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Vicor Corporation announces compliance with Intel's VR12.5 specification

Vicor Corporation (VICR) announced its certification with Intel's (INTC) VR12.5 voltage regulation specification, enabling designers of x86 server infrastructure for datacenter, cloud computing and telecom environments to apply the latest innovations in power management while achieving significant gains in energy efficiency and system density. As with Vicor's earlier VR12.0-compliant solution, Vicor's direct 48 V-to-processor power conversion solution for VR12.5 provides the industry's highest efficiency compared to conventional multi-staged 48 V to 12 V to 1 V conversion designs. The ongoing proliferation of datacenter server infrastructure and associated rise in power and cooling costs are putting increased demands on operational budgets and floor space. By applying Vicor's power component design methodology that leverages high density, thermally-adept power components tailored for exacting datacenter requirements, system designers can achieve significant design and cost efficiencies while reducing overall energy usage.