Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Date of Report: August 11, 2008
(Date of earliest event reported)

Vicor Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation) 0-18277
(Commission File Number) 04-2742817
(IRS Employer
Identification Number)
25 Frontage Road, Andover, Massachusetts
(Address of principal executive offices)   01810
(Zip Code)
(978) 470-2900
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if changed since last report)

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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

On August 7, 2008, the Board of Directors (the "Board") of Vicor Corporation (the "Company") elected Jason L. Carlson to the Board, effective August 8, 2008. Mr. Carlson will serve as a member of the Board's Audit and Compensation Committees. Consistent with the Company's policy, he will serve (a) until the 2009 annual meeting of stockholders, at which time he is reelected to the Board or his successor is elected, or (b) until his earlier death, resignation or removal. The Board has determined Mr. Carlson satisfies the requirements set forth in Marketplace Rule 4200(a)(15) of NASDAQ listing standards. The Company is not aware of any transaction requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

A copy of the press release announcing Mr. Carlson's election to the Board is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

(a) Financial statements:
(b) Pro forma financial information:
(c) Shell company transactions:
(d) Exhibits
            99.1       Press Release of Vicor Corporation dated August 11, 2008


      Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Dated: August 11, 2008

By:  /s/ James A. Simms                    
     James A. Simms
     Chief Financial Officer

Exhibit Index Exhibit No. Description 99.1 Press Release of Vicor Corporation dated August 11, 2008