Ideal Power Releases Whitepaper on B-TRAN™: Compelling Advantages Over Conventional Power Switch Technologies

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ideal Power Inc. (Nasdaq: IPWR), pioneering the development and commercialization of the highly efficient and broadly patented B-TRAN™ bidirectional semiconductor power switch, has released a new whitepaper that provides an in-depth look at Ideal Power’s patented, proprietary, Bidirectional Bipolar Junction Transistor (B-TRAN™) semiconductor power switch. The whitepaper provides the technical audience background on the B-TRAN™ device structure and operating modes and information on the bidirectional driver and test circuit used for the testing, documents B-TRAN™ performance based on recent test results and briefly discusses some of the applications for the technology.

The whitepaper, entitled B-TRAN™ - Device Structure, Performance and Applications, includes test results using Ideal Power’s latest driver and double-sided cooled packaged devices and switching characterization and waveforms using double pulse testing including testing in bidirectional mode. Bidirectional switching, along with very low conduction losses, are some of the primary competitive advantages of Ideal Power’s B-TRAN™ power switch. The whitepaper documents the low conduction losses and fast switching characteristics of the device. The waveforms show switching edges are sharp and the losses are low, which results in increased system efficiency when used in typical power applications.

“The test results in our new whitepaper match our previous simulation data, further validating the B-TRAN™ technology. As noted in the whitepaper, B-TRAN™ has the potential to displace conventional power semiconductor solutions in many applications including electric vehicles, renewable energy, energy storage, solid-state circuit breakers and motor drives,” said Dan Brdar, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ideal Power. “We expect the release of this this whitepaper to generate significant interest from the technical community potentially leading to further commercial opportunities for the technology.”

Availability of Whitepaper

The whitepaper is available here. For more information on B-TRAN™, visit here.

About Ideal Power Inc.

Ideal Power (NASDAQ: IPWR) is pioneering the development of its broadly patented bidirectional semiconductor power switch, creating highly efficient and ecofriendly energy control solutions for electric vehicle, electric vehicle charging, renewable energy, energy storage, UPS/data center, solid-state circuit breaker and other industrial and military applications. The Company is focused on its patented Bidirectional, Bipolar Junction Transistor (B-TRAN™) semiconductor technology. B-TRAN™ is a unique double-sided bidirectional AC switch able to deliver substantial performance improvements over today's conventional power semiconductors. Ideal Power believes B-TRAN™ will reduce conduction and switching losses, complexity of thermal management and operating cost in medium voltage AC power switching and control circuitry. For more information, visit

Safe Harbor Statement

All statements in this release that are not based on historical fact are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. While Ideal Power’s management has based any forward-looking statements included in this release on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding B-TRAN™ having the potential to displace conventional power semiconductor solutions in many applications and our expectation that the release of this whitepaper will generate significant interest from the technical community potentially leading to further commercial opportunities for the technology. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside of our control that could cause actual results to materially differ from such statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, but are not limited to, the success of our B-TRAN™ technology, including whether the patents for our technology provide adequate protection and whether we can be successful in maintaining, enforcing and defending our patents, our inability to predict with precision or certainty the pace and timing of development and commercialization of our B-TRAN™ technology, including the timing of the completion of our wafer fabrication runs with our semiconductor fabrications partners, the rate and degree of market acceptance for our B-TRAN™, the impact of global health pandemics on our business, supply chain disruptions, and the expected performance of future products incorporating our B-TRAN™, and uncertainties set forth in our quarterly, annual and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Furthermore, we operate in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment where new and unanticipated risks may arise. Accordingly, investors should not place any reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. We disclaim any intention to, and undertake no obligation to, update or revise forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable law.

Ideal Power Investor Relations Contact: 

Jeff Christensen
Darrow Associates

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