Smaller and more efficient power modules have accelerated the evolution of distributed power architectures, enabling power systems with higher efficiency, power density, and other key performance attributes. Patrizio Vinciarelli’s patented contributions led to new power distribution architectures, Zero-Current Switching (ZCS) and Zero-Voltage Switching (ZVS) power conversion topologies, and advanced power packaging. His Factorized Power Architecture (FPA) leveraged current multiplication modules that can efficiently deliver hundreds of amperes at voltages less than 1 V. His Converter Housed in Package (CHiP) scalable packaging technology has enabled higher levels of power system efficiency and density. Vinciarelli holds 151 U.S. patents.
Vinciarelli is the founder and chief executive officer of Vicor Corporation, Andover, MA, USA.