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Heat Sinks Accommodate Higher Power Densities

February 13, 2012 10:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

By adding a cam-clip and eliminating the need for a screw hole, the rear side of Ohmite’s new R Series heat sink benefits from being fully populated with extra fins which provide a larger cooling surface area and

Larson Electronics’ Magnalight Announces Addition of Pedestal Mounted LED Blasting Light

February 13, 2012 10:53 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics’ announced today the addition of a portable pedestal mounted LED Blasting light that offers high power and simple 110-277 VAC operation. Designed to provide an effective lighting solution for operators requiring easily deployed area lighting...

Radial-Leaded Metalized Polypropylene Film Capacitors Suit DC Link, High-Performance Apps

February 13, 2012 10:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPP Series film capacitors from Illinois Capacitor are available in a range of capacitance values from 4.7 mF to 35 mF with voltage ratings of 500 V to 1,500 WVDC. Packaged in a robust, flame-retardant hard-plastic case, each is well suited for


Apple subjects Foxconn, partners to labor scrutiny

February 13, 2012 10:19 am | News | Comments

Apple Inc said on Monday that a U.S. non-profit labor group has begun an "unprecedented" inspection of working conditions at its main contract manufacturers, including Foxconn's plants in southern China, as the maker of the IPhone continues to grapple with persistent image problems there.

IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference to Showcase Emerging Trends in EV Tech

February 13, 2012 9:56 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

The first IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference (IEVC) is scheduled for 4-8 March 2012 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, SC. IEVC 2012 is designed to facilitate the exchange of information on global trends in technology, engineering, standards and deployment aspects among industrial, academic and regulatory thought leaders for the rapidly-growing worldwide electric vehicle ecosystem.

Georgia Tech Research: Good for the Heart

February 13, 2012 8:21 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Georgia Tech researchers are developing new ways to diagnose and treat heart problems -- from advanced imaging techniques and guidance for drug therapies to sophisticated surgical procedures.

Power Supply Line Adds 5-A and 10-A 24 VDC Three-Phase Models

February 13, 2012 7:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

SolaHD has extended its SDN-C power supplies series by introducing 5-A and 10-A three-phase DIN rail models: the SDN 5-24-480C and SDN 10-24-480C respectively. The introduction completes the SDN-C line, which includes models ranging from

Frequency Electronics to Acquire 100 Percent Ownership of Elcom Technologies, Inc.

February 13, 2012 6:38 am | News | Comments

Frequency Electronics Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase all capital stock not previously owned by Frequency of Elcom Technologies, Inc. This agreement is subject to closing, which is anticipated this week. Frequency owns approximately 25 percent of the


Hand-held Dental X-Ray Units: FDA Safety Communication - Unreviewed Products May Not Be Safe or Effective

February 10, 2012 5:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Products could potentially expose users and patients to unnecessary and potentially harmful X-rays.

Zentric Signs MOU with OneEnergy for Fuel Cell Battery Technology

February 10, 2012 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Zentric, Inc. announce that it has entered into a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with OneEnergy Sdn Bhd, a privately held Research and Development company operating in Malaysia who specialize in a solution for Next...

Global and Local Expansion of Operations Announced by K2 Energy Systems for 2012

February 10, 2012 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

K2 Energy Solutions, Inc. (K2 Energy), a privately held US developer of rechargeable lithium ion battery cells, modules, packs and systems announced the ongoing expansion of its US and foreign operations. In the fourth quarter...

Ioxus Acquires Ultracapacitor Manufacturer Power Systems, Ltd.

February 10, 2012 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Ioxus, Inc. announced that it has acquired Power Systems, Ltd., a Japanese manufacturer of flexible, slim-pack electric double layer capacitors (EDLCs) with an extensive customer base in the Asia-Pacific region. With Power Systems’ proprietary...

