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Arkansas Power Electronics International Inc (AKA: APEI Inc)
Profile last edited on: 11/19/2018      CAGE: 1NVG2      UEI: QZMVB44SHW19

Business Identifier: Silicon Carbide electronics for extreme environments
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Location Information

535 West Research Center Boulevard
Fayetteville, AR 72701
   (479) 443-5759
Location: Single
Congr. District: 03
County: Washingto

Public Profile

Arkansas Power Electronics International Inc. (APEI) was sold to CREE Inc, in 2015, renamed Wolfspeed and sold to Infineon of Germany in 2016. APEI is focused to development of high density power electronics systems, electronic motor drives, and power packaging for extreme environments such as cryogenic for deep space missions.APEI specializes in high density and high power electronic solutions and products based on new and emerging materials, such as Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN). APEI facilities include over 30,000 SF of advanced manufacturing and R&D space, including Class 1000 clean rooms for research, prototype development, and full-scale manufacturing. APEI’s power electronics and power module manufacturing facilities are commercial ISO9001 certified and aerospace AS9100 certified.

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Key People / Management

  Frank Plastina -- CEO

  Adam Barkley

  Edgar Cilio

  Patick D Cilio

  Chris Fraley

  John Fraley

  John Kurtzweil -- CFO

  Alexander B Lostetter -- Vice President

  Daniel Martin

  Brandon Passmore

  Bradley Reese

  Roberto Marcelo Schupbach

  Robert Shaw

  Jie Yang