ZMDI and Murata Power Solutions to Cooperate

DRESDEN, Germany, -- ZMD AG (ZMDI), a global supplier of energy-efficient analog and mixed-signal solutions for information technology applications, and Murata Power Solutions, the world's leading supplier of board mount power, today announced a cooperation on smart digital point-of-load solutions for power management.

Murata Power Solution's single-phase surface-mount power blocks, combined with ZMDI's ZSPM1000 single-phase digital PWM controller for non-isolated DC/DC supplies, enable fast and flexible design of smart digital POL systems. The resulting systems have the high power density required for space-sensitive applications such as servers, storage units and FPGA boards.

"This cooperation is a strategic fit. Murata Power Solution's highly reliable power block in combination with the ultra compact digital PoL controller from ZMDI offer today's power designers the small and easy-to-use digital power management solutions they require," says Henry Lee, Marketing Manager at Murata Power Solutions.

"The cooperation with Murata allows us to provide designers with easy-to-use solutions for a variety of applications, ranging from servers, storage and network equipment to communication equipment, industrial transportation and process control," said Bernhard Huber, Business Line Manager for standard components at ZMDI.

ZMDI's single-phase, true digital POL controller, and Murata Power Solution's latest single-phase surface-mount power blocks with 25A and 35A output current ratings will be demonstrated at the Darnell Power Forum in San Jose, CA, September 26–28, 2011. A variety of solutions with output currents up to 45A are planned to become available on the market later this year.

About ZMDI
Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG (ZMDI) is a semiconductor company focused on energy efficiency. The company is a leading supplier of innovative, highly precise, robust and cost-efficient analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, which allow for a maximum of energy efficiency and environmental protection in the automotive, mobile medical, industrial automation and consumer markets. The company designs and markets application-specific standard products (ASSPs) and application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) which are known for their robust, cost-effective performance in demanding environments characterized by high temperature, high voltage, and the need for ultra-low power.

Headquartered in Dresden, Germany, ZMDI has 280 employees worldwide and serves customers from its offices in Dresden, Stuttgart, Germany; Milan, Italy; Pocatello, ID, Melville, NY, USA; Tokyo, Japan; Taipei, Taiwan and Seoul, Korea. ZMDI has design centers in Dresden, Stuttgart, Munich, Germany; Varna, Bulgaria and Madison, WI.

About Murata Power Solutions
Murata Power Solutions is headquartered in Mansfield, MA, with over 1,300 employees, and locations in the USA, Canada, England, France, Germany, Singapore, Japan and China. Murata Power Solutions designs, manufactures and distributes DC/DC converters, AC/DC power supplies, magnetics, data acquisition devices and panel meters, and offers these products in custom, standard and modified-standard variations. Murata Power Solutions' products are typically used within electronic applications serving major global market sectors including telecommunications, computing and industrial controls.

Murata Power Solutions is a division of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of electronic components and power supply modules. Murata's devices are found in a wide range of applications including consumer and automotive electronics, and wireless devices. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world.

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