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Energy Metering Chip Provides 32-bit ARM-based Solution

October 14, 2010 6:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

NXP unveiled the EM773 energy metering IC – presented as the world’s first 32-bit ARM-based solution designed specifically for non-billing electricity metering applications.

Eaton's Energy Saver Rectifier Verified by Independent Testing Laboratory

October 13, 2010 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Eaton Corp. announced that Underwriters Laboratories (UL) confirmed the Eaton Energy Saver Rectifier (APR48-ES) to be 96.4% efficient. Compared to existing technology, the Energy Saver Rectifier is intended to reduce customers’ network dc...

3Sun Appoints Chairman and CEO

October 13, 2010 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Enel Green Power, Sharp and STMicroelectronics (ST) announced the appointment of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of their new joint venture company 3Sun by its Board of Directors, constituted at the end of July...


Southern California Edison Selects LG Chem for Home Battery Pilot Program

October 13, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

LG Chem announced that it has been selected by Southern California Edison (SCE) to provide lithium-ion battery packs for a pilot program involving energy storage systems for residential and small commercial applications. An LG Chem...

DOE Releases Comprehensive Report on Offshore Wind Power in the United States

October 12, 2010 1:21 pm | by | News | Comments

The Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) issued an analysis of the key factors impacting the deployment of offshore wind power in the U.S. The report, "Large-Scale Offshore Wind Power in the...

LG Electronics Enters Solar Business in North America

October 12, 2010 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

LG Electronics Inc. announced the company’s entry into the North American commercial solar industry. The U.S. solar debut builds on LG’s global expertise in marketing solar panels for residential, rooftop and commercial applications while...

TDK-Lambda Signs UK Distribution Deal with Ideal Power

October 11, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

TDK-Lambda UK has signed a non-exclusive distribution agreement with Ideal Power, a power specialist in the industrial and medical sectors. Effective from 1st October 2010, Ideal Power will promote TDK-Lambda products within Great Britain...

Contour Energy Systems Signs Exclusive Technology Licensing Agreement with MIT

October 11, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Contour Energy Systems, Inc. announced the acquisition of what is described as a breakthrough carbon nanotube technology that can dramatically improve the power capability of lithium-ion batteries, through an exclusive technology licensing agreement with...


Solarfun Announces Completion of Strategic Investment from Hanwha Chemical Corp.

October 11, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd., a vertically integrated manufacturer of silicon ingots, wafers and photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules in China, announced the closing of Hanwha Chemical Corporation’s strategic investment in Solarfun. According...

LG Chem Provide Batteries to Renault SA

October 8, 2010 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

LG Chem Ltd. announced that it has signed a formal deal to supply lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles made by Renault SA beginning in 2011. The deal with Renault SA increases the number of...

FSP Technology Reports Record Sales in Third Quarter 2010

October 8, 2010 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

FSP Technology, a Taiwanese power supply manufacturer, has reported record revenues of NT$1.553 billion (US$50.525 million) for September 2010, pushing its third-quarter revenues to NT$4.482 billion to set a new quarterly record. The company...

Distributed-Power Open Standards Alliance (DOSA) Defines Digital POL MICRO Standard

October 8, 2010 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

The Distributed-power Open Standards Alliance (DOSA) recently approved specification standards for the "Third Generation, High Density, Non-Isolated MICRO converter" for the MICRO (11.4 x 20.3mm) format. The third generation standard is based on the addition...

Power Film Capacitors Enable Advancements in Hybrid Vehicles

October 8, 2010 8:02 am | by Chris Reynolds, Technical Marketing Manager, AVX Corporation | Articles | Comments

Within the last few years, designers have established a solid powertrain foundation for hybrid vehicles (HEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs). All major auto manufactures see the hybrid and electric vehicle market as one continuing to enjoy steady growth.


Multi Measuring Interface Addresses Grid Parameters in a PFC System

October 7, 2010 12:49 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC introduced an EPCOS brand Multi Measuring Interface. The MMI7000 is a universal measuring device to measure and control the most important grid parameters in a PFC system. Harmful conditions in the grid (such as

TOKO Demonstrate Wireless Power Supply

October 7, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

TOKO, Inc., a developer/manufacturer of electronic components focused on coil-based products, is demonstrating a self-developed wireless power supply system. According to the company, wireless power supplies offer many advantages, including convenience, reliability, waterproofing property and...

New York Stock Exchange Commences Suspension Procedures for C & D Technologies

October 7, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

C&D Technologies, Inc. announced that the New York Stock Exchange has commenced suspension procedures for the company. The New York Stock Exchange in its October 4, 2010 press release stated, "The decision to suspend the...

Azuray Technologies Announces Collaboration to Develop Smart Panel Technology and Junction Box

October 7, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Azuray Technologies, which has been in stealth mode, announced that it is collaborating with Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. to explore "smart panel" solutions aimed at bringing greater solar energy generation to new solar...

The current state of digital power

October 7, 2010 11:13 am | by Deepak Savadatti, International Rectifier | Articles | Comments

Digital power today is a small fraction of overall power industry revenue but is commanding a large share of industry attention and discussion. Traction for digital power solutions is evident based on a slew of product announcements from a multitude of suppliers, all playing to their strengths.

Fixed Output Step-Down Switching Voltage Regulator Provides Desirable Transient Response

October 7, 2010 7:57 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN5358 is a step-down switching voltage regulator that delivers a fixed output from an input voltage supply of 2.7 V to 5.5 V. Using a proprietary architecture with

IBM Announces New Energy-Management, Sustainability Solutions for Smarter Enterprises

October 6, 2010 1:21 pm | by | News | Comments

IBM added new software and services to its portfolio of solutions aimed at creating sustainable enterprises and smarter urban infrastructures. The new offerings, piloted in-house by IBM, help owners and managers of commercial buildings...

Ocean Power Technologies Awarded $2.75 Million by US Navy for Maritime Security Program

October 6, 2010 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. announced that the US Navy has awarded $2.75 million in additional funding to OPT for a second stage under its existing contract to provide an autonomous PowerBuoy® wave energy conversion...

SynQor DC-DC Converters and Switching Power Supplies Now At Newark

October 6, 2010 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Multi-channel electronics distributor Newark, part of global Premier Farnell, announced that it has signed a franchise agreement with SynQor, a supplier of dc-dc power converters, EMI filters and ac-dc power supply conversion solutions. A...

1100W Front-End Supply Boasts Lowest Dissipation

October 6, 2010 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power-One's PFE1100 1100W front-end AC-DC power supply provides a 12VDC output with 5V or 3.3V pin-selectable standby. Exceeding CSCI Platinum targets, the new PFE1100 product line is presented as having the world’s lowest power dissipation.

Arrow Electronics Acquires the RF, Wireless & Power Division of Richardson Electronics

October 5, 2010 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Arrow Electronics, Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement pursuant to which Arrow will acquire all of the assets and operations of the RF, Wireless and Power Division of Richardson Electronics,...

Linear Tech Introduces uModule Battery Chargers with Active Current Limit

October 5, 2010 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Linear Technology announced the immediate availability of the LTM8061 and LTM8062, the first devices in a new family of complete system-in-a-package uModule® chargers, supporting an output charge current up to 2A. Both parts...

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