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Darnell's Celebrates 15th Anniversary

April 28, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Darnell’s has reached the Milestone of 15 years of continuous news coverage of the worldwide power electronics industry. is the only daily, the only global and most-read publication in the power electronics...

Taming Quality in Chaos - Quality Management in Systems of Systems

April 28, 2011 11:08 am | by By: Bruce Douglass, IBM Rational | Blogs | Comments

From cars to consumer goods, to military equipment to ATMs, we’re all familiar with systems. Increasingly, smart, connected devices are embedded in common, everyday devices in addition to special purpose systems, enabling huge improvements in our ability to manage the complexities of modern life.

Gates Foundation: 88 grants for unusual research

April 28, 2011 11:05 am | by DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is shining a light on toilets and the waste that is supposed to go in them in the sixth round of its grand challenges project.The foundation on Thursday announced 88 new $100,000, five-year grants for unusual research, including a number in a new category for...


3-Phase SINE Wave Filters Assert Improved EMC Performance

April 28, 2011 8:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Schurter expanded its output filter portfolio for EMC with the introduction of the 3-phase sine wave output filters, series FMAC SINE and FMAC SINE DCL. The new sine wave filters are designed to convert output voltage wave forms produced by PWM...

85- to 250-W Medical and IT Power Supplies Reach 92 Percent Efficiency

April 28, 2011 8:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power launched its AHM Series of external AC/DC power supplies aimed at a broad range of medical and IT applications. The series comprises five single-output ranges of 85-, 100-, 150-, 180- or 250-W output, and provides the popular nominal outputs from +12 to + 48 VDC.

AC-DC Dimmable LED Driver Power Supply

April 28, 2011 8:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. announces the LF1048 Series AC-DC Constant Current or Constant Voltage Dimmable LED Driver power supply.

25 W Low-Profile Open-Frame DC-DC Converters

April 28, 2011 8:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Murata Power Solutions announced today additions to its UEI25 series of 25W output, 2:1 input range, high efficiency, isolated DC-DC converters.

Level V-ErP II ITE and Medical Power Supplies Range from 5 W to 250 W

April 28, 2011 8:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited announced Level V/ErP II ITE and Medical Power Supplies from 5 W to 250 W. In order to meet the new CE Marking Directive, the company has developed new links and categories for easy access to Level V ErP II / Energy Star V2.0 Level V...


Power Cords Latch Into IEC Connectors and Power Entry Modules

April 28, 2011 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Schurter announced the addition of the V-Lock cord retaining system for 10-A and 16-A appliance couplers and power entry modules, according to IEC 60320 (15 A and 20 A according to UL). This power cord latches into the notched inlet or outlet...

Research initiative will enhance integrity of integrated circuits

April 27, 2011 9:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Connecticut) A consortium of hardware security experts from four major universities around the country has received a $1.2 million federal grant to conduct wide-ranging research aimed at enhancing the integrity of integrated circuits, the computer chips that are used in...

Paying Tribute to the Legacy of Earth Day

April 27, 2011 1:26 pm | by Paul Smith, MathWorks, and Tyler Joswick, The Ohio State University | Blogs | Comments

This past Friday marked the 41st Earth Day. The past 40 years have demonstrated the growing global green movement, reinforced each year by Earth Day to celebrate and spread awareness of environmental protection and sustainability. Earth Day’s goals of environmental protection and sustainability are echoed by the EcoCAR Challenge, its organizers, participating student teams, and sponsors.

Engineering education society names NJIT professor Fellow

April 27, 2011 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(New Jersey Institute of Technology) Ronald H. Rockland, Ph.D., chair of NJIT's Department of Engineering Technology, has been named a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education. Rockland, of Parsippany, will receive the designation at the ASEE Annual Conference this coming...

Researchers create terahertz invisibility cloak

April 27, 2011 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Northwestern University) Researchers at Northwestern University have created a new kind of cloaking material that can render objects invisible in the terahertz range. Though this design can't translate into an invisibility cloak for the visible spectrum, it could have implications in...


Vicor Reported Its Financial Results for the First Quarter 2011

April 27, 2011 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Vicor Corp. reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. Revenues for the first fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2011, increased to $70,455,000, compared to $51,709,000 for the corresponding period...

STMicroelectronics Reports 2011 First Quarter Financial Results

April 27, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics (ST) reported financial results for the first quarter ended April 2, 2011. ST’s net revenues increased 9.0% on a year-over-year basis, with regional growth led by Greater China-South Asia and the Americas with...

ICCNexergy Unveils New Identity and Expansion Plans

April 27, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

ICCNexergy, Inc. announced the introduction of its new corporate identity. Formed in 2010 with the merger of International Components Corporation, Inc. and Nexergy, Inc., ICCNexergy™ designs and manufactures custom battery packs, chargers, and power...

Murata Power Solutions extends its range of 25W low-profile open-frame DC-DC converters

April 27, 2011 10:52 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions announced today additions to its UEI25 series of 25W output, 2:1 input range, high efficiency, isolated DC-DC converters. Featuring 25W output in one square inch of board area, the new devices add +3.3VDC and +5VDC output models to the series.

Field Wireless Devices Based on ISA100.11a Industrial Communications Standard

April 27, 2011 10:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has developed the world’s first field wireless devices based on the ISA100.11a1 industrial wireless communications standard and was released in Foreign Markets in July 2010.

IGBT module tops the competition in current density: 4.9 A/cm² for 3-level inverters

April 27, 2011 10:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Semikron presents its newest MiniSKiiP IGBT power semiconductor module, which is now also available in 3-level topology.

Optically Pumped Semiconductor Laser With Output at 552 nm

April 27, 2011 8:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Coherent Inc. has introduced the world’s first commercial, all solid-state optically pumped semiconductor laser (OPSL) with output at 552 nm. These new Sapphire 552 LP lasers offer continuous wave (CW) output...

Lightpipe Features Patented Splash-Proof, Dual-Color Halo Ring

April 27, 2011 8:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Lumex announces the global launch of the TransBrite family of light pipe technology for LEDs in both standard and custom formats created with state-of-the-art ray trace software...

Board Level Shielding Offers Shield Heights Down to 0.06 in.

April 27, 2011 8:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Tech-Etch introduces new SlimShield, a low-profile, two-piece board level shielding line with a dimpled cover that snaps into etched holes on the fence and offers shield heights as low as to 0.06”.

Acopian no-compromise power systems

April 27, 2011 8:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

A few power supply manufacturers sell hardware to combine several power supplies into a rack mounting multiple-output power system. The problem is that the possible combinations of power supplies and desired operating features...

Growth at Top 20 MEMS foundries lags market, as IDMs capture volume consumer business

April 27, 2011 7:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

MEMS foundries shared unequally in the MEMS market?s robust 25% growth in 2010. Total combined revenues of Yole Développement?s annual ranking of the Top 20 MEMS foundries ?which account for the vast majority of world?s total MEMS foundry capacity?climbed only about 10% last year, as...

MicroVision opens 1st R & D center outside the US

April 27, 2011 7:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Ultraminiature display technology provider MicroVision announced the opening of a research and development center at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore.

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