Architects of Modern Power (AMP) Consortium Members Select Intersil Digital DC/DC Controllers

AMP Group to Advance Power System Technology and Boost Supply Chain Reliability for Distributed Power Systems

  Milpitas, Calif. – Nov. 12, 2014 – Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions today announced that three of its digital DC/DC controllers have been incorporated into digital point-of-load (POL) DC/DC converters developed by the founding members of the Architects of Modern Power (AMP) consortium. These converters provide high current loads for high-end FPGAs and ASICs employed in densely populated power supplies in servers, storage equipment and basestations.

Intersil’s DC/DC digital controllers support the AMP Group’s microAmp 20 to 25A and megaAMP 40 to 50A standards. These new standards were announced separately today by the AMP Group, and establish common mechanical and electrical specifications for the development of advanced power conversion technology for distributed power systems.

“Architects of Modern Power selected Intersil’s digital controller technology for our microAmp and megaAMP module standards because they provided the most advanced feature set on the market,” said Mark Adams, AMP Group spokesperson. “Simply converting one voltage to another voltage is no longer an option for our customers. Now, perfect voltage conversion under all conditions is required. Intersil’s digital power technology helps us achieve this.”

“We’re excited the Architects of Modern Power consortium have adopted Intersil’s innovative digital power solutions,” said Mark Downing, senior vice president of infrastructure and industrial power products at Intersil. “Intersil is at the forefront of digital power, and continues to deliver controllers that push the higher efficiency, current density and transient response performance that our customers’ applications demand.”

Intersil offers a comprehensive family of digital power controllers that provide 4.5V to 14V input voltage rails and scalable output current from 6A to over 300A. Intersil DC/DC controllers provide industry leading digital power features, including automatic compensation, pin-strap current sharing, and Intersil’s proprietary DDC (digital DC) bus for inter-controller communication. The DDC bus enables system-based sequencing, fault management and current sharing with other Intersil digital power devices, all on a single wire.

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About Architects of Modern Power
The AMP Group is a consortium of leading power companies collaborating to create a defacto industry standard for distributed power architecture designs by jointly defining and developing a roadmap of advanced power solutions. It comprises CUI Inc., Ericsson Power Modules and Murata. The consortium aims to define the future of power by providing a complete ecosystem for distributed power designs, offering the best technological solution as well as reducing supply chain risk. For more information, visit

About Intersil
Intersil Corporation is a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions. The company's products form the building blocks of increasingly intelligent, mobile and power hungry electronics, enabling advances in power management to improve efficiency and extend battery life. With a deep portfolio of intellectual property and a rich history of design and process innovation, Intersil is the trusted partner to leading companies in some of the world's largest markets, including industrial and infrastructure, mobile computing, automotive and aerospace. For more information about Intersil, visit our website at

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