Powerex was 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.
Powerex turns ideas into cost-effective products and is a leading supplier of discrete, modular and integrated high power semiconductor solutions, supporting many markets, including: 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), Electric Vehicles, Induction Heating and Industrial Pump Controls. Powerex’s goal is to be “First in Quality” with the focus on TOTAL and CONSISTENT customer satisfaction.