BLACKSBURG, Va. , Dec. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- VPT, Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI), today announced that its GaN-based SGRB series of DC-DC converters has earned the Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards Platinum recognition, its highest honor. This distinction recognizes companies in the aerospace and defense electronics industries who have made groundbreaking contributions and innovative solutions to solve design challenges.

The SGRB series of DC-DC converters are specifically designed for the harsh radiation environments of space applications. Using advanced GaN-based technology, the SGRB series was developed to provide a solution that increases power supply efficiency, resulting in reduced system size, weight, and cost. With up to 95% efficiency, the GaN technology results in greater efficiency compared to traditional radiation hardened silicon products. It has been designed specifically for space-borne telecommunications where high efficiency, low noise, and radiation tolerance are imperative.

"We are honored that our SGRB series has been recognized with the platinum level award by the Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards judges," said Jeremy Ferrell, Director of Engineering at VPT. "We appreciate the recognition of the work we put into developing this innovative GaN-based DC-DC converter for space applications."

Military and Aerospace Electronics began presenting the Innovators Awards in 2016, giving recognition to the top entries across three levels: platinum, gold, and silver, as determined by a panel of expert judges from the aerospace and defense community. The Platinum award level recognizes a superb innovation, which is characterized by a groundbreaking approach to meeting a need and/or a new level of performance, efficiency, ease-of-use, or additional beneficial quality. 

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About VPT and HEICO
VPT, Inc., part of the HEICO Electronic Technologies Group, is a global provider of innovative DC-DC power converters, EMI filters, and custom engineering services for avionics, military, space, and industrial applications. Every day, organizations like NASA, ESA, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, BAE Systems, Thales and many more depend on high-reliability solutions from VPT to power critical systems. For more information about VPT, please visit www.vptpower.com

HEICO Corporation (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI) is engaged primarily in niche segments of the aviation, defense, space and electronics industries through its Hollywood, FL based HEICO Aerospace Holdings Corp. subsidiary and its Miami, FL-based HEICO Electronic Technologies Corp. subsidiary. For more information about HEICO, please visit www.heico.com.

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Contact: Katie Bouchard
Marketing Communications Manager
425-353-3010 x 8511 
kbouchard@vptpower.com
VPT, Inc. www.vptpower.com