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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...

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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...

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...

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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.

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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...

CHiL Semiconductor Expands Worldwide

November 30, 2010 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

CHiL Semiconductor Corp. announced that it is expanding its worldwide sales and support channels by opening sales offices in Japan and in Europe. According to the company, high electricity costs have made CHiL’s energy...

CHiL Semiconductor Expands Worldwide

November 30, 2010 8:32 am | by Larry Spaziani, CHiL Semiconductor (www.chilsemi.com) | Blogs | Comments

We're proud to announce that CHiL Semiconductor is expanding its worldwide sales and support channels by opening sales offices in Japan and in Europe. High electricity costs have made CHiL’s energy efficient solutions, which result in increased efficiency across the entire load line, particularly attractive in these markets.

Diotec and microGaN to Cooperate on 4A/600V SiGaN Schottky

November 29, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

microGaN GmbH and Diotec Semiconductor AG are cooperating in design and marketing of Gallium Nitride (GaN) rectifier devices. One of the recent developments is a 4A, 600V so called "SiGaN Schottky" diode, with an...

Belden to Acquire Industrial Networking Technology Leader GarrettCom

November 29, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Belden Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire GarrettCom, a provider of advanced industrial networking products and smart grid solutions. The acquisition extends Belden’s position as an industrial networking solutions provider by...

SunPower Recommits to San Jose; Company Will Renovate Buildings According to LEED Standards

November 29, 2010 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

SunPower Corp. announced that it will remain in San Jose, California, relocating its headquarters to an existing three-building campus next spring to accommodate planned, long-term growth. The company will renovate the buildings with the...

Power supplies accept wide AC input range

November 29, 2010 11:13 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda has unveiled its latest addition to its ZWS line of compact AC-DC pcb-mountable power supplies. The new single-output ZWS-BAF series are 100 and150-watt supplies that accept a very wide AC input range, have a low profile of 1.3 to 1.45”...

Development Kit Explores RF Energy Harvesting

November 29, 2010 9:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Lifetime Power Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Wireless Sensors enables the development of battery-free wireless sensor nodes and other low-power, untethered devices.

Joining DOSA

November 29, 2010 6:55 am | by Matt McKenzie, CUI (www.cui.com | Blogs | Comments

As a technology company dedicated to the development, commercialization, manufacture, and distribution of innovative electronic components, acceptance into DOSA serves to highlight CUI’s commitment in providing competitive power products to a global market. 

Total Launches Project to Build Solar Panel Plant in France

November 24, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Total announced the construction of a photovoltaic panel production and assembly unit at Composite Park in France’s north-eastern region of Moselle. With a surface area of 2,800 square metres, the plant will house two production...

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