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ZMDI Announces Digital Power Management Development and Patent License Agreement with Power-One

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 5:34am
Dresden, Germany, June 20, 2011 - ZMD AG (ZMDI) and Power-One entered into a non-exclusive, worldwide, field of use agreement for Digital Power Technology (DPT) patents from Power-One. The agreement licenses certain of Power-One's digital power technology ("DPT") patents to ZMDI, which will design and manufacture smart power management controller for modular digital point of loads ("POLs") for board mounted applications using the licensed DPT. ZMDI and Power-One also signed a development agreement by which ZMDI will develop and manufacture Power-One’s next generation IC-solution for its energy-efficient power conversion products.

“Power-One is pleased to license its digital power technology to ZMDI, an emerging market leader in the power-management IC industry, for incorporation into its products,” said Steve Hogge, President of Power Solutions at Power-One. “With the expanding number of leading power supply and semiconductor companies partnering with Power-One, we will continue to expand the market by providing energy-efficient technologies with increased functionality for our customers."

“In addition to signing a license agreement with Power-One, we look forward to cooperate closely with Power-One in developing the next generation controller products for Power-One’s energy-efficient power conversion solutions,” stated Bernhard Huber, ZMDI business line manager for standard components.

Digital power management provides end-users with increased control, efficiency and performance, enabling OEM products and data centers to run more efficiently. DPT dynamically reacts to the power needs of the system, reducing the number of analog board-mounted components, thereby creating a smaller footprint. Digital power provides access to critical system information including current and voltage, enabling the system to monitor the power consumption at the highest possible resolution.

ZMDI is developing highly energy-efficient power-management solutions for applications such as base stations, telecommunications switches, network routers, servers, storage and industrial personal computers (PCs).

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