Akros Silicon to Present “Tripling the Power of PoE” Industry Session at APEC 2014


SUNNYVALE, Calif. –February 4, 2014–Akros Silicon Inc., a premier supplier of leading-edge intelligent energy management ICs, announces its participation in APEC 2014’s Industry Sessions conference program with a presentation titled: “Tripling the Power of PoE.” The presenter, Faisal Ahmad, Akros Silicon’s VP Marketing, will offer the audience an informative discussion on the future PoE and how it is opening new opportunities and challenges for power supply designers and systems integrators. Ahmad’s presentation (IS3.3) is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, March 19, 2014, at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

The Akros session will consist of a 20-minute slide presentation, followed by a brief Q&A session, and will cover the following topics:
    • PoE Overview
    • 4-Pair PoE Power Delivery
    • Network Power Management
    • Delivering 90W in PoE Systems
    • Energy Conservation with PoE

Akros Silicon Appoints Faisal Ahmad as Vice President of Marketing

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – January 17, 2013 – Akros Silicon Inc., a premier supplier of leading-edge intelligent energy management ICs, announces the appointment of Faisal Ahmad as the company’s Vice President of Marketing. Faisal Ahmad will lead Akros’ effort to expand the reach of the company’s cutting-edge energy management technology into the broader communications, cloud and consumer markets.

Akros Silicon Hires Pete Klessel as VP of Worldwide Sales

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – December 19, 2013 – Akros Silicon Inc., a premier supplier of leading-edge intelligent energy management ICs, announces the appointment of Pete Klessel as the company’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Pete Klessel joins Akros to expand the company’s reach into high growth consumer and communications markets where manufacturers face stringent requirements for improved power and energy management in their systems.

“Pete’s ideal combination of deep technical knowledge and outstanding customer advocacy has led to a successful track record selling into large strategic accounts,” said Elie Antoun, President & CEO of Akros. “He has extensive experience with power management products and brings a system-level sales approach that has helped him build high-quality customer and channel relationships that are an excellent fit to Akros’ power- system-on-chip (PSoC) solutions."

Akros Discusses PoE 60W/90W Roadmap with EDN at APEC 2013


Akros Silicon SoC supports 60W and 90W PoE applications

Next-generation AS1860 with GreenEdge™ digital isolation technology offers the industry’s first 
single-package solution for higher power PoE Powered Devices.

EDN met with Akros Vice President of Marketing, James Ashe at APEC 2013. We discussed this digital isolation technology which ranges from 2kV to 4 kV and enables SoC integration in bulk CMOS. I was quite intrigued with this feisty, creative and innovative company. Keep a close eye on them, there is some good talent there, led by some really good board member leadership with proven electronics and semiconductor track records.

Akros Silicon Inc. developed the AS1860, the newest member of the company’s GreenEdge™ family of system-on-a-chip (SoC) energy management ICs. The IC is equipped with Akros’ proprietary GreenEdge digital isolation technology and is suited to support deployments of 60W and above Power over Ethernet (PoE) Powered Device (PD) applications such as thin clients, monitors, industrial Ethernet, IPTV, building management, Industrial Networking and many other high power designs.

A block diagram of the system with AS1860



Akros Silicon Named Among Ten "Power Electronics Companies to Watch in 2013"

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – January 24, 2013 – Akros Silicon Inc., a premier supplier of leading-edge intelligent energy management ICs, today announced that PowerPulse has named Akros one of the ten “Power Electronics Companies to Watch in 2013.”

Published by the Darnell Group, PowerPulse is a leading power electronics publication with a substantial global readership. According to coverage on PowerPulse.Net about compiling the top ten list, the editorial staff at PowerPulse “scoured the global power electronics industry, looking for up-and-coming companies” to include. Akros was chosen, in part, for securing additional financing in November 2012, adding to previously raised capital and bringing the total to $11M. Another factor that figured into the decision was the announcement in November of an interoperability collaboration with Broadcom Corporation to support the emerging PoE (Power over Ethernet) 60-Watt extension.


Akros Silicon Selected by AlwaysOn as a GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 Winner

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – January 8, 2013 – Akros Silicon Inc., announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 winners. Inclusion in the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 signifies leadership among its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing and entrenched players in green technology. Akros was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and global industry experts based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz.

The GoingGreen Global 200 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and green technology industry insiders.  The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2012 list.

Akros has established itself as a leading solution in network power applications adopted by major OEMs worldwide. Akros’ flagship digital isolation technology, GreenEdge™, allows digital communication, power control and health monitoring across the isolation barrier. The newest member of their family of GreenEdge energy management SoCs, the AS1860, offers features that accommodate flexibility within systems to create robust power management, while providing enhanced energy saving features.

