The Next Generation Power Electronics National Manufacturing Institute announced by President Obama today will use $70 million provided by the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Manufacturing Office to support and manage its programs over the next five years. This Institute is one of three new innovation hubs announced by the President in his 2013 State of the Union address and part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). The Institute will establish a collaborative community devoted to wide bandgap power electronics. It will create, showcase, and deploy new power electronic capabilities, products, and processes that can impact commercial production, build workforce skills, enhance manufacturing capabilities, and foster long-term economic growth in the region and across the nation.
Read the White House announcement.