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Empower Semiconductor to Showcase Innovation in Integrated Voltage Regulator and Silicon Capacitor Technologies at TSMC 2022 NA Technology Symposium


Mission to reduce the energy footprint of the digital economy built on completely new approach to power management

Empower Semiconductor, Inc. the world leader in integrated voltage regulators (IVRs) and silicon capacitors has announced that it will be participating at TSMC’s 2022 NA Technology Symposium at the Santa Clara Convention Center on June 16th, 2022. The annual event is by invitation for a select group of valued customers to showcase their products and collaboration with TSMC.

Empower uses TSMC’s advanced CMOS processes to deliver the industry’s smallest, fastest, most energy efficient and most integrated power management ICs and its high-performance E-CAP™ family of silicon capacitors. At the TSMC North America Technology Symposium the company will highlight these technologies and how they improve power management efficiency through speed, power density and simplicity.

As well as exhibiting on-site during the TSMC event, Empower’s CTO and SVP of Engineering, Trey Roessig, will deliver a presentation on the topic of “Minimizing the Energy Footprint of the Digital Economy with High Bandwidth IVRs.” This presentation will look at the challenges facing next-generation power management designs and how Empower solutions built on TSMC processes are helping to address those challenges.

“Our partnership with TSMC has been integral to our success in delivering the world’s smallest, fastest and most integrated voltage regulators,” says Tim Phillips, Empower’s CEO. “Being able to move voltages and currents up to 1,000x faster than the competition is a direct result of Empower’s high-frequency switching and power management control IP being developed to utilize the key features and benefits of TSMC deep submicron CMOS platforms. Empower and TSMC customers are benefiting greatly from the combination of these two advanced technologies.”

Empower’s IVRs are high-performance power management chips designed to provide efficiency, size, and cost benefits to energy-hungry, data-intensive, electronics applications by replacing traditional power management integrated circuits (PMICs) with a single tiny IC. IVRs monolithically integrate the voltage regulator semiconductor and all of the necessary discrete components into a single device. Such integration simplifies the design and implementation of voltage regulation circuitry, improves efficiency by eliminating connection losses, reduces susceptibility to EMI, minimizes the bill of materials, enhances overall reliability and reduces PCB footprint.
Providing the world’s thinnest, most compact and most flexible capacitor solution, Empower E-CAP is a compact, high-performance, configurable silicon-based alternative to multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs). E-CAP devices offer a capacitance density that is over five times that of leading MLCCs with improved equivalent series inductance (ESL) and equivalent series resistance (ESR) characteristics that dramatically reduce parasitics.

The TSMC North America Technology Symposium takes place on 16th June 2022. More information can be found here:

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