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December 29, 2022 | Case studies

New testing technologies push the boundaries for power conversion at ipTEST

New testing technologies push the boundaries for power conversion at ipTEST

Surrey Research Park company ipTEST develops high-speed electrical testers for power semiconductors which are used in various low-carbon applications such as electric vehicles, solar power and wind energy.

Power semiconductors are essential to converting energy both on and off the electric grid. New wide bandgap semiconductors have revolutionised the market allowing, for example, faster and more efficient EV charging – which has been employed by Tesla in their electric vehicle fleet. However, testing these new devices is extremely difficult.

ipTEST had to innovate and develop a new range of high-speed, high-accuracy testers that can meet the higher demands, known as the “M2” product range – capable of testing to 1200V and 1000A. Demand for their testers has grown, allowing ipTEST to supply 3 of the top 5 largest global device manufacturers, namely Infineon Technologies, ST Microelectronics and Wolfspeed. This has led to significant revenue growth for ipTEST – a 6-fold increase since 2020, and the company is anticipating doubling revenue in 2023.

To support its ongoing expansion, the company has been investing in new advanced equipment and facilities at SRP, as well as cultivating local supply partners and collaborating with University of Surrey to secure engineering talent. To accommodate their growth, ipTEST have recently taken a second building at SRP.

Read more about SRP’s innovative companies in our Annual Review 2022

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