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Konarka Names New Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development

April 29, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Konarka Technologies, Inc. announced that it has named Kenneth McCauley as Vice President – Sales, Marketing and Business Development. McCauley brings an exemplary record of accomplishment in leading global organizations to profitable growth. Serving...

Yingli Green Energy Establishes Regional Headquarters in Singapore

April 29, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited announced the establishment of its regional headquarters in Singapore. In order to strengthen its business practices in Southeast Asia, Yingli Green Energy has set up a wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli...

Cree announces signing of a global SiC materials license agreement with Nippon Steel Corporation

April 29, 2011 11:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces it has entered into a silicon carbide (SiC) materials license agreement with Nippon Steel Corporation.


The Tinker's Toolbox - a Chat with Shaf Rahman of Akros on Board-Level DC Power Management

April 29, 2011 10:55 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, we talk with Shaf Rahman of Akros about their new family of DC-DC Controllers with gate-drive signal shaping for reduced EMI and improved efficiency.

Mobile compassing gets new push from STMicroelectronics? power- and space-saving geo-magnetic modules

April 29, 2011 10:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and the leading supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) for consumer and portable applications, is set to accelerate the deployment of high-precision...

Miniature Illuminated Rocker Switches Tout Snap-in Installation

April 29, 2011 8:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches announced the availability of the CWS Series of full-face illuminated miniature rocker switches. The devices are appropriate for compact or crowded designs requiring illuminated switches. Available with red, green or amber illumination, these switches are also

Evaluation Kit for Differential Pressure Sensors

April 29, 2011 8:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

EK-P3, the new evaluation kit from Sensirion, represents a straightforward and cost effective option for testing the digital differential pressure sensors of the SDP600 series.

Wide Band WiMax Filter Covers 5.2 GHz to 5.8 GHz

April 29, 2011 8:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sangshin Elecom introduced a fully customizable, wide band, ceramic filter for 5 GHz applications. Covering 5.2 GHz to 5.8 GHz, the MBP33RC5500S600A exhibits 1.0 dB of insertion loss across the BW and is housed in a


Silicon-Based Crystal Oscillator Clock Module Line Adds Dual Voltage Capabilities

April 29, 2011 7:54 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor extended its silicon based crystal oscillator (XO) clock module range. Six additions to the NBX Series provide a high accuracy reference clock solution with dual voltage capabilities and total frequency stability as low as

Imec board reports solid growth of 2010

April 29, 2011 7:41 am | News | Comments

Today, upon approval of the 2010 financial reports, the imec board confirmed that 2010 was a solid year. The board looks with confidence to the future. Imec’s total revenue of 2010 amounted to 285 million euro. 42.7 million euro was granted to imec Belgium by the Flemish government...

GT Solar gets order for sapphire growth systems from new entrant into LED-related material market

April 29, 2011 6:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

GT Solar International, Inc., a provider of sapphire crystalline growth systems and materials for the solar, LED and other specialty markets, reports that that it has received an order for its sapphire crystallization furnaces totaling $218.9 million from Guizhou Haotian Optoelectronics...

DelfMEMS successfully delivered custom RF MEMS samples to NTT DOCOMO

April 29, 2011 6:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

DelfMEMS, a rising player in the RF MEMS field, reports today it has successfully delivered custom samples to NTT DOCOMO INC.

Battelle Honors Brookhaven Lab Researchers Radoslav Adzic and Veljko Radeka

April 29, 2011 5:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Two scientists at BNL — Senior Chemist Radoslav Adzic and Head of the Laboratory’s Instrumentation Division Veljko Radeka — will be honored today by Battelle, the global science and technology company that, together with Stony Brook University, manages Brookhaven Lab.


SunPower and Total Partner to create a new global leader in the solar industry

April 29, 2011 3:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

SunPower (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) and Total (CAC: TOTF.PA) today announced that the two companies have entered into a broad strategic relationship to shape the future of the solar industry.

Piezoelectric MEMS boosts vibration harvester

April 29, 2011 12:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Electrical engineers from the University of Michigan claim to have invented a technique for micro-machining piezoelectric MEMS that generate 10-times more energy than conventional energy harvesters.

MiaSole and Intel Enter Into Solar Manufacturing Consulting Agreement

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

MiaSole, a manufacturer of copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin-film photovoltaic solar panels, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Intel’s Technical Manufacturing Services practice. Under this agreement, Intel will provide customized...

RECOM Power and Mouser Create Global Distribution Initiative

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

RECOM Power announced its worldwide distribution alliance with Mouser Electronics, Inc.. As an authorized distributor for RECOM Power, Mouser Electronics brings RECOM’s comprehensive, cutting-edge series of dc-dc and ac-dc converters to customers worldwide, providing design...

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...

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