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Department of Energy Closes $400 Million Loan Guarantee for Solar Manufacturing Project

December 16, 2010 5:20 pm | by | News | Comments

The Department of Energy announced that a $400 million loan guarantee has been finalized for Abound Solar Manufacturing, LLC to manufacture state-of-the-art thin-film solar panels. The Abound Solar project represents the fifth Recovery Act...

Infosys Technologies Introduces Digital Smart Home Gateway Based on the Intel Atom E600 Processor

December 15, 2010 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

Infosys Technologies has developed what it describes as an innovative Digital Smart Home Gateway powered by the Intel Atom™ processor E600 series that links multiple home devices, enabling consumers to manage them from a...

Cymbet to Open World's Highest Volume Solid-State Battery Manufacturing Facility

December 15, 2010 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

Cymbet Corp. announced that it has reached an agreement with X-FAB Texas Inc., to open what Cymbet says is the world’s highest volume solid-state battery (SSB) production facility in Lubbock, Texas. This new advanced...


AMP Holding/AMP Electric Vehicles Names Former Head of Cadillac, James Taylor as CEO

December 15, 2010 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

AMP Holding Inc., a company engaged in the emission-free electrification of OEM vehicles through its wholly owned subsidiary, AMP Electric Vehicles, Inc., announced the appointment of James E. Taylor as its new Vice Chairman...

What Gives at Dropout? Low dropout regulator performance near dropout

December 15, 2010 9:25 am | by William Stokes, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

This article explains how the performance of the PMOS low-dropout (LDO) regulator changes when the input-to-output voltage is decreased to approach the dropout voltage. Specifically, the effect on key electrical characteristics will be discussed: line and load regulation, power supply rejection ratio (PSRR)...

Shrink Nanotechnologies Acquires Exclusive Worldwide License to Electronic Glue

December 14, 2010 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Shrink Nanotechnologies, Inc., a nanotechnology company developing products and licensing opportunities in the solar energy industry, medical diagnostics and sensors and biotechnology research and development tools businesses, announced that it had formed a wholly...

Actuant Completes Acquisition of Mastervolt

December 14, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Actuant Corp. announced the completion of its acquisition of the stock of Mastervolt. Total consideration for the previously announced transaction was approximately $150 million which was funded from the company’s cash and revolving credit...

CINT Nanotechnology Center Reveals Smallest Battery in the World

December 14, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

A benchtop version of the world’s smallest battery – its anode a single nanowire one seven-thousandth the thickness of a human hair – has been created by a team led by Sandia National Laboratories...


Intercap Announces Letter of Intent to Acquire a Joint Venture Enterprise

December 13, 2010 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

Intercap eCommerce Inc. announced that it has entered into a letter of intent with Ningbo Guantong Photoelectricity Technology Co., Ltd. (NGPET), a private China-based company. Pursuant to the Letter of Intent, Intercap and...

C & D Technologies Reports Fiscal 2011 Third Quarter Results

December 13, 2010 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

C&D Technologies, Inc. announced financial results for the fiscal 2011 third quarter ended October 31, 2010. For the third quarter, the company reported revenues of $87.6 million, up sequentially from $83.8 million in the...

Dongbu HiTek Launches Analog/Power Ecosystem to Streamline Development of Automotive & Power ICs

December 13, 2010 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Dongbu HiTek unveiled an analog/power semiconductor ecosystem that promises to reduce both the time and cost to develop automotive and power ICs. Called the Analog POWERhouse™ Connection, the new ecosystem efficiently links Dongbu HiTek’s...

Bi-Directional SMD Coupler Operates from 800 – 2500 MHz

December 13, 2010 4:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Innovative Power Products introduces their Model IPP-8029, 20 dB, 150 Watt, Bi-Directional surface mount Coupler that operates from 800 – 2500 MHz. The IPP-8029 can be used to monitor either forward or reflected signal sampling.

Darnell Identifies Next Major Power Architecture

December 10, 2010 12:22 pm | by | News | Comments

The Dynamic Bus Architecture (DBA) is poised to be the "next big thing" in the power supply industry, advancing the distributed power architecture model in ways that will change how power supplies are designed...


National Semi Reports Results for Second Quarter Fiscal 2011

December 10, 2010 12:22 pm | by | News | Comments

National Semiconductor Corp. reported sales of $390.4 million and net income of $83.5 million, or 34 cents per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2011, which ended Nov. 28, 2010. National’s...

Fujitsu Develops Hybrid Energy Harvesting Technology for Generating Electricity from Heat & Light

December 10, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a new hybrid harvesting device that captures energy from either light or heat, which are the most typical forms of ambient energy available for wide-scope application. This makes it possible...

Smart Grid Drives Smart Appliance Development

December 10, 2010 8:11 am | by Elizabeth Cruz, Appliance Analyst at IMS Research ( | Blogs | Comments

With the ongoing development of the Smart Grid, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding smart appliances; devices that can modify their operation following signals from an electricity company.

GE and Ingersoll Rand Launch Intelligent Building Automation Platform For Data Centers

December 9, 2010 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

GE Intelligent Platforms and Ingersoll-Rand Plc announced the signing of a cooperative agreement to develop an automation platform to meet the energy and operational efficiency needs of data centers. The two companies will work...

Nidec to Acquire Shares in Sanyo Seimitsu Co., Ltd.

December 9, 2010 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

Nidec Corp. announced that it has agreed with Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. to purchase all of the outstanding shares in Sanyo Seimitsu Co., Ltd., and that it has entered into a share purchase agreement...

UPS platform spans the range of 40 kVA to 200 kVA

December 9, 2010 5:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Network Power has released 160 kVA and 200 kVA ratings in its Liebert NX with Softscale double conversion uninterruptible power supply (UPS) platform, designed for midsize businesses seeking a backup power solution that grows incrementally without requiring infrastructure renovation.

Fujitsu Develops Technology to Manufacture Power-Supply Transistors On Nearly Any Flat-surface Material

December 8, 2010 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. announced the development of a technology that enables the manufacture of power-supply transistors on nearly any flat surface, including glass, plastic, or copper. High breakdown-voltage was achieved by forming a high...

China BAK Receives $7.5 million Subsidy for High Power Lithium Battery Project

December 8, 2010 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

China BAK Battery, Inc. announced that the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, BAK International (Tianjin) Ltd. , received a subsidy of approximately $7.5 million for its automated high power lithium battery project from the National Development...

Raritan Intelligent Power Technologies Interoperate with Cisco EnergyWise Platform

December 8, 2010 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Raritan announced that its intelligent device-level power management solutions are interoperable with Cisco® EnergyWise client technology. Through this interoperable solution, customers can gain a more comprehensive, complete picture of power consumption within the...

Offline Switcher IC Cuts No-load Power Waste to 0.00 W

December 8, 2010 5:55 am | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations today introduced the newest member of its “Zero” product portfolio, LinkZero-LP. This highly integrated offline switcher IC automatically enters an innovative zero-input-power mode when the load is disconnected, cutting no-load power consumption to 0.00 watts.

Unipower Completes Acquisition of Technipower & Deltron

December 7, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Unipower LLC announced the acquisition of Technipower and Deltron, two established and respected names in the Power Supply Industry. Unipower says these acquisitions double the sales volume of UNIPOWER and allow for its entry...

GE Demonstrates Electric Bus of the Future

December 7, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

The hybrid systems research team at GE Global Research, the company’s central technology development arm, announced a significant breakthrough that could help accelerate the electrification of bus fleets, delivery trucks and other larger, heavy-duty...

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