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Eaton Agrees to Acquire ACTOM Low-Voltage Electrical Business in South Africa

January 27, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

Eaton Corp. announced that it has reached agreement to acquire ACTOM (Pty) Ltd.’s low-voltage electrical business in South Africa. Terms of the deal, which are subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions,...

SCHOTT Solar Announces Plans to Significantly Expand Global Capacity

January 27, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

SCHOTT Solar announced that it will boost its global photovoltaic module production capacity to more than 800MW in 2011. In order to improve economies of scale and better supply new growth markets, SCHOTT Solar...

EnerNex Announces Smart Grid Security Guidelines for the Utility Industry

January 27, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

EnerNex announced the latest deliverables in a series of Smart Grid related Cyber Security documents providing prescriptive, actionable guidance for utilities and vendors implementing Smart Grid systems. The documents, also referred to as Cyber...


TVA, EPRI Dedicate SMART Charging Station for Electric Vehicles

January 26, 2011 12:22 pm | by | News | Comments

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) unveiled an electric vehicle charging station that can also make electricity from sunlight, store electricity and put electricity back in the power...

Exar Corp. Reports Fiscal 2011 Third Quarter Results

January 26, 2011 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Exar Corp. reported financial results for its fiscal 2011 third quarter ended December 26, 2010. Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 were $35.4 million compared to net sales of $37.2 million...

Sensata Technologies Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Results

January 26, 2011 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. announced results of its operations for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010. Fourth quarter 2010 net revenue was $387.8 million, an increase of $49.8 million, or...

Semiconductor Research Corporation and Stanford Develop Novel Thermal Nanotape

January 26, 2011 8:30 am | News | Comments

Semiconductor Research Corporation and researchers from Stanford University have developed a novel combination of elements that yields a unique nanostructured thermal material for packaging.

ZBB Energy Acquires Tier Electronics

January 25, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

ZBB Energy Corp. announced that it has acquired the Wisconsin-based power electronics firm Tier Electronics, LLC for a $1.35 million promissory note paid over 3 years, 800,000 shares of common stock and assumption of...


Sensata Technologies, Chinese Government Agree on Expansion in Jiangsu Province

January 25, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. has signed an agreement with the Baoying government in China’s Jiangsu Province to increase its investment in Baoying. Under the agreement, the government will make land adjacent to Sensata’s existing...

TI Reports Financial Results for 4Q10 and 2010

January 25, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announced fourth-quarter revenue of $3.53 billion, net income of $942 million and earnings per share of 78 cents. Earnings per share included 14 cents from the combination of the gain...

LED Driver IC Touts High Efficiency, High Power Factor

January 25, 2011 5:52 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics America Inc. announced the availability of its R2A20134 LED driver IC that supports LED lighting applications with high efficiency and a high power factor. The company’s voltage step-down control technology (single-stage) provide

Wideband GaAs PHEMT MMIC Power Amplifier Covers Dc to 40 GHz

January 24, 2011 12:27 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave has introduced a GaAs pHEMT MMIC Power Amplifier for test instrumentation, microwave radio, and military and space applications from DC to 40 GHz. The HMC930 is a GaAs pHEMT MMIC Distributed Power Amplifier die that

Power Integrations Awarded Double Damages in Patent-Infringement Case Against Fairchild

January 24, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

According to Power Integrations, a federal district court has doubled the financial damages awarded to the company in its patent-infringement case against Fairchild Semiconductor. This action follows an earlier ruling in which the Court...


Infineon to Establish New Entity in China

January 24, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

Infineon Technologies AG opened a new facility in China called Infineon Integrated Circuits (Beijing) Co., Ltd., located in the Beijing Economic and Technological Development Area. In addition to sales and marketing, application R&D and...

Tyco Electronics Reports Strong Fiscal First Quarter and Raises Full Year Outlook

January 24, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Tyco Electronics Ltd. reported results for the fiscal first quarter ended Dec. 24, 2010. The company reported a net sales increase of 11% year-over-year, and 2% sequentially, to $3.2 billion. Earnings Per Share...

Power supplies have a low profile of less than 1U

January 24, 2011 10:59 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda Americas has unveiled its latest addition to its line of AC-DC Medical, ITE (Information Technology Equipment), and Industrial power supplies. The new single-output CSS500 series are 360W to 500W supplies that accept a wide AC input range...

Safety Standards for Lithium-Ion Cells

January 24, 2011 7:07 am | by Mahmood Tabaddor, PhD, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. | Articles | Comments

Advances in portable energy sources, such as rechargeable cells (or batteries), are a major technological driver for the popularity of many electronic and electrical devices from consumer products to medical equipment to automotive systems to space applications.

AHAM and Efficiency Organizations Seek Recognition of Benefits of Smart Appliances from ENERGY STAR

January 21, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) and efficiency organizations including the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) have submitted a petition to the ENERGY STAR program to recognize the benefits of smart...

Dow Corning Joins the imec GaN Affiliation Program

January 21, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Dow Corning has formalized an agreement to enter the imec multi-partner industrial R&D program on GaN semiconductor materials and device technologies. The program focuses on the development of the next generation GaN power devices...

Fairchild Reports Results for the Fourth Quarterand Full Year 2010

January 21, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor announced results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 26, 2010. Fairchild reported fourth quarter sales of $397.7 million, down 4% from the prior quarter and 12% higher than the...

PC15 Series offers 15 Watts of output power

January 21, 2011 4:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

ConTech, a Division of Calex Mfg., announces the “PC15” Series of AC/DC switching power supplies. The PC15 Series offers 15 Watts of output power in an encapsulated case, making it well suited for ruggedized backplane applications.

Clare Introduces Two New 100V Integrated Full Wave Bridge Rectifiers In One Chip

January 20, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Clare, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of IXYS Corp. released its first 100V diode bridge chips, the CPC7556 and CPC7557, manufactured with Clare’s high voltage SOI technology. The CPC7556 and CPC7557 devices feature a...

CENTROSOLAR to Become Exclusive Module Manufacturer for TSMC in Europe

January 20, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

CENTROSOLAR is to become the exclusive manufacturer in Europe of crystalline solar modules for TSMC Limited, Taiwan. The agreement, which runs for 5 years, envisages a volume of initially 100 MWp per year. More...

Semitech Semiconductor Closes Funding Round of up to $9 Million

January 20, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Semitech Semiconductor, a provider of power line communications solutions that transform the electricity grid into a smart grid, announced it has completed its Series A financing, raising AU$3.4 million with an option for an...

Johnson Controls Breaks Ground on Fully-Integrated Battery Recycling Facility

January 19, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Johnson Controls, Inc. broke ground on a fully-integrated battery recycling facility in Florence, South Carolina. The Florence Recycling Center, slated for completion during 2012 and to be operated by Johnson Controls’ Power Solutions business,...

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