SUNNYVALE, Calif. – November 13, 2012 – Akros Silicon Inc., a premier supplier of leading-edge intelligent energy management ICs, today announced that it has secured additional financing to supplement capital previously raised in 2012, bringing the total to $11M. In addition to Technology Partners, which led the most recent round of financing, Akros obtained financial support from existing investors: USVP, Levensohn Venture Partners and SPM Capital. The infusion of capital will be used for further expansion of sales and marketing channels and proliferation of new products into new market segments. Additionally, Akros is pleased to announce that Marc van den Berg from Technology Partners has joined Akros’ Board of Directors.
“Akros has demonstrated unique capabilities to leverage an extremely rich technology platform into a broad family of products that serve the power management, enterprise energy management and energy efficiency markets,” said Marc van den Berg of Technology Partners. “At Technology Partners we believe firmly in the Akros team and the capabilities of Akros’ technology to serve those markets in entirely new ways.”
“We are grateful for the financing from Technology Partners and all our investors, and we are pleased to welcome Marc to Akros’ Board of Directors,” said Parviz Ghaffaripour, President and CEO of Akros Silicon. "Our GreenEdge™ and Energy$ense™ product families are leading-edge game changers that have helped Akros establish its leadership in network power market segments. With the new backing of Technology Partners, along with the support from our existing investors, Akros will be better positioned to expand our served markets and deliver our innovative next-generation ICs to our growing global customer base.”
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 Silicon Inc., a premier supplier of leading edge intelligent energy management ICs, today announced that its Energy$enseTM family of multi-output, digital DC/DC power management unit (DPMU) ICs has won the 2012 DesignVision Award in the “Semiconductor Components and ICs” category. The DesignCon technical committee, including 130 engineers and industry editors, evaluated products from hundreds of entries to choose the winners, who were recognized at an awards ceremony at DesignCon 2012 in Santa Clara, Calif.
The DesignVision Awards celebrate “the achievements of the most innovative electronics companies and the unique tools that support customer needs to improve and simplify the design process,” says Patrick Mannion, Content Director, EDN & EE Times Designlines, for UBM Electronics. “Selection criteria included: industry vision, solution originality, and quality of implementation. "The industry-esteemed DesignVision awards honor the achievements of the most innovative semiconductor companies, the most prominent visionaries, and the most successful design tools in the industry. Reaching a final decision was difficult given the many excellent products submitted deserving of these awards."
New AS19xx high-efficiency Energy$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.
The AS1854 Garners Award for Innovative Advancement as the first Power System-on-a-Chip (SoC) Featuring Integrated 2kV Digital Isolation
Sunnyvale, Calif. – Jan. 14, 2010 – Akros Silicon, a leader in intelligent energy management semiconductor devices, today announced it was recognized with an Electronic Products’ Product of the Year award for its AS1854 Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) Powered-Device System-on-a-Chip (PD SoC) product.
The AS1854, world’s only Powered-Device SoC with Integrated High Voltage Isolation, successfully completes University of New Hampshire Interoperability and Compliance testing for IEEE802.3at/af Standards
Sunnyvale, Calif. – Sept 28, 2009 – Akros Silicon announces its AS1854 Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) Powered-Device System-on-Chip (PD SoC) has successfully demonstrated compliance with IEEE 802.3at and IEE802.3af standards and multi-vendor interoperability. Results were announced following tests conducted by the New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory.