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IR Introduces Industry’s First PFC and Ballast Control IC Integrated in an 8-Pin SO-8 Package

May 13, 2011 6:09 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today introduced the industry’s first IC to integrate power factor correction (PFC) and ballast control in a single compact 8-pin SO-8 package. The new IRS2580DS Combo8 IC simplifies design and reduces overall component count...

Connectors for Medium Voltage Cables Eliminate Need for Additional Tools

May 12, 2011 2:43 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Shearbolt Connectors from 3M create a reliable, consistent connection using continuous shearing determined by contact force not torque value. In addition, the bolt shears below the connector body because the bolt shears axially, not at a pre-defined shear point. This eliminates

Infinite Power Solutions Joins DASH7 Alliance

May 12, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Infinite Power Solutions, Inc. (IPS) has joined the DASH7 Alliance, a non-profit industry consortium that promotes the use of the ISO 18000-7 (DASH7) standard for wireless sensor networking. As a member of the...

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Ener1 Reports First-Quarter Results for 2011

May 12, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Ener1, Inc. announced financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2011 ending March 31, 2011. "We believe our first-quarter results represent another step forward in building a profitable business," said Ener1 Chairman and CEO...

ABB Invests in Breakthrough Technology for Data Center Energy Efficiency

May 12, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

ABB has purchased a controlling interest in US-based Validus DC Systems, a provider of dc power infrastructure equipment for energy-intensive data centers. DC technology is substantially more energy efficient than traditional ac technology for electrical...

PowerGenix Batteries Exceed DOE and SAE Safety Tests for Hybrid Vehicles

May 11, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

PowerGenix announced that the company’s cells have met international safety standards established by the Department of Energy FreedomCar and Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE). These tests are the most widely accepted industry standards for...

Infineon Purchases Manufacturing Facilities

May 11, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH has purchased real estate and manufacturing facilities from the insolvency administrator managing the assets of Qimonda Dresden GmbH & Co. OHG, Dr. Michael Jaffé, for a total sum of €100.6...

EMerge Alliance Introduces New Registered Products and Members

May 11, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The EMerge Alliance announced that 22 additional products have been Registered as compliant with the Emerge Alliance initial standard covering the Occupied Space in commercial buildings and 16 new members have joined the organization. Now...

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Energy Conversion Devices Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results; Launches Strategic Corporate Restructuring

May 10, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD)reported financial results for its third fiscal quarter of 2011 ended March 31, 2011, and said it will implement a strategic corporate restructuring to better position and focus the company...

SL Industries Announces 2011 First Quarter Results

May 10, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

SL Industries Inc. announced that its net sales from continuing operations for quarter ended March 31, 2011, were $52.6 million, up 25% compared with net sales from continuing operations for the first quarter 2010...

SolarBridge Begins Volume Production with Celestica; Opens China Office

May 10, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

SolarBridge Technologies, a developer of module-integrated microinverters for the solar industry, has entered volume production of the SolarBridge Pantheon™ microinverter with Celestica, a global provider of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, in Dongguan, China. SolarBridge...

100-W, AC-DC Power Supplies Tout Miniature Size

May 10, 2011 10:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct’s MPO-100S Series of 100-W open frame AC/DC power supplies is fabricated on a miniature 4 x 2-inch PC board. Four standard models operate from a universal input of 90 V to 264 VAC, providing

Lithium Manganese Dioxide Cylindrical Cells Tout Long Term Reliability

May 10, 2011 9:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Panasonic has unveiled two high safety and energy density cells, the CR-AG and CR-2/3AZ. The cells use Manganese-based cathode material to deliver desirable temperature tolerance so they may

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AC-DC Converter features extremely low no-load power consumption

May 10, 2011 9:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

RECOM announces the release of a new range of isolated AC/DC power supply modules with very low standby input currents, ideally suited for low power applications or standby power supplies.

50-W and 75-W Power Supplies Boast 10-year Life

May 10, 2011 7:21 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda Americas announced 50-Watt ZWS50BAF and 75-Watt ZWS75BAF power supplies which combine efficiency, even at low load conditions, with a wide operating temperature range, small size and up to

IXYS and GMCH Enter Into Agreement for Chip Manufacturing

May 9, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

IXYS Corp. and General Motors Components Holdings (GMCH) jointly announced that they have entered into an agreement for the fabrication of power semiconductor wafers. IXYS was founded originally as a fabless power semiconductor company, with...

Interface Masters Announces 48VDC Redundant, Hot Pluggable Internal Power Supplies Support for 10Gb Switches and Bypass Products

May 9, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Interface Masters Technologies announced that its flagship 48 port 10GE managed switch, Niagara 2948, and its Quad Segment 10 Gigabit External Active Bypass Switch, Niagara 2818, now support 48Vdc Telco and Data Center-ready Internal...

Potential of Renewable Energy Outlined in Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

May 9, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The total global potential for renewable energy "is substantially higher than both current and future projected global energy demand" is the message of the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation...

Real-Time Controllers Offer Smaller Form Factor and Target High-Volume Deployments

May 9, 2011 8:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments announced the release of its NI cRIO-9075 and cRIO-9076 integrated chassis and controllers, which lower the cost of the NI CompactRIO platform for embedded control and monitoring applications. The platform is powered by

Trusting the Battery in Critical Situations

May 9, 2011 5:51 am | by Isidor Buchmann, Founder and CEO, Cadex Electronics | Articles | Comments

A battery is a corrosive device that begins to fade the moment it comes off the assembly line. The stubborn and unpredictable behavior of a battery has left many users in awkward situations. Battery failure is common; some are simply a nuisance but others can have serious consequences.

Altair Nanotechnologies Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results

May 6, 2011 12:22 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. For the first quarter of 2011, Altairnano reported a 114 percent increase in revenues to $2.6 million, up $1.4 million...

SynQor Reaches Agreement with Fujitsu in Bus Converter Litigation

May 6, 2011 12:22 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

SynQor, Inc. announced that it has reached a partial settlement and license agreement with Fujitsu Limited and its wholly-owned subsidiary Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.. In December, 2010, SynQor prevailed before a jury in the Eastern...

Advanced Battery Begins Construction of Third Battery Production Facility

May 5, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Advanced Battery Technologies, Inc. (ABAT) announced that it has completed the transfer of assets relating to the purchased land and plant in Dongguan City, Guangdong Province and has now entered a phase of construction...

Digi-Key and Orion Fans Sign Global Distribution Agreement

May 5, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Digi-Key Corp. announced that it has signed a global distribution agreement with Orion Fans. Orion Fans’ products will be available on Digi-Key’s portfolio of global websites. Orion Fans’ entire thermal management portfolio, including AC fans,...

Nextreme and APEI Developing Thermal Energy Harvester for Turbine Health Sensor System

May 5, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Nextreme Thermal Solutions and Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc. (APEI) are jointly developing a thermal energy harvesting solution for a wireless sensor system designed to monitor the health of bearings in turbine engines....

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