APEI | Power Electronics Systems & Packaging
Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc. is a small business dedicated to developing and marketing the state-of-the-art technology in power electronics systems, electronic motor drives and power electronics packaging. APEI is advancing silicon carbide (SiC) technology to allow devices to withstand extreme temperatures, from -270 degrees Celsius to more than 500 degrees Celsius.
APEI works with several government agencies and industry partners such as NASA, United States Air Force and several others on projects that require state-of-the-art SiC devices. SiC devices can improve a variety of systems, including aircraft, spacecraft, electric and hybrid-electric vehicles, high efficiency converters for renewable energy, high voltage power distribution and down-hole drilling and exploration electronics.
Alexander Lostetter, president and CEO, has worked diligently to bring the company to where it is now with 19 employees, who are experts in all facets of power electronics engineering.
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