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Arrow Electronics and Bourns collaborate to accelerate electrification

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Arrow Electronics, Inc. and Bourns, Inc, have announced their strategic collaboration to assist customers in developing high-power solutions, a critical component to advancing electrification and sustainability initiatives.

High power designs require a large number of custom magnetic components from a supplier with knowledge and experience developing solutions for high frequency applications. Arrow, as part of this collaboration, will leverage Bourns' expertise in custom magnetic development.

“High power designs are crucial to the success of 'net zero' emissions initiatives, and we are delighted to enter into a strategic collaboration with Bourns to strengthen the development and proliferation of high power designs. By combining the strengths of both companies, Arrow and Bourns can serve a more diverse and global clientele,” said Murdoch Fitzgerald, vice president of global engineering and design services at Arrow Electronics.

More and more high-power designs are being developed as it plays a key role in achieving energy efficiency. They are essential for a variety of net-zero emissions projects, such as electric vehicles, renewable energy, battery storage, grid infrastructure, and other applications. The adoption of high-power designs is driven by the development of silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFETs and gallium nitride (GaN) and pseudomorphic high electron mobility (pHEMT) transistors.

The complexities associated with high-power electronics design, including lack of power expertise, stringent functional safety and reliability requirements, intricate printed circuit board design, and the need for expensive test equipment, pose challenges for the innovators. Arrow Electronics has recently opened its High Power Center of Excellence in the UK to address these challenges.

Customers can rely on Arrow's High Power Center of Excellence in Swindon and the Bourns Power Applications Laboratory in Cork, Ireland for innovative, cutting-edge power electronics products. Customers will also be able to accelerate and de-risk design cycles, while having access to Arrow's world-class eInfochips engineering team to plan and manage their product roadmap and lifecycles. .

“Our Power Applications Laboratory team is excited about our collaboration with Arrow, which will help us improve our mutual customers' power supply designs by increasing efficiency, reducing heat loss and optimizing cost. The Cork team has extensive experience and expertise in power supply simulation modeling and testing. These capabilities allow them to deliver custom magnetic designs that meet designers' requirements with industry-leading fast turnaround times,” said Brian Ahearne, vice president of product and technology, Bourns Power Division.

To learn more about the collaboration, visit Arrow booth #638, Hall 9 at PCIM Europe, an international power electronics event, scheduled for Nuremberg, Germany, June 11-13, 2024 or https://www.einfochips.com/arrow-bourns-collaboration/.