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Power Semiconductors, Power IC

A power IC is used as a switch or rectifier in high voltage power applications.


Power semiconductors or power integrated circuits (ICs) operate as a switch or rectifier in high-voltage applications such as automotive, power supplies, solar and trains. The ICs allow the electricity to flow in the “on” state and stop it in the “off” state. They boost the efficiencies and minimize the energy losses in systems.

The power IC differs from the power management ICs (PMICs), which manages the power in an electronic system.