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National Semi Reports Results for Second Quarter Fiscal 2011

December 10, 2010 12:22 pm | by PowerPulse.net | 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 PowerPulse.net | 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 (www.imsresearch.com) | 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.

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

December 9, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | 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 PowerPulse.net | 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 PowerPulse.net | 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 PowerPulse.net | 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...

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Raritan Intelligent Power Technologies Interoperate with Cisco EnergyWise Platform

December 8, 2010 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | 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 PowerPulse.net | 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 PowerPulse.net | 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...

Duke Energy and ITOCHU to Develop Strategies for Reusing Electric Vehicle Batteries

December 6, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Duke Energy and Tokyo-based ITOCHU Corp. signed an agreement to collaborate on advanced energy technologies, starting with the evaluation and testing of second-life applications for electric vehicle batteries. According to some auto industry estimates, electric...

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Dow Kokam and PVI Partner in Deployment of First Fully Electric Refuse Trucks

December 6, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Dow Kokam and PVI announced an agreement to supply advanced lithium polymer battery systems to power the first ever fully electric refuse trucks. The electric truck and its battery system, which will be produced...

100% Capacity or N+1 Redundancy UPS Systems

December 6, 2010 9:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tripp Lite has expanded its line of SmartOnline UPS Systems with nine new models from 12kVA to 20kVA power capacity. These new UPS Systems feature a unique design that integrates the electrical input, output and data connections of two UPS systems via a single, detachable, parallel PDU...

GE Appliances Creates Home Energy Management Business

December 3, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

GE Appliances & Lighting plans to be the first major appliance company to provide a whole-home solution for energy management by going beyond the kitchen to provide insight into energy usage in the family...

OPOWER Raises $50 Million in Series C Financing

December 3, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

OPOWER, a Smart Grid software company, announced the closing of a $50 million strategic round of financing. The round was co-led by Accel Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, with participation from New...

ABB to Acquire Baldor Electric Company

December 3, 2010 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

ABB and Baldor Electric Company have agreed that ABB will acquire Baldor in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $4.2 billion, including $1.1 billion of net debt. Under the terms of the definitive agreement, which...

Leviton Acquires Integrated Metering Systems

December 2, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Leviton Manufacturing Company announced the acquisition of Integrated Metering Systems (IMS), a manufacturer of revenue-grade sub-metering solutions. Combined with Leviton’s worldwide distribution and sales channels, the acquisition will enable Leviton to offer its customers...

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Acquires Agape Package Manufacturing

December 2, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) announced that it has entered into definitive share purchase agreements for the acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Agape Package Manufacturing Ltd. (APM) that are not...

Saft Continues Expansion into Developing Markets with New Subsidiary in Brazil

December 2, 2010 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Saft has officially opened its new subsidiary in Brazil. Based in São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, Saft’s new company will provide sales and technical support for customers in the rail, telecom networks, utilities, renewable...

Ultra-Low-Power IP Smart Grid Communications Solutions Uses TI Microcontroller

December 2, 2010 3:40 am | News | Comments

Watteco announced it is collaborating with Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) on an ultra-low-power, intelligent communications solution that will enable the next generation of connected appliances.

Raser Launching A New Electric Vehicle Company

December 1, 2010 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Raser Technologies, Inc. announced that it has finalized a transaction with a group of private investors lead by California investor Carl E. Berg to form a new electric automotive company focused initially on trucks...

HDP User Group Launches New Revision of Board Mounted Power Supplies Guidelines

November 30, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The High Density Packaging (HDP) User Group announced the launch of its second edition of Board Mounted Power Supply (BMPS) Application Guidelines. First, launched in March 2007, it was designed to support the communications...

Konarka's Power Plastic Achieves 8.3% Efficiency Certification from NREL

November 30, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Konarka Technologies, Inc., developer of Konarka Power Plastic®, a material that converts light to energy, announced that the National Energy Renewable Laboratory (NREL) has certified that Konarka’s organic based photovoltaic (OPV) solar cells have...

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