Commercialization of Integrated Power Electronics Modules
CPES's research vision is to develop an integrated approach to power electronics systems via the Integrated Power Electronics Modules (IPEMs) to improve performance, reliability and cost effectiveness of power electronics products. Since 2002, a number of semiconductor companies, such as International Rectifier, Renesas, Philips, Power One, OnSemi, and Intersil, have introduced new products, referred to as "DR.MOS". The module represents the integration of power devices, associated drivers, and necessary protection and control circuitries in a form very similar to that of the IPEM developed at CPES. These products are used to power the new generation of computers, telecommunications, and network equipment products.