America Makes Congratulates Institute Member NCSU on Being Selected to Lead the Next Generation Power Electronics Innovation Institute

Jan 17, 2014

Youngstown, Ohio — January 17, 2014. America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, proudly congratulates its member, North Carolina State University (NCSU), on being selected to lead the manufacturing innovation institute on next generation power electronics.

According to the official White House press release, the Next Generation Power Electronics Innovation Institute is focused on enabling the next generation of energy-efficient, high-power electronic chips and devices by making wide bandgap semiconductor technologies cost-competitive with current silicon-based power electronics in the next five years. Supported by the Department of Energy, the manufacturing innovation institute’s headquarters will be located on NCSU’s Centennial Campus.

“On behalf of all of us at NCDMM and America Makes, I wish to extend our deepest and most sincere congratulations to America Makes member, NCSU, on being chosen to lead a consortium of innovators in next generation power electronics as the newest manufacturing innovation institute,” said Ralph Resnick, America Makes Founding Director and NCDMM President and Executive Director. “As the pilot manufacturing innovation institute, America Makes has achieved much, serving as a trailblazing example of the success that can be accomplished by a public-private partnership and collaborative model. We wish NCSU and its consortium members all the best as they set out to develop wide bandgap semiconductor devices and their manufacturing processes.”

Added America Makes Director and NCDMM Vice President Ed Morris, “I join Ralph in congratulating America Makes member, NCSU, on being selected to lead the Next Generation Power Electronics Innovation Institute. Moreover, all of us at America Makes are excited that the Obama Administration has moved forward to expand the number of manufacturing innovation institutes. The impact and success that America Makes has achieved since its award demonstrates that this model is effective in positively impacting our nation’s status as a global manufacturing innovator.”

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