Powerex is a leading supplier of discrete devices, modules and integrated high power semiconductor solutions. Its broad product line includes IGBTs (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors), HVIGBTs, rectifiers, thyristors, custom power modules and assemblies.
Mitsubishi, the world leader in IGBTs and IPMs (Intelligent Power Modules), as a 50% owner allows Powerex to give its customers access to an established supply chain and cutting edge technology.
Powerex also serves as a JV partner to General Electric, who also has 50% ownership.
Powerex manufactures a wide range of rectifier and thyristor products at its Youngwood, PA factory to serve demanding applications.
Powerex supports many markets, including:
Military Power Electronic Applications
AC, DC and Servo Drives (Low and Medium Voltage)
Aircraft (Electro-Hydrostatic Actuators, Power Generators)
Alternative Energy (Wind, Photovoltaic) and Distributed Power (Flywheel, Fuel Cell, Microturbine)
Industrial Pump Controls
Medical Power Supplies (CT, MRI, X-Ray)
Power Generation and Distribution
Transportation (Propulsion and Auxiliary Power for Rail, Shipboard)
Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)
Demanding Aftermarker Supplier
Established on January 1, 1986, Powerex is the result of a combination of two pioneers in the power semiconductor industry — the Power Semiconductor Divisions of General Electric Company and Westinghouse Electric Corporation. With the idea of advancement toward the future, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation established an equity position in Powerex.
In 1994, Westinghouse sold its shares to General Electric and Mitsubishi Electric, which currently share equal ownership of Powerex.
Corporate Offices – Youngwood, Pennsylvania
Manufacturing Facilities – 90,000 sq. ft.
Office Area – 15,000 sq. ft.
Warehousing/Distribution -15,000 sq. ft.
Employees – 190
Powerex and its strategic partners maintain a commitment to research and innovative product development to meet customer power semiconductor requirements, including:
Decreased Component Size
Increased Energy Efficiency
Operate at Higher Frequencies
Are More Reliable
Offer Integrated Functions
This broad product line is enhanced by divisions devoted to the development of
Custom Modules and Silicon Carbide Technology
Customer Specific Assemblies
Powerex standard and custom products are all supported by its world-class applications engineering staff.
Preferred Global Partner for High Power Semiconductor Solutions
Consistently deliver value, quality and expertise
Provide customer desired innovation
Achieve growth and profitability for our customers and owners
High performance, collaborative teams with individual accountability
Responsive to customers' present and future needs
Focused on quality to deliver reliable products and solutions on time
Continuously increasing productivity and reducing costs
Passion for learning and sharing ideas
Reward for performance
Always with uncompromising integrity and high safety standards
Our goal is to be “First in Quality” with the focus on TOTAL and CONSISTENT customer satisfaction.
A personal commitment and awareness from each associate in ALL functions
Do every job right the first time
Produce the highest quality products
On Time delivery
Total awareness of customer needs