Methode Electronics and AgileSwitch Announce Marketing and Technology Partnership

June 24, 2012 by Jeff Shepard

Methode Electronics, Inc. and AgileSwitch, LLCp announced a marketing and technology partnership. As part of this agreement, AgileSwitch, LLC will provide leading edge IGBT gate drives which provide the highest performance for energy conversion inverters and systems. Methode Electronics’ Power Solution Group will supply state-of-the-art bus bar architectures and thermal management solutions in combination with local design capabilities and global manufacturing. Methode’s Electronics, Inc. has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Europe and China.

Together, the two companies are creating fully integrated sub-system solutions for the power electronics industry.

Speaking about the partnership, AgileSwitch President and CEO Rob Weber commented, "AgileSwitch is delighted to team with a global leader in bus bar architectures and cooling solutions to bring the next generation of power stacks to the market. This agreement will allow our two organizations to provide innovative solutions to renewable energy applications such as solar, photovoltaic, wind, hybrid electric and electric vehicles, as well as high capacity uninterrupted power supply and efficient motor drives."

Methode Electronics’ Power Solutions Group General Manager Andrew Urda commented, "Methode Electronics’ Power Solutions Group and AgileSwitch can now provide the power electronics industry with new, innovative, high-efficiency integrated power distribution solutions. Our combined solution will provide customers a next generation solution -- today."

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