Vicor to Celebrate Opening of the Industry’s First “ChiP” Fab

Vertically-integrated foundry delivers new capacity to manufacture power modules for artificial intelligence, electrified vehicles, advanced communications and other high-growth markets.

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On May 18, state and local officials celebrated the opening of a new, state-of-the-art power module manufacturing facility. The world’s first ChiP (Converter housed in Package) fabrication facility, or “ChiP fab” enables scalable, automated, cost-effective manufacturing of power modules in the United States.

Commemorative ribbon cutting event on May 18 at 10:00am at 400 Federal Street, Andover. The new ChiP foundry will provide capacity to meet high-volume requirements of ChiP customers.

At 400 Federal Street, at 10:00am on May 18th, 2022, Vicor employees and senior management joined by state and local government representatives. 

With its new ChiP foundry, Vicor takes a major step toward realizing its vision to enable high-performance, modular power system solutions capable of satisfying demanding power requirements.

“Our new ChiP fab integrates all of the process steps necessary to manufacture high-density power modules in wafer-like panels with short cycle time and flexible capacity,” said Mike McNamara, Vicor Vice President of Operations.

A leader in innovation with a track record of US manufacturing

The new facility comes online as Vicor celebrates 41 years of expanding its performance leadership within the global power electronics industry with U.S.-based manufacturing.

The new, vertically-integrated ChiP fab utilizes patented fabrication processes that further differentiate Vicor power modules by enabling the most power-dense and energy efficient solutions.


 

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