Digital power control firm closes doors

March 11, 2015 // By Peter Clarke
Amantys Ltd., a power electronics startup founded in 2010 by former ARM executives, ceased trading on March 2, according to its website. No reason was given for the closure.

Amantys was founded to use digital control as a method to improve the peroformance and efficiency of medium-to-high voltage power applications. The company was founded with backing from Moonray Investors and ARM Holdings plc.

The company introduced a family of gate-driver ICs able to operate IGBT modules at voltages ranging from 1.2kV up to 4.5kV. These were complemented with the Power Insight Adapter, supporting the use of digital communications and control techniques for high-voltage power switching. The company struck deals Fuji Electric, Hitachi and Dynex to develop gate-drivers and in October 2013 received $5 million from strategic investor Avago Technologies Inc. bringing the total raised by Amantys to $20 million.

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