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Emergence of DC-DC Converter PSiP Market Identified and Quantified

November 14, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Darnell Group’s first-edition analysis, "DC-DC Converter ICs: Power System in Package, Worldwide Technology Trends, Forecasts and Competitive Environment" identifies and quantifies where PSiP products are encroaching certain dc-dc converter IC markets and could replace...

AnalogicTech Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter 2011

November 14, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. Net revenue for the third quarter of 2011 was $22.1 million, compared to net revenue of $25.0 million for...

AMETEK Programmable Power Adds LXI Compliance to California Instruments AC-DC Power Sources

November 14, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

AMETEK Programmable Power has added LXI compliance to most of its California Instruments ac-dc power sources. LXI is a widely adopted industry standard for LAN/Ethernet connectivity among various instrument manufacturers in order to create...


Power supplies deliver the smallest 600 watt switchers in the industry

November 14, 2011 5:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Digital Power Open Frame Series switching power supplies incorporate advanced component and circuit technologies to deliver the smallest 600 watt switchers in the industry. Designed to meet 1U height considerations, the devices’ U-Frame packages measure only 6.80 x 3.86 x 1.50”.

Film Capacitors Suit DC Link and Other High-Performance Apps

November 12, 2011 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPP Series film capacitors from Illinois Capacitor are available in a range of capacitance values from 4.7 mF to 35mF with voltage ratings of 500 to 1,500 WVDC. Packaged in a robust, flame-retardant hard-plastic case, each is suited for high-reliability power

Highest Output Power Density Inverter Uses SiC JFETs from SemiSouth

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

SemiSouth Laboratories, Inc. has announced that silicon carbide JFETs made by the company are being used in small 0.5 litre inverters to achieve an output power density of 30kWh/l. If inverters of this size...

Key Energy Harvesting IP Claimed by PulseSwitch

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

PulseSwitch Systems, LC announced that it will begin a strong push into the self-powered switch control and sensor market in 2012. The company controls a portfolio of intellectual property (IP) relating to self-powered switches,...

Energy Conversion Devices Continues Execution of Restructuring Plan

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

Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD) announced several actions to further management’s restructuring of the business in response to the dynamic and challenging solar market conditions. First, the company has temporarily suspended all manufacturing operations as...


Power Distribution Units Play a Vital Role for Mission-Critical and OEM Platforms

November 11, 2011 4:35 am | by Dave Proli, Engineering Manager, Marway Power Solutions ( | Blogs | Comments

Long gone are the days of thinking that a power distribution unit (PDU) is nothing more than a surge strip on steroids. Today’s PDU’s offer an array of important power options for industrial environments, control systems and IT/data centers as well as a wide variety of mission-critical military aerospace platforms and applications.

Inductors Target Space Flight and Down Hole Drilling Apps

November 10, 2011 1:25 pm | Product Releases | Comments

API Delevan introduced what it asserts are some of the world’s smallest space level SMD inductors that are rigorously tested to Mil-STD-981 for high reliability applications. The company combined its

600-V IGBTs Suit UPS, Solar, Industrial Motor and Welding Apps

November 10, 2011 12:47 pm | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier announced the expansion of its portfolio of 600-V Trench Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs) with the introduction of the IRGP4067DPbF and IRGP4066DPbF devices for uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), solar, industrial motor and

WEG to Acquire Electric Machinery Unit of GE's Converteam Business

November 10, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

WEG S.A. announced that it has signed an agreement with GE Energy to acquire the Electric Machinery unit of Converteam. The acquisition is expected to close before the end of the year and is...

Murata Power Solutions Announces Senior Appointments

November 10, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Murata Power Solutions announced three senior Product Management and Business Development appointments that have global responsibilities. Bill Smith is promoted to the position of Director Product Management for Board Mount Power products. In this role...


Exar Announces Resignation of CEO and President

November 10, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Exar Corp. announced that Pete Rodriguez has resigned as Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company and as a member of the Board of Directors. "I am proud of the successes that have been...

Is Digital Power the Right Choice?

November 10, 2011 10:49 am | by Bruce Haug, Linear Technology Corporation, | Articles | Comments

Experienced digital power users are normally well aware of the benefits of digital power system management. However, for those who are considering whether it makes sense for their products, its benefits may not be so obvious.

Inverter Uses SiC JFETs for Higher Power Density

November 10, 2011 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

SemiSouth Laboratories has announced that silicon carbide JFETs made by the company are being used in small 0.5 litre inverters to achieve an output power density of 30kWh/l.

TDK opens second factory for EPCOS power capacitors in Málaga, Spain

November 10, 2011 5:12 am | News | Comments

TDK-EPC celebrated the opening of its second factory in Málaga, Spain. The new plant for the development and manufacture of power capacitors is located in the industrial park, Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía, and offers 6000 square meters of production space.

Three-Phase Power Quality Analyzers Directly Measure Energy Wasted in Electrical Systems

November 10, 2011 5:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fluke Corporation introduced the Fluke 430 Series II three-phase power quality analyzers, the first tools to use a patented algorithm to measure energy waste and quantify its cost.

DC:DC Converters Offer Efficiency up to 92%

November 10, 2011 4:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

GAIA Converter has released a new family of high input voltage DC/DC Converters targeting Avionic, Aerospace, Military and Missile applications. The MGDS-75-S series have an input voltage range of 155-480V...

The Tinker's Toolbox - Ed Pazmino of Accent on the Smart Grid

November 10, 2011 3:54 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Ed Pazmino of Accent about the smart grid and the smart devices needed to operate within it.

Qualcomm Acquires HaloIPT Team and its Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging Technology

November 9, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Qualcomm Inc. announced that it has acquired substantially all of the technology and other assets of HaloIPT, a leading provider of wireless charging technology for electric road vehicles. All members of the HaloIPT team...

First Solar Doubles Production in Germany

November 9, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

First Solar, Inc. has inaugurated its second manufacturing plant in Frankfurt (Oder) and celebrated the production of the new plant’s one millionth module. Brandenburg Minister President Matthias Platzeck; Katherina Reiche, State Secretary in the...

Ener1 Changes Senior Management Team to Aid in Business Transformation

November 9, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Ener1, Inc. announced that Alex Sorokin has joined the company as interim chief executive officer to lead the company’s continuing efforts to improve its performance and shift its business toward heavy-duty transportation and electric...

Overcoming Battery-related Design Limitations in Mobile Devices

November 9, 2011 4:50 am | by Marc Juzkow, VP of R&D and Engineering, Leyden Energy, | Articles | Comments

While mobile technology is racing into the future, lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology is stuck somewhere in the ’90s. Neither consumers nor mobile product manufacturers are happy with its performance and battery life issues. The problem is thermal instability.

Altair Nanotechnologies Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results

November 8, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. (Altairnano) reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. For the 2011 third quarter, Altairnano reported revenues of $0.9 million, down from $2.0 million in the third quarter...

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