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iGo Enters Rechargeable Battery Market Through Strategic Partnership with PureEnergy Solutions

February 27, 2011 4:22 pm | by | News | Comments

iGo, Inc. announced the signing of a marketing, distribution and licensing agreement with PureEnergy Solutions, which says that it is the world’s only manufacturer of rechargeable alkaline batteries. Pursuant to the agreement, iGo® will...

Transphorm Emerges from Stealth with New Approach to Electric Power Conversion

February 27, 2011 4:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Transphorm Inc., a company which says that it is redefining energy efficiency with the most efficient and compact power conversion technology, emerged from stealth mode at a private event at Google Ventures. The company...

British Businesses Developing Next Generation of Solar Energy Harvesting Technology

February 27, 2011 4:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Under the RCUK Program, Nanoscience through Engineering to Application, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Technology Strategy Board are investing in four industry-led collaborative research and development projects that will...


Pilus Energy Forms Strategic Alliance with Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies

February 25, 2011 10:22 am | by | News | Comments

Pilus Energy, a developer of clean technologies and biogas solutions announced its strategic relationship with Singapore–based Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, Pte. Ltd. The partnership aims to combine Horizon’s hydrogen fuel cells to Pilus Energy’s...

Maxim Enters the Digital Power Market With Patented InTune DC-DC Control Technology

February 25, 2011 10:21 am | by | News | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products announced its entry into the fast-growing digital power market with its patented InTune™ brand digital power technology; it is based on "state-space" or "model-predictive" control rather than proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control used...

Infinite Power Solutions Appoints Bryan Holley as Executive VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing

February 25, 2011 10:20 am | by | News | Comments

Infinite Power Solutions, Inc. (IPS) announced the appointment of Bryan Holley as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. Holley will oversee global sales and marketing with emphasis on growing the company’s revenue...

Selecting the Right Series Voltage Reference for Absolute-Accuracy Voltage-Output DAC Designs

February 25, 2011 10:03 am | Videos | Comments

An in depth analysis and procedure for selecting the optimum series voltage reference for voltage output DACs from Farnell ( and Maxim.

International Rectifier Acquires CHiL Semiconductor

February 25, 2011 9:51 am | News | Comments

International Rectifier Corporation (IR) (NYSE: IRF) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held CHiL Semiconductor Corporation (CHiL) for $75 million in cash, subject to working capital adjustments. The acquisition expands IR’s technology by adding a leading digital power management platform that improves energy efficiency in a wide variety of applications, including


AC Line Regulators Withstand Heat Up to 149°F

February 24, 2011 12:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Falcon Electric, Inc. announced its new line of SVR-PL Series ultra-wide temperature AC power line regulators. The series is available in five power models, and it has been designed to operate in extreme temperature environments beyond

TT electronics Focuses on Alternative Energy at APEC 2011

February 23, 2011 11:04 am | News | Comments

TT electronics is using the forthcoming APEC 2011 event to highlight its very latest technologies targeting the alternative energy industries. Visitors to the TT electronics booth, number 536, will have the opportunity to

Power Development Kits Target Precision Analog

February 23, 2011 8:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced two power management development kits, which help designers generate the cleanest possible positive and negative voltage rails to power today’s analog circuits.

Put Your Solar Cells in the Oven

February 22, 2011 11:50 am | by Philip Pieters, PhD, business development director Energy, imec, | Blogs | Comments

A less known member of the solar-cell family is the thermo-photovoltaic cell. Nevertheless this piece of technology can be very useful for industries and for households to save on their electricity bill.

Digital PFC Controllers

February 22, 2011 3:20 am | Videos | Comments

This video from Cirrus Logic and provides a basic knowledge of Power Factor Correction (PFC).


German Aerospace Center Develops Fuel Cell-powered Electric Nose Wheel for Commercial Aircraft(5)

February 13, 2011 6:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Thanks to a fuel cell-powered electric nose wheel, aircraft will be able to save fuel while significantly reducing airport noise. A quiet and emission-free tarmac will be possible. After three years of development at...

Trends, Threats and Opportunities at Darnell's 2011 CTO Power Summit

February 13, 2011 2:23 pm | by | News | Comments

Expanding on last year’s successful inaugural event, Darnell’s 2011 CTO Power Summit, February 28 & March 1 near San Diego, California, will provide delegates with a broader program and more opportunities to obtain advanced...

Recurrent Energy Enters Solar Module Supply Agreement with Celestica

February 13, 2011 2:23 pm | by | News | Comments

Recurrent Energy announced that it has entered into an agreement with Celestica for the supply of solar modules for projects awarded within the renewable energy Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program of the Ontario Power Authority...

Vertical Entry, Lithium Coin Cell Holders Suit Portable Medical Apps

February 11, 2011 6:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keystone Electronics Corp. has introduced a line of Vertical Entry, Lithium Coin Cell Holders for use with portable medical and other electronic devices. Designed to retain cells securely under shock and vibration, these holders feature

Resistors Tout Desirable Surge Handling and Failsafe Operation

February 10, 2011 11:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

The WWF Series from Stackpole is designed to withstand thousands of surges at 6 kV without failing, but will fuse without fire, explosion, or fragmentation under continuous 240 VAC overload. The company's fusing technology combines

Current Sense Resistor Features New Metal Foil Technology

February 10, 2011 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

KOA Speer Electronics announced the release of a new metal foil technology in chip type current sense resistors that improves corrosion resistance and its ability to withstand higher temperatures. The TLRH series resistor has a

MLCC Reduces Space Constraints, Provides Enhanced ESR Characteristics

February 10, 2011 7:15 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has developed what it claims is the industry's smallest multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC). Designated as the 0101 Series, the miniature MLCC was designed with well-established technologies to

Dual Complementary MOSFETs Come In SOT-563 Package

February 10, 2011 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Central Semiconductor Corp. introduced its CMLDM7484 dual complementary N-channel and P-channel MOSFETs in the SOT-563 package. This device consists of two complementary isolated 30-V, 450-mA MOSFETs that offer desirable energy efficiency. The device

Battery Management Systems Overview

February 10, 2011 4:14 am | Videos | Comments

Michael Weitz, system engineer for automotive applications at Texas Instruments, talks about the general requirements for a Battery Managements System.

LED Driver Handles Higher Voltage Off-line Illumination

February 9, 2011 9:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Provided in standard SO-8 and high power dissipation exposed pad SO-8 packages, the AL9910 high brightness LED driver from Diodes Incorporated will support universal AC input voltages from 85 V to as high as 265 V. For interior and exterior off-line lighting products, the exposed pad SO-8 variant in particular helps

80W PoE Gigabit Injector Handles 10-100-1000baseT Data Rate

February 8, 2011 6:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

SL Industries expanded its AULT brand line of PoE injector products with the addition of the high-power PENT1080 Series capable of supporting data transfer rates of up to one gigabit. The new series accepts AC-DC universal input

Constant Current LED Driver Power Supply Includes Dimming Control

February 8, 2011 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. announced the LD015D Series AC-DC constant current LED driver power supply. Fully potted and suitable for dry and damp locations, this supply addresses UL1310 Class 2 Safety Standards (110 VAC) or

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