Akros Silicon

Akros Silicon

Akros–the Greek word for “edge”–embodies our commitment to bringing leading edge innovations to green power and energy management ICs.

Company web page image - 0709Akros Silicon is a provider of leading edge power management ICs that offer superior efficiency performance and advanced features to facilitate remote and intelligent network-based energy management. Our solutions help manufacturers of electronic equipment create more efficient and advanced products at reduced costs, while enabling end users the ability to reduce energy usage.

Akros’ breakthrough and proprietary GreenEdge(TM) digital isolation technology enables unprecedented integration by eliminating the traditional isolation barrier to create a Power System-on-a-Chip (Power SoC) solution. Each SoC replaces “bag of chips” designs with flexible and efficient platform solutions that shrink the design footprint and lower the bill-of-material costs—all while delivering enhanced end-to-end system capability.

Akros’ solutions are used in a wide-range of equipments that benefit from superior energy efficiency, intelligent power management, network-based energy management and diagnostics, high-voltage/ground loop isolation and EMC protection. These include direct-line or Ethernet-powered (PoE) appliances like VoIP phones, wireless LAN access points, WiMax CPEs, residential gateways, IP and analog surveillance cameras, thin client computers, industrial, automotive and medical equipment.

Akros is committed to advancing the state-of-the-art of digital power and energy management through the creative application of our novel IC architectures and software programmability—addressing our customers’ demand for simpler and cost-effective system designs and faster design cycles.


Competitive Advantages

Intelligent management of power subsystems through GreenEdge Isolation; bi-directional digital communication between the high-voltage/line power domain and safety-isolated local/remote software domains 
System-on-a-Chip (SoC) integration of isolated power system for superior power system efficiency and design footprint reduction 
Simplified implementation of upcoming green power initiatives and standards 
Seamless implementation of network-based intelligent energy management policies 
Smallest PoE footprint in the industry with unprecedented integration 
Field-proven, high-voltage protection and EMI reduction technologies that enable immediate and cost-effective EMC compliance 
Core technology addressing a wide range of application segments and power needs
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World’s first Quad-output, Isolated Power SoC with integrated GreenEdge™ 2kV isolation
World’s first PoE Power System-on-a-Chip (SoC) with integrated >GreenEdge™ 2kV isolation 
World’s first IEEE 802.3at PoE Plus Powered Device (PD) controller 
World’s first integrated active EMI and ESD suppressor 
Proven Leadership

Akros Silicon’s strong leadership team has extensive experience in the building of high-growth semiconductor companies that deliver industry-leading IC solutions. See our management page for biographies.

Sep 28, 2015

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kinetic Technologies, a high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductor company focused on developing power management solutions for computing, consumer, industrial, and communications markets, announced the acquisition of Akros Silicon, a leading supplier of intelligent energy management ICs, which integrate high-voltage digital isolation and discrete components into a single device. Terms of the asset transaction were not disclosed.

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CONTACT: Phil Dewsbury, Erik Ogren, media@kinet-ic.com, +1(408)701-2558