Innovation

 

Delta is devoted to innovation and systematically developing new products and technologies, particularly those that are high-efficiency and energy-saving. Aiming to reduce global warming and ensure mankind's sustainable future with better value and performance, Delta is continuously enhancing our engineering capabilities and is committed to developing innovative technologies and solutions for a better tomorrow.

In addition, Delta established Delta Research Center (DRC) in 2013 to respond to changing technological trends and to enhance its research and development capacity. Devoted to big data analytics as well as the development and integration of applications and solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), DRC has been enabling the acceleration of enterprise transformation and upgrade with emphasis on pragmatic verification. In addition, DRC takes an open collaboration approach to actively collaborate with ecosystem partners from industrial sectors, government agencies, academia, and research institutions for mutual success.

Key Figures
  • 69 R&D sites
  • High efficiency of 98% for telecom rectifier
  • Roughly 8000+ patent certificates awarded
  • 9,000+ R&D engineers throughout the world
Research and Development on Global Scale

Headquartered in Taiwan, Delta invests 6% to 7% of the group's annual sales revenue in R&D and has worldwide R&D facilities China, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, the U.S.A., and Europe. In 2018, Delta has over 9,000 R&D engineers throughout the world with R&D activities coordinated on a global scale.

Delta's labs at Research Triangle Park in North Carolina, U.S.A., include the Delta Power Electronics Laboratory, which develops high-efficiency and high-density power conversion products, and the Delta Networks R&D Laboratory, which develops networking products. Delta's R&D team in Soest, Germany, focuses on developing key power supply products and technologies for various applications such as hybrid vehicles, super computers, high-end server storage, telecommunications, datacenters, and wind power converters.

Among Delta's 23 R&D centers in China, Delta Power Electronics Center (DPEC) in Pudong, Shanghai was established in 1999 to aggressively develop advanced energy-saving technologies. We also have CNAS (China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment) accredited laboratories in Shanghai, Guangdong and Jiangsu, as well as post Ph.D. innovation stations in our R&D centers in Shanghai and Jiangsu.

Cultivation for R&D Talents

Delta has also made long-term investments in cultivating R&D expertise and innovation. Delta has joint R&D programs with U.S. universities such as MIT, Virginia Polytech, Case Western Reserve University, as well as Taiwan's National Cheng-Kung University, National Central University, and National Taiwan University, and other top schools in both Taiwan and China. In China, the Delta Foundation has established the "Delta Power Electronics Science and Education Development Program" and the "Delta Scholar Program," which are involved in co-developing a variety of advanced energy-efficient products and technologies with eight top universities.

Delta Innovation Highlights

Our capability for innovative design is what sets us apart from the competition. With our core competence in power management, we are rapidly expanding into several related businesses such as: power systems for datacenters, cooling fans and thermal solutions, industrial automation systems, powertrain solutions and power electronics components for EVs/HEVs, high-end projection systems, LED lighting, and renewable energy. We are also actively pursuing development in new areas such as medium voltage drives (MVD), converters for wind turbines, and green buildings.

International Recognition

Delta's R&D integration ability, product innovation and design capabilities have won international recognition on numerous occasions. Since 2010, Delta has continuously received internationally recognized design awards including the iF, Reddot, CES Innovation, Computex Best Choice, and Taiwan Excellence awards. Our national honors for innovation include the Taiwan National Industry Innovation Award and the Thailand Prime Minister's Industry Award. Delta also ranked in the top 500 globally in corporate R&D expenditures according to the 2007 R&D scoreboard compiled by the United Kingdom's Department of Innovation, Universities, and Skills. These top awards recognize Delta's embrace of energy-saving, sustainability and value creation as core values as well as our innovation in system integration, design, channels, brand and service.

Delta Research Center

DRC was established in 2013. The first phase of DRC, between 2013 and 2021, mainly carried out R&D activities that enabled the digital transformation of Delta’s development workflows, IT services, and manufacturing processes. The second phase of DRC (DRC 2.0), starting in 2022, will focus its R&D activities on the development of next-next-generation and/or brand new product lines that could result in new era for Delta.

Missions

With the industrial transformation, the influence of information communication and SW/HW integration technologies on Delta and its business partners has increased rapidly. The Delta Research Center is composed of experts from various fields, providing consulting and R&D services required for technological upgrading and industrial transformation, enhancing corporate value and operational efficiency. Delta Research Center focuses on smart manufacturing, artificial intelligence, ICT, and life sciences:

  1. 1. Smart Manufacturing: Through predictive diagnosis, virtual-real integration, and simulation techniques to analyze production efficiency and bottleneck constraints, support to manage and reduce risks and costs
  2. 2. Artificial intelligence: Improve service quality and develop automation solutions through machine vision, semantic analysis, and unmanned vehicle technologies.
  3. 3. Information and communication technology: Explore energy management, information security services, indoor precise positioning and MR-related applications, and establish industrial innovation services.
  4. 4. Life Science: Research in precision medicine by integrating advanced opto-mechanical technology into the field of life science, and proactively participate in Covid-19 epidemic prevention cooperation by providing self-developed gene-virus detection appliances.
Global Coverage

Based on the concept of "close to the industry, real-time verification", Delta Research Center invests in multisite R&D laboratories at Taipei, Hsinchu, Tainan, Wuhan, and Singapore to accelerate the understanding of industrial needs and the multi-faceted integration of verification technologies and solutions.

Furthermore, Delta Research Center also actively participates in the industrial ecosystem, cooperates with world-renowned universities in research projects and cultivates talents; cooperates with the government, industry associations and standards organizations to create innovative applications.

Innovation Outcomes

By leveraging technological innovations, translational research, solution integration, as well as factory verification and testing, DRC has already accumulated concrete outcomes in four fields:

  1. Big data analytics and IoT systems and solutions
    • Manufacturing:providing comprehensive smart manufacturing service and asset management systems from products, solutions, to consulting services. This unique structuring allows affordable solutions and systems with great flexibility, assisting enterprises of various scales to accomplish smart manufacturing.
    • Life science innovation:combining IoT with big data analytics to support the healthcare industry in providing services around "risk management." Currently, we have successfully developed and commercialized "gene analyzer," "immune analyzer," and "sleep monitoring analysis system."
  2. Enterprise transformation and upgrade: using the three main solutions of "seamless service," "effective on-site communication," and "smart learning" to enhance customer communication and service standards, as well as to accelerate the organizational innovation process.
  3. Ecosystem collaboration: holding interdisciplinary collaborative projects with world famous universities including: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of California-Berkeley, National Cheng Kung University, National Taiwan University, Peking University, Tsinghua University, Nanyang Technological University, Industrial Technology Research Institute, National Research Foundation Singapore, etc.