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Vicor Corporation

July 10, 2012 20:00 ET

Vicor Delivers First Direct 48V-to-Processor, Intel x86-Compliant Solution for Datacenter and Telecom Applications

Vicor Enables 30% Reduction in Power Conversion Loss per Processor

TOKYO--(Marketwire - Jul 10, 2012) -  Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) today announced at the Techno-Frontier conference in Tokyo its direct 48V-to-processor power conversion solution for the datacenter, cloud computing and telecom markets. Vicor's Factorized Power solution complies with Intel's x86 VR12.0 voltage regulation specification. Vicor's current multiplication from 48V directly to a 1V microprocessor load enables more efficient power distribution and eliminates duplicate conversion stages found in traditional 48V to 12V to 1V power systems, yielding more than 5% greater overall efficiency in a package size that's 3X smaller than competing offerings.

With increasing demands on datacenter and cloud computing infrastructure, efficient power management is a growing concern. Electricity costs can account for up to 50% of annual datacenter operating expenses. The 5% efficiency gain enabled by Vicor's Intel compliant power solution can reduce per-processor power loss by 10W -- or 30% -- which can yield annual datacenter electricity savings of approximately $500,000 across 30,000 onsite processors.

Vicor's VI Chip PRM® non-isolated regulator and VTM® current multiplier deliver the most efficient 48V direct-to-load power conversion for datacenter and telecom applications. Vicor's Factorized Power Architecture® (FPA®) separates, or 'factorizes,' regulation and voltage transformation functions into flexible, high performance building blocks, reducing distribution and interconnect losses and eliminating bulk capacitance with greater than 1MHz response speed.

"With direct 48V-to-processor current multiplication, Vicor is enabling datacenter and telecom equipment designers to achieve gains in energy efficiency," said Stephen Oliver, VP of VI Chip product line, Vicor. "For datacenter and telecom facility operators, the cumulative reduction in energy usage, electricity expenses and CO2 emissions enabled by our technology can be significant."

To register for a free copy of Vicor's VR12.0 white paper and learn more, visit Vicor's Intel VR12.0-compliant power solutions or Vicor booth # 6G-301 at Techno-Frontier 2012 from July 11 through 13, 2012.

About Vicor Corporation
Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, Vicor Corporation designs, manufactures and markets innovative, high performance modular power components, from bricks to semiconductor-centric solutions, to enable customers to efficiently convert and manage power from the wall plug to the point-of-load. Complementing an extensive portfolio of patented innovations in power conversion and power distribution with significant application development expertise, Vicor offers comprehensive product lines addressing a broad range of power conversion and management requirements across all power distribution architectures, including CPA, DPA, IBA, FPA and CBA. Vicor focuses on solutions for performance-critical applications in the following markets: enterprise and high performance computing, telecommunications and network infrastructure, industrial equipment and automation, vehicles and transportation and aerospace and defense electronics.

Vicor, VI Chip, PRM, VTM, Factorized Power Architecture and FPA are trademarks of Vicor Corporation.

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