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Digital Zero-Power AC-DC PWM IC Targets Offline Chargers, Adapters

May 3, 2011 5:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

iWatt announced the iW1700 Zero Power AC/DC Digital PWM Controller. The controller is designed to enable low-cost, energy-efficient 120V/230VAC offline adapters and chargers (up to 5 W) which consume

Power Switch Device Technology Addresses Energy Star Requirements

May 3, 2011 5:23 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor developed the FSL1x6 Series of green-mode Fairchild Power Switch (FPS) devices. These integrated PWM controllers include proprietary green-mode functions that

Cities Across France Using Echelon based Smart Street Lighting Systems

May 2, 2011 2:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Echelon Corp. announced that its energy control technology for smart, networked street lighting systems is continuing to experience rapid adoption. Similar to its success in China, the market in Europe, and in particular France,...


EPRI Paper Provides Analysis of Energy Storage Applications and Technology Options

May 2, 2011 2:21 pm | by | News | Comments

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has published a comprehensive analysis of energy storage applications and technology options that also assesses the potential benefits and markets for energy storage in the United States. The analysis...

Monolithic Power Systems Announces First Quarter Financial Results

May 2, 2011 2:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2011. Net revenues were $44.5 million, a decrease from $47.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2010 and $50.3 million in...

IEEE to Develop Standards Limiting Insertion of Harmonics into Power Grid

April 29, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

IEEE announced that the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Standards Board approved two new projects to develop standards that will limit the injection of harmonic frequencies into the public electric transmission system. Harmonic pollution is a...

Konarka Names New Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development

April 29, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Konarka Technologies, Inc. announced that it has named Kenneth McCauley as Vice President – Sales, Marketing and Business Development. McCauley brings an exemplary record of accomplishment in leading global organizations to profitable growth. Serving...

Yingli Green Energy Establishes Regional Headquarters in Singapore

April 29, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited announced the establishment of its regional headquarters in Singapore. In order to strengthen its business practices in Southeast Asia, Yingli Green Energy has set up a wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli...


The Tinker's Toolbox - a Chat with Shaf Rahman of Akros on Board-Level DC Power Management

April 29, 2011 10:55 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, we talk with Shaf Rahman of Akros about their new family of DC-DC Controllers with gate-drive signal shaping for reduced EMI and improved efficiency.

MiaSole and Intel Enter Into Solar Manufacturing Consulting Agreement

April 28, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

MiaSole, a manufacturer of copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin-film photovoltaic solar panels, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Intel’s Technical Manufacturing Services practice. Under this agreement, Intel will provide customized...

RECOM Power and Mouser Create Global Distribution Initiative

April 28, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

RECOM Power announced its worldwide distribution alliance with Mouser Electronics, Inc.. As an authorized distributor for RECOM Power, Mouser Electronics brings RECOM’s comprehensive, cutting-edge series of dc-dc and ac-dc converters to customers worldwide, providing design...

Darnell's Celebrates 15th Anniversary

April 28, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Darnell’s has reached the Milestone of 15 years of continuous news coverage of the worldwide power electronics industry. is the only daily, the only global and most-read publication in the power electronics...

Paying Tribute to the Legacy of Earth Day

April 27, 2011 1:26 pm | by Paul Smith, MathWorks, and Tyler Joswick, The Ohio State University | Blogs | Comments

This past Friday marked the 41st Earth Day. The past 40 years have demonstrated the growing global green movement, reinforced each year by Earth Day to celebrate and spread awareness of environmental protection and sustainability. Earth Day’s goals of environmental protection and sustainability are echoed by the EcoCAR Challenge, its organizers, participating student teams, and sponsors.


Vicor Reported Its Financial Results for the First Quarter 2011

April 27, 2011 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Vicor Corp. reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. Revenues for the first fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2011, increased to $70,455,000, compared to $51,709,000 for the corresponding period...

STMicroelectronics Reports 2011 First Quarter Financial Results

April 27, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics (ST) reported financial results for the first quarter ended April 2, 2011. ST’s net revenues increased 9.0% on a year-over-year basis, with regional growth led by Greater China-South Asia and the Americas with...

ICCNexergy Unveils New Identity and Expansion Plans

April 27, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

ICCNexergy, Inc. announced the introduction of its new corporate identity. Formed in 2010 with the merger of International Components Corporation, Inc. and Nexergy, Inc., ICCNexergy™ designs and manufactures custom battery packs, chargers, and power...

Murata Power Solutions extends its range of 25W low-profile open-frame DC-DC converters

April 27, 2011 10:52 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions announced today additions to its UEI25 series of 25W output, 2:1 input range, high efficiency, isolated DC-DC converters. Featuring 25W output in one square inch of board area, the new devices add +3.3VDC and +5VDC output models to the series.

Acopian no-compromise power systems

April 27, 2011 8:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

A few power supply manufacturers sell hardware to combine several power supplies into a rack mounting multiple-output power system. The problem is that the possible combinations of power supplies and desired operating features...

Cree Announces Signing of a Global SiC Materials License Agreement with Nippon Steel

April 26, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Cree, Inc. announced it has entered into a silicon carbide (SiC) materials license agreement with Nippon Steel Corp. Under the terms of the agreement, Nippon Steel Corporation, and affiliates including Nippon Steel Materials Co.,...

Universal Power Group Acquires Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Maker

April 26, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Universal Power Group, Inc. announced that it has acquired for $3.3 million the assets and business of Progressive Technologies, Inc. (PTI), a North Carolina-based battery pack manufacturer specializing in lithium-ion battery packs, the fastest...

Most Powerful Millimeter-scale Energy Harvester Generates Electricity from Vibrations

April 26, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Electrical engineers at the University of Michigan have built a device that can harness energy from vibrations and convert it to electricity with five to ten times greater efficiency and power than other devices...

Programmable Power Source Provides Regulated Output and Dual Voltages for Dips and Drops Testing

April 26, 2011 8:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq has released the VAR 3005, a dual voltage power source controlled by the company’s NSG 3000 series of EMC test generators. This new programmable power source regulates test voltage and generates the reduced voltage for dips and drops...

Cool, Compact Source Delivers More than 100 W CW at 2.45 GHz

April 26, 2011 8:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Emblation Microwave introduced its model ISYS245 microwave generator for commercial, industrial, research, and test applications requiring a high-power microwave source. The extremely compact source generates more than 100 W CW output power at 2.45 GHz.

PCB-Type AC-DC Power Supplies Have 10-Year Life

April 26, 2011 7:37 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda EMEA has extended the reach of its ZWS-BAF Series of PCB-type AC-DC power supplies by adding two lower power models. The company asserts the 50-Watt ZWS50BAF and 75-Watt ZWS75BAF combine high efficiency even at low load conditions...

600-Watt Power Module is Designed For Use in MicroTCA Systems

April 26, 2011 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Gresham Power Electronics introduced the PS-1138 high-power module for use in MicroTCA systems. It supports shelves, cubes, MicroTCA enclosures, and other implementations and complies with the PICMG MicroTCA Revision 1.0 specification.

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