Amber Semiconductor, Inc. (AmberSemi), a technology developer of patented, innovative technologies for AC Direct digital management of electricity in silicon chip architecture, today announced that it completed the first silicon tapeout and entered the manufacturing and integration phase for one of its three core breakthrough, patented technologies – the AC Direct DC Enabler, a silicon solution that extracts DC directly from AC Mains without the use of transformers, rectifier bridges, or filtering. This technology represents a massive global opportunity to revolutionize the way power is delivered to every electrical endpoint on earth.
AmberSemi’s AC Direct DC Enabler silicon chip enables dynamic delivery of DC power on demand, and it requires only half the components of today’s standard, comparable systems. The impact of coupling dynamic power capabilities with its much smaller system size is transformative, enabling significantly more capabilities and features to be added into electrical endpoints without altering the standard footprints of products. AmberSemi’s AC Direct DC Enabler is ideally suited for integration into a broad range of electrical products, including smoke detectors, doorbell cameras, thermostats, smart products, appliances, intelligent HVACR, and more; virtually any electronic device that uses DC and is powered by the AC mains will benefit from this breakthrough technology. In addition, this technology can be paired with key semiconductor devices like microcontrollers and wireless radios for unique AC Direct semiconductor systems, that enable both housekeeping power plus outside sensor power provisioning from the single AC Direct system.
“Achieving tapeout is a key commercialization milestone for our breakthroughs that is not just important for AmberSemi, but also for our strategic partners and the industry as a whole, signaling a new era of solid-state electrification, a second electrical revolution of digital management of electricity,” said Thar Casey, CEO of Amber Semiconductor. “Our progress into commercialization of our technologies is built upon a foundation of requirements defined and refined in conjunction with our strategic partners and over 30 successful technical evaluations with customers both in the U.S. and in Europe. These large companies have fully validated the use of AmberSemi’s technologies in discrete architecture, clearing the way to our manufacturing path in silicon.”