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New Efficiency Standards Expected to Accelerate Adoption of Vehicle Electrification

August 9, 2011 2:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Today, President Obama announced the "first of their kind" fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas pollution standards for work trucks, buses, and other heavy duty vehicles. According to the White House statement, the U.S. Department...

Medically Approved Power Adapters Deliver High Power of 250 W

August 9, 2011 8:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

TRUMPower’s TMA250 Series of 250W AC/DC power adapters provides DC output voltages ranging from 12 V to 48 V. The series features a 90 V to 264 VAC universal input and 0.9 active power factor. With efficiency being

Monitoring Transformers is a Key to Predictive Maintenance

August 9, 2011 8:08 am | by Mike Dickinson, Director New business Development, Pacific Crest Transformers (www.pacificcresttrans.com) | Blogs | Comments

Recently monitoring transformers has taken a great leap forward, as energy-production sites seek solutions to lower maintenance costs.

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Price Collapse Stimulates US PV Market Growth in 2H’11, says Solarbuzz

August 9, 2011 7:55 am | News | Comments

Despite a struggling domestic economy, the US solar photovoltaic (PV) market will double in 2011, according to the latest Solarbuzz United States PV Market Report. 2011 growth rates vary significantly by market segment, an outcome of the vast movements in incentives and policies at the federal, state and local government level over the past 12 months.

Return to Zero - Circuit Protection

August 9, 2011 7:34 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a funny comic strip for engineers, with lab humor, odd situations, and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.

Exar Licenses PowerXR Technology to Zarlink Semiconductor for Residential Gateway Platforms

August 8, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Exar Corp. announced that it has entered into a product license agreement with Zarlink Semiconductor. According to the companies, this agreement significantly expands the available market for both companies by delivering dynamic power management...

SL Industries Announces 2011 Second Quarter Results

August 8, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

SL Industries Inc. announced that its net sales from continuing operations for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, were $56.3 million, up 18% compared with net sales from continuing operations for the second quarter...

Leyden Energy Receives $20 Million in Series B Financing Led by New Enterprise Associates

August 8, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Leyden Energy, Inc. announced that it has received $20 million in Series B financing led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with participation from existing investors Lightspeed Ventures, Sigma Partners and Walden International. Leyden Energy...

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High Voltage Large Case MLCCs Target High-rel Applications

August 8, 2011 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

KEMET has announced its KEMET Power Solutions (KPS) High Voltage (HV) SM Series capacitors. Designed to meet robust performance standards required in higher reliability industrial applications, the KPS family of devices uses

Windlift Kite-Based Power Generation Technology at NIWeek 2011

August 8, 2011 9:39 am | Videos | Comments

Windlift is a company with a novel power-generation system using a deployable release-and-recover kite to harvest wind energy in places where traditional power technologies are not available.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Nelson Quintana of Renesas on Low-Power Microcontrollers

August 8, 2011 7:57 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Nelson Quintana of Renesas about their new RL78 microcontrollers.

Power Integrations Quarterly Sales Top $80 Million for First Time

August 5, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Power Integrations announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. Net revenues for the second quarter were $80.2 million, up four% from the prior quarter and up slightly compared with the second...

Advanced Energy Announces Garry Rogerson to Join as CEO; Dr. Hans Betz to Retire

August 5, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. announced that its board of directors has appointed Garry Rogerson, Ph.D., as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer and board member, effective as of August 4, 2011. Dr. Hans Betz,...

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2011 Darnell Power Forum Program Announced

August 5, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The Plenary Session at the 2011 Darnell Power Forum (DPF ’11) will feature senior executives from Efficient Power Conversion, Electric Power Research Institute, IBM, Qualcomm, SemiSouth Laboratories, Petra Solar and Transphorm. Plenary session topics...

$10 Million and GE Collaboration Light Way for Growth of Nuventix, Maker of LED Cooling Technology

August 4, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Nuventix, creator of an LED cooling technology for energy-efficient lighting, announced that GE has provided capital alongside other investors and recently entered into a license agreement to access Nuventix’s extensive patent portfolio. GE unit GE...

Digi-Key Announces Addition of Energy Harvesting TechZone

August 4, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Digi-Key Corp. announced the addition of an Energy Harvesting TechZone to its expansive listing of online resources. This new TechZone features all the amenities of Digi-Key’s previously launched Lighting, Microcontroller, Power, Sensor, and Wireless...

Nexeon Receives 40 Million Euro Boost for Rechargeable Batteries

August 4, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Nexeon announced that it has received an investment of €40 million for its rechargeable lithium-ion battery technology. The Series C investment was led by existing investor Imperial Innovations Group and included Invesco Perpetual; both...

Hot Topic: Prevent Thermal Runaway Damage in Power Electronic Systems

August 4, 2011 12:45 pm | by Matt Williams, TE Circuit Protection, www.te.com | Articles | Comments

There are a number of innovative technologies that have been designed to assist in protecting the application and end-user from catastrophic thermal events...

Digital 300-400W supplies meet medical & ITE safety specs

August 4, 2011 5:56 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda Americas has announced the extension of its warranty for their digitally-controlled 300-400W EFE series power supplies from 3 to 5 years. “This warranty extension is based on the product’s conservative design and excellent field reliability data since its introduction in 2008.

Manage Power Interruption Issues for Medical Equipment

August 3, 2011 1:06 pm | by Chris Jones, and Conor Quinn, Emerson Network Power, www.healthcarepowersupplies.com | Articles | Comments

Designing equipment for medical applications is a well-understood discipline. Or is it? There is one area – concerning voltage dips and power interrupts – that warrants particularly close attention.

Power Integrations Names Ben Sutherland Vice President, Worldwide Sales

August 3, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Power Integrations announced that Ben Sutherland has been appointed Vice President of Worldwide Sales, a role in which he has served on an interim basis since March 2011. Sutherland joined Power Integrations in 2000...

Altair Nanotechnologies Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results

August 3, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. (Altairnano) reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. Of these recent highlights, the most significant by far was the closing of the Canon investment. According to the Altairnano,...

Rep Honda Introduces Smart Electronics & NANO Bills

August 3, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Rep Michael Honda, Congressional representative of Silicon Valley and member of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, is reintroducing the Smart Electronics Act, to address the greenhouse gas impacts and energy costs of...

Power supplies deliver up to 89% efficiency

August 3, 2011 4:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 80 watt GRN series power supplies from IPD are the first in a family of products that provide high efficiency over the complete load curve. Providing one to four outputs for industrial and medical applications, the GRN-80 series delivers up to 89% efficiency at full load...

STMicro and the BioRobotics Institute Establish Joint Lab to Develop Advanced Robots and Smart Systems

August 2, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics (ST) and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa, a research center of advanced robotics, have announced the creation of a joint laboratory for research and innovation in bio-robotics, smart systems and microelectronics. Supporting the expansion...

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