldwide has created such strong customer demand that membership continues to expand – proof the charter for compatible and standardized dc-dc power conversion products is on target and what design engineers truly need."