The Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC) is a national, industry-driven, membership-based consortium comprised of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers, researchers, and other stakeholders working to advance and strengthen the domestic power electronics ecosystem.
PEIC was founded in 2007 by a small team of industry executives to improve U.S. competitiveness in power electronics—an increasingly important factor in developing the next generation of renewable energy and electric vehicle technologies. To accommodate its growing membership, PEIC was formally structured as a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization in 2012. With a broader vision of positioning the U.S. as a global center for power electronics research, design, and manufacturing, PEIC carved out a mission to accelerate growth of the domestic power electronics ecosystem. Since its formation, PEIC has successfully grown its membership and application scope to include a broad spectrum of industry stakeholders with activities spanning electric transportation, energy efficiency (e.g., server farms, industrial motors drives, or LED Lighting), and renewable energy sectors.
To achieve its mission and vision, PEIC has three primary goals:
- To conduct in-depth evaluations of the domestic and worldwide power electronics industry supply chain to identify the most compelling and promising opportunities for the U.S. to gain a competitive edge
- To advocate for targeted public and private investment in power electronics research and manufacturing in the U.S.
- To develop a highly skilled, competitive workforce to support the research, design, and manufacturing needs of the domestic power electronics industry