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Contour Energy Systems signs strategic investment and technology development agreement with IQT

January 17, 2012 12:03 pm | News | Comments

Contour Energy Systems today announced the signing of a strategic investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent, strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Green Building Power Forum Program Expanded to include Vice Chairman, Galvin Electricity Initiative, and former EPRI CEO

January 17, 2012 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The program at the 2012 Green Building Power Forum (GBPF ’12) has been expanded to include a panel discussion featuring Kurt Yeager, Vice Chairman, Galvin Electricity Initiative and former President and CEO of the...

Mitra Innovations S.A. Becomes Alpha Technologies S.A.

January 17, 2012 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Effective January 1, 2012, Belgium-based power solutions manufacturer Mitra Innovations S.A. has changed its name to Alpha Technologies S.A. Mitra, which describes itself as one of Europe’s pioneering innovators in power conversion technologies,...

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Power-One Announces Digital Power Management Patent License With TDK-Lambda

January 17, 2012 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Power-One, Inc. and TDK-Lambda Corp. announced that they entered into a non-exclusive, worldwide, license agreement for Digital Power Technology (DPT) patents from Power-One. Power-One’s Digital Power Technology applies to DC-DC Board Mount Power applications in...

Yokowo Smaller Two Piece Battery Connectors with Two Way Insertion

January 17, 2012 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Due to popular demand, Yokowo’s two piece battery connectors has expanded and now will include a compact version. Featuring two less blades than the original 6-blade type, the new 4 blade model is designed to also allow for flexibility for both horizontal and vertical blade insertion.

ON Semiconductor Receives Trusted Foundry and Broker Accreditations

January 17, 2012 6:31 am | News | Comments

ON Semiconductor has been granted Category 1A Trusted Foundry accreditation for its Pocatello, Idaho, ‘Fab 10', and Gresham, Oregon, facilities. The Trusted Foundry Program is a Department of Defense (DOD) project to accredit trusted...

Energy Measurement for Appliances

January 16, 2012 11:31 am | by Prasad Dhond, Marketing Manager, Smart Grid Home Area Network, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

Energy consumption awareness is a crucial step in going green as an individual consumer. Real-time energy usage data aggregated at the home-level by smart meters is useful, but drilling down to the energy consumption of each major home appliance is even better and more actionable.

IBM Developing Lithium-air Battery With 500-mile Range for EVs

January 16, 2012 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

According to media reports, IBM continues to make progress on what it describes as a breakthrough lithium-air battery that may be able to store 1,000 times more energy than today’s lithium ion battery. The...

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California Energy Commission Plugs in Energy Efficiency Rules for Battery-Charged Appliances

January 16, 2012 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The California Energy Commission approved a first-in-the-nation energy efficiency standard that will reduce wasted energy by battery chargers commonly used to power cell phones, laptop computers, power tools, and other devices. "When you consider powering...

C & D Technologies Acquired by an Affiliate of Angelo, Gordon & Co.

January 16, 2012 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

C&D Technologies, Inc. announced that effective on January 13, 2012 and pursuant to the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of October 3, 2011, by and among C&D and certain affiliates...

CES 2012: Wilocity Announces Marketing Strategy and Product Availability

January 16, 2012 9:39 am | by Brian O'Rourke, In-Stat | Blogs | Comments

Wilocity is an Israel-based start-up that has been aggressive in pursuing the WiGig or 802.11ad silicon market. At CES, it has announced a marketing strategy for its 60 GHz solution that emphasizes the ability to use the technology at work, on the go, or at home.

CES 2012: Qualcomm mirasol on Two More E-Readers

January 16, 2012 9:35 am | by Jennifer Colegrove in DisplaySearch, Display Technology | Blogs | Comments

At CES 2012, Qualcomm announced two more e-readers using its 5.7” mirasol display; these will be from Chinese companies Shanda and Hanvon. In November, Korea-based Kyobo released the first e-reader with mirasol display technology.

Portable Power at the Heart of Defibrillators

January 16, 2012 9:15 am | by Joe Carcone, VP Sales & Marketing, Contour Energy Systems | Articles | Comments

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) save thousands of lives annually for patients with weak or damaged hearts who are at heightened risk of sudden cardiac arrest. The ICD is battery-powered, and when the battery’s charge depletes, it must be replaced.

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CES 2012: Microsoft goes out with a whimper

January 16, 2012 8:29 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor, Special thanks to ECN's photographer, Andrew Maiman | Articles | Comments

For a company that changed the world with its PC operating systems and dominated CES for over a decade, Microsoft left a mute impression in its swan song at the world’s largest consumer electronics show. Even the star power of American Idol’s Ryan Seacrest

Panel Mounted AC Output Solid State Relays Feature 1600-V Blocking

January 16, 2012 7:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crydom has expanded its Series H1 of high voltage AC output Solid State Relays. The new models offer high levels of breakdown voltage and noise immunity (>1600 V) for applications in installations where

Digital Multimeter Is Presented as Five-in-One Device

January 16, 2012 7:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega’s new HHM8229 5-in-1 autorange digital multimeter offers temperature, RH, sound, light and digital multimeter features in-one device. It features a

The Teardown - The Droid RAZR

January 16, 2012 4:09 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

The Droid RAZR calls on state-of-the-art space-saving technology as well nostalgia, claiming once again to be the thinnest phone in the universe.

The Teardown - Amazon Kindle Fire

January 16, 2012 3:57 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

The Kindle Fire is Amazon's new 7.5" x 4.7" x 0.45" tablet, with a 7" multi-touch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixel at 169 ppi with 802.11b/g/n WiFi and the Amazon Silk cloud-accelerated browser.

CES 2012: Conexant Systems' low-power video encoder

January 16, 2012 3:43 am | Videos | Comments

Ken Chuang, Marketing Director at Conexant Systems, discusses their new low-power, high-compression video encoder.

Sion Power Announces $50 Million Equity Investment by BASF

January 13, 2012 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Sion Power Corp. announced that BASF invested $50 million to acquire an equity ownership position in the company. This equity partnership expands upon an existing joint development agreement that BASF Future Business GmbH established...

Ericsson Strengthens Focus on IPR Licensing

January 13, 2012 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Ericsson states that it has the industry’s strongest wireless IPR portfolio, comprising 27,000 granted patents that cover a wide range of technologies, from wireless access (2G, 3G and 4G) to WLAN and the whole...

Global Industry Leaders Aim to Redefine Power in 21st Century as Smart and Wireless with Formation of the Power Matters Alliance

January 13, 2012 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

IEEE, announced a community of global industry leaders are joining forces with the intention to form the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) under the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Industry Connections Program. The PMA is dedicated...

Four Things to Watch for on Smartphones

January 13, 2012 5:18 am | by Majeed Ahmad | Blogs | Comments

The year 2011 has unmistakably been the year of smartphone and ecosystems housing this magic gizmo.

Smart-Home Service Opportunities Leveraging App Store Ease of Use

January 13, 2012 4:42 am | News | Comments

A new breed of app could soon be finding its way onto mobiles or set-top boxes, taking advantage of a new open platform for smart buildings put forward by STMicroelectronics. ST's GreenNet Wireless Sensor Networking technology addresses the challenge to most efficiently use energy and for increase consumer safety via monitoring of their environment.

Global Broadband Satellite Communications Service for the Maritime Market Launched

January 13, 2012 4:29 am | News | Comments

Iridium Communications and KVH Industries announced an agreement to offer a fully global, seamless broadband satellite communications service for the maritime market.

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