“We are honored to be recognized for our accomplishments in energy efficiency,” said Parviz Ghaffaripour, Akros’ President & CEO. “When we introduced GreenEdge technology in 2009, our innovative approach was to change the design paradigm from power management to total energy management. Today, with 60W and above Power Over Ethernet (PoE) deployments expected to transform next-generation enterprise workspaces, our new AS1860 offers systems designers the most robust, energy-efficient and cost-effective solution for higher power PoE applications.”

Akros Silicon and Broadcom Interoperability Collaboration Supports New PoE 60 Watt Deployments


SUNNYVALE, Calif. – November  7, 2012 – Akros Silicon Inc., a premier supplier of leading-edge intelligent energy management ICs, today announced an interoperability collaboration with Broadcom Corporation to provide fully integrated support of the emerging PoE (Power over Ethernet) 60 Watt extension.

Broadcom, a global innovator and leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, has a family of PoE PSE (Power Sourcing Equipment) controllers (model BCM59111) that supports the rapidly emerging 60W application requirements.

Akros Silicon is uniquely suited to collaborate with Broadcom to enable seamless 60W PoE connectivity. Akros’ GreenEdge™ technology, integrated into a family of PoE system-on-a-chip (SoC) energy management ICs, allows high-speed digital communication across an integrated isolation barrier. This technology provides necessary handshaking and telemetry information with the power source to allow for safe and controlled power transfer, while eliminating optocouplers and their associated complex compensation networks.  The result is significant improvement in reliability, reduced real estate, unmatched efficiency in power conversion and more accurate output-voltage sensing. Additionally, this technology enables significant system-level cost reduction.

Akros’ Energy$ense™ Family Wins 2012 DesignVision Award

Akros’ Energy$ense™ Family Wins 2012 DesignVision AwardSUNNYVALE, Calif. – February 8, 2012

Akros Silicon Inc., a premier supplier of leading edge intelligent energy management ICs, today announced that its Energy$enseTM family of multi-output, digital DC/DC power management unit (DPMU) ICs has won the 2012 DesignVision Award in the “Semiconductor Components and ICs” category. The DesignCon technical committee, including 130 engineers and industry editors, evaluated products from hundreds of entries to choose the winners, who were recognized at an awards ceremony at DesignCon 2012 in Santa Clara, Calif.

The DesignVision Awards celebrate “the achievements of the most innovative electronics companies and the unique tools that support customer needs to improve and simplify the design process,” says Patrick Mannion, Content Director, EDN & EE Times Designlines, for UBM Electronics. “Selection criteria included: industry vision, solution originality, and quality of implementation. "The industry-esteemed DesignVision awards honor the achievements of the most innovative semiconductor companies, the most prominent visionaries, and the most successful design tools in the industry. Reaching a final decision was difficult given the many excellent products submitted deserving of these awards."

Akros Introduces New Energy$ense™ Family of Multi-Rail DC/DC DPMUs

New AS19xx high-efficiency Energy$enseTM digital PMUs with multi-rail DC/DC offer 94% peak efficiency and real-time power sensing and control for total energy management.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – June 29, 2011 – Akros Silicon Inc., a premier supplier of leading-edge intelligent energy management ICs, today announced the new Energy$enseTM family of multi-output, digital DC/DC power management unit (DPMU) ICs. Energy$ense technology features include real-time power measurements and power-subsystem health monitoring, high efficiency (94% peak) and ultra-low standby current (<10uA), digital power control (via I2C) for selectable power operating modes, fast transient-handling capability for implementing adaptive power profiles, built-in spread-spectrum clocking for EMI management, and built-in sophisticated PWM-dimming for battery-draining LED-backlight displays.

Akros Announces DC-DC Controllers product line at APEC 2011, targeting Consumer, Industrial & Telecom applications.

Akros Silicon Launches DC-DC Controllers with Gate Drive Signal Shaping to Reduce EMI and Increase Efficiency


Design flexibility, wide-input voltage range and integrated protection make AS12xx ideal for Consumer, Telecom and Industrial applications.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – March 9, 2011 – Akros Silicon Inc., a premier supplier of leading-edge intelligent energy management ICs, today announced four new energy-efficient devices for a wide range of high-power, single-input and single-output DC-DC controllers. The AS12xx series is configurable for flyback, forward, boost or buck power topologies used in both isolated and non-isolated converter designs. Capable of providing up to 100W, the AS12xx devices’ current-mode architecture provides a fast-loop response and very low “no load” power consumption. Wide input voltage range of 8.5V to 57V and high single-rail output current enable AS12xx devices to be used in a wide variety of consumer electronic equipment such as set-top boxes, LCD televisions, DVRs, printers, indoor WiFi access points as well as in industrial Ethernet, motor control applications, automotive power and telematics sub-systems.

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