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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Broadcom Expands Connected Home Portfolio with Addition of Gigle Networks Powerline Networking Technology

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

Broadcom Corp. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Gigle Networks Inc., a privately-held company that develops system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for home networking over power lines. When combined with Broadcom’s portfolio...

ABB Invests in Renewable Energy Company

November 24, 2010 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

ABB announced that it has invested about $13 million in Aquamarine Power, a Scottish company that has developed technology to convert energy captured from waves near shore into clean, usable electricity. ABB Technology Ventures, the...

The ECN Roundtable - Power Predictions for 2011

November 24, 2010 5:03 am | Articles | Comments

This month's ECN Roundtable question is: “What technology or industry design trend do you feel will impact the power industry the most in the coming year?"

Fujitsu PRIME Power Line Communication Solution Passed Official PRIME Conformance Test

November 23, 2010 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe announced official PRIME compliance of its PRIME SoC-based solution. This combination of PRIME compliant communication SoC MB87S2080 and PRIME communication software stack enables meter makers to reduce development time for PRIME-compliant...

Power Sources Unlimited Buys Assets of 1U Power LLC For Undisclosed Amount

November 23, 2010 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. a unique distributor, having a focused and synergistic line of ONLY power products recently announced that it has signed and executed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of 1U...

More Technical Papers at DC Building Power Asia 2010

November 23, 2010 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The program has been announced for the second annual DC Building Power Asia conference (DCBPA ’10) to be hosted December 13 & 14 in Tokyo, Japan. Sessions will include: HVDC for ICT Applications, Advanced...

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