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IR Expands Family of Robust, Reliable Automotive DirectFET2 Power MOSFETs with System Scalability

October 19, 2010 12:22 pm | by International Rectifier | Comments

International Rectifier today announced the expansion of its family of automotive DirectFET2 power MOSFETs that deliver exceptional power density, dual-sided cooling and minimal parasitic inductance and resistance for heavy load applications, including Electric Power Steering, power...

LTC3105: 400mA Synchronous Step-Up DC/DC Converter with Maximum Power Point Control & 250mV Start Up for Energy Harvesting Applications

October 19, 2010 12:22 pm | by Linear Technology | Comments

The LTC3105 is a high efficiency step-up DC/DC converter that can operate from input voltages as low as 200mV. A 250mV start-up capability and integrated maximum power point controller (MPPC) enable operation directly from low voltage, high impedance alternative power sources such as...

National Semiconductor Ships Industry's First High-Definition Ser/Des with Content Protection for Automotive Infotainment Systems

October 19, 2010 12:21 pm | by National Semiconductor | Comments

National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today introduced the industry's first Ser/Des chipset with high-bandwidth digital content protection (HDCP) for automotive infotainment systems. The FPD-Link III chipset supports in-car distribution of protected video and audio content -- such as...


Emerge Alliance Advances DC Power Distribution Platform at Smart Grid Electronics Forum; to Focus on Energy Efficient Data Centers

October 19, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

The EMerge Alliance– an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe direct-current (dc) power distribution standards for commercial buildings – today announced during the Smart Grid Electronics Forum in San Jose, California,...


SoloPower Receives IEC Certification

October 19, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

SoloPower, Inc. announced that it has become the first solar company to obtain certification to both IEC (61646 and 61730) standards and UL 1703 standards for flexible, thin film CIGS modules. This pacesetting accomplishment...


SunHydro and Proton Energy Systems Open Solar-Powered Hydrogen Fueling Station in Connecticut

October 19, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

Proton Energy Systems and SunHydro announced the opening of the first solar station at 10 Technology Drive in Wallingford, Connecticut., the companies’ headquarters. Proton Energy Systems and SunHydro are sister companies and the station...


Government agencies fund improved fuel economy research at Virginia Tech

October 19, 2010 11:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Virginia Tech) The researchers hope to develop new thermoelectric materials and specific designs to achieve their goals of improved fuel efficiency and reduced pollution. Thermoelectric materials are able to directly convert heat into electricity.

CBaySystems files for US IPO worth up to $115M

October 19, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical transcription services company CBaySystems Holdings Ltd. on Monday filed for an initial public offering worth as much as $115 million.The Franklin, Tenn., company handles medical transcription, billing, and coding services for about 2,400 hospitals, clinics, and practices in the U.S....


AC-DC Power Supplies Are Compact, Offer High Efficiency

October 19, 2010 10:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

These highly efficient units, typically up to 91%, comprise four output power models: a 650 W and 1.0 kW, which are both less than 1 U high, and a 1.5 and 3.0 kW.


Intricate, curving 3-D nanostructures created using capillary action forces

October 19, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Michigan) Twisting spires, concentric rings and gracefully bending petals are a few of the new three-dimensional shapes that University of Michigan engineers can make from carbon nanotubes using a new manufacturing process.

Conserving resources: Producing circuit boards with plasma

October 19, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) There is a large growth market for flexible circuits, RFID antennas and biosensors on films. Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST are presenting a new technology at K 2010, the international trade fair for plastics...

CUI Adds Compact 2 A model to DC Switching Regulator Series

October 19, 2010 8:21 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

CUI Inc’s power line, V-Infinity, and its distributor, Digi-Key Corporation, announced the addition of a 2 A model to their V78XX switching regulator series.

THQ opens Montreal studio, extends game licenses

October 19, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Video game publisher THQ Inc. said Tuesday it is opening a studio in Montreal and has hired a big-name game designer from rival Ubisoft to help run it.Patrice Desilets, who worked as creative director of Ubisoft's "Assassin's Creed" games, will start at THQ's new studio next summer. THQ said it...


Power IC Market makes a full recovery in 2010

October 19, 2010 7:34 am | Comments

Following a decline of over 14% in 2009, the world market for power management and driver ICs is forecast to recover fully in 2010, growing by 20% to over $12 billion. Strong annual growth is projected for the next four years.


Graphene to improve Bluetooth headsets and other wireless devices

October 19, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Researchers at UC Riverside continue advancements with graphene, the single-atom thick carbon crystal that was the subject of this year's Nobel Prize in physics



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