A Digital Power System Demonstration from Texas Instruments

February 10, 2012 7:34 am | Videos | Comments

This is a video shot at the Applied Power Electronics Conference at the Texas Instruments booth of their latest PM-BUS-compatible digital power system solutions.


Wireless Healthcare Opportunities and Challenges

February 10, 2012 5:28 am | by Iboun Taimiya Sylla, Texas Instruments, | Articles | Comments

Healthcare costs are representing an increasing percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) for many countries, and it’s growing. This rising trend has created an urgent need for many countries to put in place an innovative and cost-effective method for delivering healthcare. With several technological advances achieved in recent years within the wireless industry, healthcare providers are more inclined to integrate wireless healthcare as part of the global healthcare system.

ESA's Mars Express radar gives strong evidence for former Mars ocean

February 10, 2012 4:53 am | News | Comments

ESA's Mars Express has returned strong evidence for an ocean once covering part of Mars. Using radar, it has detected sediments reminiscent of an ocean floor within the boundaries of previously identified, ancient shorelines on Mars.

SynQor and Lineage Power Settle IBA Patent Litigation

February 9, 2012 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

SynQor, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive Settlement Agreement with Lineage Power Corp. to resolve SynQor’s IBA patent litigation against Lineage (SynQor, Inc. v. Artesyn Technologies, Inc., et al., Civil Action...

Furukawa Electric Completes Acquisition of SuperPower Inc. from the Philips Group

February 9, 2012 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Furukawa Electric announced that it has completed the acquisition of the N.Y.–based second generation high temperature superconductivity wire manufacturer, SuperPower Inc. from the Philips. Through this acquisition, Furukawa Electric states that it welcomes to its...

Plessey Acquires Cambridge University Spin-Out Company, and its Novel GaN on Silicon Technology

February 9, 2012 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Plessey Semiconductors Ltd. has acquired CamGaN Limited, a University of Cambridge spinout formed to commercialize novel technologies for the growth of gallium nitride (GaN) high-brightness LEDs on large area silicon substrates. The acquisition will...

Sofradir grabs top spot as supplier of a key class of advanced infrared products to military and space

February 9, 2012 10:33 am | News | Comments

Sofradir announced today that it has secured the world market leadership with more than 25 per cent market share in volume for supplying second generation Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT/HgCdTe) infrared detectors to the military and space...

Maxim's Power Measurement Technology Demonstration at APEC 2012

February 9, 2012 8:29 am | Videos | Comments

Maxim demonstrates their latest single-, three-, and multiphase power measurement solutions at their booth at the 2012 Power Electronics Conference.

ICs Reduce Switching Regulator Output Ripple and Harmonics by 60 dB at High Frequencies

February 9, 2012 7:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ground-breaking new MIC94300 /MIC94310 were developed to provide more efficient noise suppression for today's highly sensitive data and image capturing systems. The MIC94300 integrates a low-R DS(ON), current-limit switch and a low-pass filter that

The Tinker's Toolbox - Energy Management and Device Efficiency

February 9, 2012 7:16 am | Podcasts | Comments

Here we talk to J. Francois Crepin and James Ashe of Akros Silicon about energy management vs. power managment, and how proper energy management impacts device efficiency.

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Demo at APEC 2012

February 9, 2012 6:52 am | Videos | Comments

Here is a short demo of some of the LED driver products Alpha and Omega Semiconductor was demonstrating at this year's APEC 

Reed Sensors Tout High Switching Power

February 9, 2012 6:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

MEDER electronic introduced its MK26 line of reed sensors, which feature extremely high switching power in combination with a compact design. Measuring 32 mm x 10 mm x 6 mm, the sensor consumes no power, and is suitable for

AC-DC LED Power Supply Offers 150-W Output, 93 Percent Efficiency

February 8, 2012 12:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Green Watt Power announced the “GLC-150” Series of Constant Current AC/DC LED power supplies. The series features universal/full range AC input voltage of 100 V to 277V AC, offers stable and reliable

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