Volterra Semiconductor Corporation designs, develops and markets proprietary, high-performance analog and mixed-signal power management semiconductors for the computing, storage, networking and consumer markets.
Our core products are integrated voltage regulator semiconductors and scalable voltage regulator semiconductor chipsets that transform, regulate, deliver and monitor the power consumed by digital semiconductors. Through our proprietary power system architecture and mixed-signal design techniques, we have integrated power, analog and digital circuits onto a single complementary metal oxide silicon, or CMOS, semiconductor, eliminating the need for a large number of discrete components required by conventional power management solutions.
Our power management solutions are incorporated into products from leading system designers, including Alcatel-Lucent, AMD, Cisco, Dell, Foxconn, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Inventec, Juniper, Lenovo, nVIDIA, Sony, and Wistron.
The benefits of Volterra’s solution to our customers include:
Small Form Factor.Our power management solutions take up considerably less space than conventional power management solutions while offering increased performance and functionality. Our proprietary system architecture integrates the functions of controllers, power transistors and drivers found in conventional solutions, and significantly reduces the quantity and size of the remaining external components. Our customers are able to use our solutions to design systems that meet all of their size and performance goals.
High Performance.Our power management solutions are designed to meet or exceed the demanding power requirements of advanced digital semiconductors. Our products operate at much higher speeds than conventional power management solutions without excessive power dissipation. Our products also measure and control voltages and currents, and are generally more precise than conventional solutions.
Complete System-Level Solutions.Our highly integrated products, extensive reference designs and system-level applications expertise enable our customers to incorporate our solutions into electronic systems quickly and easily. Our system-level solutions offer time-to-market advantages for our customers and enable them to leverage our solutions across various system designs.
Scalability.Our solutions are scalable and do not require system redesign as digital semiconductors are upgraded over the life of the electronic system platform. As a result, our solutions reduce the complexity, time and cost of system design for our customers.
System Management. Our solutions provide system-level monitoring and control capabilities that can be used during the design process and in real-time operation without external components. Our products measure and report vital power system information accurately because we integrate measurement and control functions together with power delivery circuitry on the same semiconductor. We enable our customers to obtain this information and control our products to manage power in order to optimize system performance and reliability.
Origins of the Company Name
The company name Volterra traces its immediate origins back to the Italian mathematician, Vito Volterra, father of the Volterra series. Historically, the name probably dates back to the founding of Volterra, a beautiful town located in the heart of Tuscany, Italy.