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International Power Supply Design Competition Winners Announced at Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), Austin, TX, March 6th 10, 2005

Monday, March 7, 2005

On March 7, 2005 at APEC’s plenary session, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Energy Commission announced the winners of Efficiency Challenge 2004, an international design competition for power supply efficiency. Twelve winners were selected, including two Grand Champions: Power Integrations in the Market Ready Category and Hong Kong Polytechnic University in the Open Category. All the winning entries are more energy efficient, and in many cases radically smaller than typical power supplies on the market today, demonstrating what is possible in future consumer electronics products.

Efficiency Challenge APEC Presentation PDF (62KB)

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Andrew Fanara, EPA, Andy Williams, ON Semiconductor, and Peter Schwartz, representing the California Energy Commission

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Andrew Fanara, EPA, Balu Balakrishnan, Power Integrations, and Peter Schwartz, representing the California Energy Commission

Product Picture, Power Integrations, Winner of Best in Class A1, Market Ready Grand Champion

Product Picture, Power Integrations, Winner of Best in Class A1, Market Ready Grand Champion

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Andrew Fanara, EPA, Speaking at APEC 2005