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Mersen to Acquire Eldre

November 22, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Mersen announced that it has entered into an agreement in principle to acquire Eldre, a specialist in laminated busbars. According to Mersen, this acquisition allows it to expand its current product range supporting the...

U.S. Cable Industry Launches New Energy Efficiency Initiative

November 22, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

The U.S. cable industry announced a new initiative dedicated to improving the energy efficiency of consumer set-top boxes and other devices and developing advanced cable-enabled services designed to promote innovative consumer energy conservation measures....

Apple Computer Ponders Novel Power Adapters

November 22, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

According to recent patent filings, Apple Computer is considering building a universal power adapter producing multiple dc outputs to simultaneously charge several devices such as a MacBook, iPhone and iPad. The company has also...


Chip Resistor can Handle 3000V

November 22, 2011 10:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available with voltage ratings up to 3Kv and resistance values from 100k up to 100Gohms, the new Ohmite HVC Series of wrap around terminal chip resistors have a standard TCR of 100ppm and standard tolerances of 5%, although tolerances as low as 0.50% can be achieved.

ICs protect Lithium-ion Battery Packs

November 22, 2011 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

SII's lithium-ion rechargeable battery protection ICs protect lithium-ion battery packs from overcharge, over-discharge and over-current. High-accuracy voltage detectors and delay circuits are included.

China PV Installations Forecast to Surpass Both US and Japan

November 22, 2011 6:47 am | News | Comments

In the Asia Pacific region, the photovoltaic market is forecast to grow 39% Q/Q and 130% Y/Y in Q4’11. Q4'11 installations of more than 2 GW of PV capacity are expected, which will raise the region's share of the global market this year.

Power Supply Veterans Found EnTouch Controls, Raise $2 Million

November 21, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

EnTouch Controls, a provider of energy management systems for small businesses, announced that it has secured $2 million in Series A financing. The financing round was led by Trailblazer Capital and will allow the...

AC-DC Pricing Trends Diverge from the Historic Norm

November 21, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

According to the Tenth Edition of Darnell Group’s "AC-DC Power Supplies: Worldwide Forecasts," ac-dc power supply pricing will not follow the traditional patterns, which includes a steady annual pricing decline. As a result, the...


Nissan Selects Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint Network to Provide Complete Public EV Charging Infrastructure

November 21, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) selected Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint® Network to provide comprehensive electric vehicle public charging infrastructure locations for Nissan LEAF drivers. The Nissan LEAF website now has the most comprehensive listing of stations...

AC-DC external power supplies output from 40 to 65W

November 21, 2011 9:50 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda UK has introduced the DTM-C series of medically-certified AC-DC external power supplies – the DTM65-C model with output power ratings from 40 to 65W and the DTM110-C rated at 90 to 110W.

New lighting and energy plan to save Village of Lynbrook more than $4.4 million over next 15 years

November 21, 2011 8:57 am | News | Comments

Lynbrook, N.Y. has announced plans to implement lighting and other infrastructure improvement measures at its public facilities allowing the village to cut energy consumption by 32 percent and save $4.4 million over 15 years.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Derek Phillips of Freescale on the Smart Grid

November 21, 2011 4:23 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Derek Phillips  of Freescale on the Smart Grid and the challenges it poses to the design engineer.

CODA Automotive Signs EV Charger Agreement with GE Energy

November 18, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

CODA Automotive and GE Energy Industrial Solutions have finalized an automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement for the sale and distribution of the GE WattStation™ Wall Mount electric vehicle (EV) charging station. The new collaboration...


New EU-Funded Project Ups Power Electronics Efficiency

November 18, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Researchers from Belgium, Germany, Italy, Austria and Slovakia are coming together to launch a brand-new EU-funded project that aims to make more compact and more powerful energy converters for use in information and communication...

Power Partners Introduces a 40W Ultra Compact Power Supply

November 18, 2011 9:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

With an ultra compact footprint of only 1.5” x 3.0” x 0.94”, the PPWA40 Series provides up to 40 Watts of continuous output power and up to 50 Watts of peak power. These small, power packed supplies are ideal for low cost, low power applications where space is at a premium.

High Voltage Power Supply for Electrostatic Air Filtration

November 18, 2011 5:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

LHV Power has released a family of line operated Electrostatic Air Filtration power supplies in the 40W range. It is based on a 2 transistor topology with switchmode buck regulation the Electrostatic Air Filtration power supply units boast 80% efficiency.

Discovery Improves Capacity and Charge Rate in Rechargeable Batteries

November 18, 2011 5:34 am | News | Comments

Imagine a cellphone battery that stayed charged for more than a week and recharged in just 15 minutes. That dream battery could be closer to reality thanks to Northwestern University research.

The Roundtable - Power Predictions

November 18, 2011 4:35 am | by Edited by Alix Paultre | Articles | Comments

This month's question is: “What application area do you feel will lead the pack in finding increased energy efficiencies in technologies or processes in 2012?”

Modules and Connectors Cut Construction Costs

November 17, 2011 12:38 pm | by Gil Ajero, Controls Engineer at TAS Energy, | Articles | Comments

To satisfy peak power demands, utilities worldwide are increasingly turning to GTs, but these versatile power sources have an Achilles heel. The power output from a GT decreases as the outside ambient air temperature and humidity increases, so peak power may not be available when it’s most needed

Growing List of Sponsors for DC Building Power Asia 2011

November 17, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

The list of sponsors for the third-annual DC Building Power Asia conference (DCBPA ’11) to be hosted December 12 & 13 at the Sheraton Taipei has expanded. Event sponsors now include National Chung Cheng...

Fairchild Semiconductor to Retain Mountain Top Facility

November 17, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor that it has decided to keep open the Mountain Top, Pennsylvania wafer fabrication site, reversing its March 2009 announcement to close the facility. Since the original closure announcement, Fairchild has more than doubled...

3W Power/AEG Power Solutions Reports Strong Performance in Q3/2011

November 17, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

3W Power S.A., the holding company of AEG Power Solutions (AEG PS), announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. The Group revenue for the quarter was 56.0% higher than...

DC-DC converters suitable for industrial and telecommunications applications

November 17, 2011 7:52 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions today announced the MEE3 series of single output 3 Watt ultra compact DC/DC converters suitable for a wide range of industrial and telecommunications applications. These single-in-line 4 pin packages (SIP4) are alleged to provide 50% more power than previous 2 W devices...

50-W Constant Current AC-DC LED Power Supply Series Touts Efficiencies Up to 90 Percent

November 17, 2011 5:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Green Watt Power announced the “GLC-50” Series of Constant Current AC/DC LED power supplies. The GLC-50 Series with universal/full range AC input voltage of 100 V to 277 VAC, offers stable and reliable 50-W output power and is

Energy Conversion Devices Reports First Fiscal Quarter Financial Results

November 16, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD) announced the results of its first quarter of fiscal year 2012, ended September 30, 2011. Total consolidated revenue from continuing operations for the quarter was $22.0 million, which compares...

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