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The Tinker's Toolbox - Jim Vanover of Wurth on Dual-Coil Chokes for LED Applications

June 1, 2011 11:36 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, we talk to Jim Vanover of Wurth about their latest series of dual-coil common mode chokes with high dual-impedance capabilities.

Energy Harvesting Reference Design Enables Power-Efficient Wireless Sensor Node Apps

June 1, 2011 6:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories introduced a wireless sensor node solution powered by a solar energy harvesting source. The new turnkey energy harvesting reference design enables developers to implement

EasyStreet Selects VYCON's Clean Energy Storage Flywheel Systems to Protect its Green Data Center

June 1, 2011 4:58 am | News | Comments

VYCON announced that cloud, managed services, and colocation provider EasyStreet Online Services has chosen to protect its state-of-the-art data center with its clean backup power systems.


Orion Fans and Digi-Key Corporation Sign Distribution Agreement

May 31, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Orion Fans, a manufacturer of standard and custom ac and dc fans, fan trays and accessories, and Digi-Key Corp. have entered into an agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute Orion Fans’ product lines to...

VYCON Opens Representative Office in Singapore to Accommodate Asia Growth

May 31, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

VYCON announced that, in order to accommodate the company’s rapid growth and better meet customer demand for sustainable clean energy , it has opened a representative office in Singapore to support current and prospective...

IEEE Progresses P1901.2 Low Frequency Narrowband Power Line Standard For Smart Grid Applications

May 31, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) announced the IEEE P1901.2 Low Frequency (less than 500 kHz) Narrow Band Power Line Communications Working Group (WG) made significant progress with the draft standard during its recent meeting in...

Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers Allow Back-Office Integration

May 31, 2011 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Epyon Power, the leading European supplier of intelligent fast-charging solutions for electric vehicles, today announced compatibility with the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) and said that it will also embrace other commonly used standards for back-office integration.

Freescale Prices Initial Public Offering at $18 Per Share

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

Freescale Semiconductor Holdings I, Ltd. announced that the company has priced its initial public offering of 43,500,000 common shares at $18per share. In connection with the offering, Freescale granted the underwriters a 30-day option to...


Morgan Solar Closes $16.5 Million in First Tranche of Series B Funding

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

Morgan Solar Inc. has closed USD $16.5 million in the first tranche of its Series B funding round to ramp up manufacturing and deployment of its Sun Simba concentrated photovoltaic module. The Sun Simba, based...

Skyworks to Acquire Advanced Analogic Technologies

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

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc.. This acquisition expands Skyworks’ portfolio with highly complementary analog semiconductor products including battery chargers, dc-dc converters, voltage regulators and LED...

LED Driver Family Suits Architectural, Commercial and Industrial Apps

May 27, 2011 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

ERG Lighting’s e100W24V-D eDriver is presented as the slimmest 100-W LED driver on the market, powering cove lighting for outdoor illumination accents. The unit features up to 100 W of constant voltage output power, universal input, slim design (<1.30”/33 mm), onboard

30-V Buck Switching Regulator Features 600 mA Output

May 26, 2011 2:21 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the MCP16301 — it’s first 30-V-input, buck switching regulator with 600 mA output capability. The MCP16301 features a wide input voltage range, from 4 V to 30 V, an output voltage range from 2 V to 15 V and provides

AMSC Announces CEO Transition

May 26, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

American Superconductor Corp. announced that Daniel P. McGahn, President and Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, effective June 1, 2011. Dan McGahn succeeds...


Tesla Announces Follow-On Offering of Common Stock

May 26, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Tesla Motors, Inc. announced a follow-on offering of 5,300,000 shares of its common stock. All 5,300,000 shares are being offered by the company. In addition, the company has granted the underwriter a 30-day option...

Imec Processes First Power Devices on 200mm CMOS-Compatible GaN-on-Si

May 26, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Imec and its partners in the GaN industrial affiliation program (IIAP) have produced device-quality wafers with GaN/AlGaN layers on 200mm silicon wafers. With these wafers, functional GaN MISHEMTs were processed using standard CMOS tools....

New Sensing Solutions to be Introduced at Sensors Expo and Conference

May 26, 2011 7:10 am | News | Comments

More than 150 exhibitors will showcase the newest technologies for sensors and sensors-related industries at the 2011 Sensors Expo & Conference, June 7-8 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The following is a sampling of the state-of-the-art measurement and monitoring devices for MEMS, Energy Harvesting, Mobile Sensing, Wireless Sensor Networking and more that will be on display Tuesday, June 7 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Wednesday, June 8 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Imec processes first power devices on 200mm CMOS-compatible GaN-on-Si

May 26, 2011 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Imec and its partners in the GaN industrial affiliation program (IIAP) have produced device-quality wafers with GaN/AlGaN layers on 200mm silicon wafers. With these wafers, functional GaN MISHEMTs were processed using standard CMOS tools.

Digital Voltage Regulators Tout Desirable Control, Energy Savings at up to 40-A Output

May 25, 2011 12:50 pm | Ericsson Power Modules | Product Releases | Comments

Ericsson Power Modules' 3E Series BMR464 is a new addition to the company's second-generation, digital point-of-load (POL) regulators, that extends the maximum output current from such devices up to 40 A. With desirable functionality, the regulator enables

Plug Power Announces Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants

May 25, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Plug Power Inc.announced that it intends to offer shares of its common stock and warrants to purchase shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. The offering is subject to market conditions,...

Moog Acquires Animatics

May 25, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Moog Inc. announced that it has acquired Animatics Corp. The purchase price is approximately $25 million consisting of 467,749 shares of Moog Class A stock (based on a 30 day average price of $42.76)...

G24i Announces Nano-Power Energy Harvesting Development with Texas Instruments

May 25, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

G24 Innovations (G24i), a global manufacturer of Dye Sensitized Solar Cell technology (DSSC) has signed a strategic development agreement with Texas Instruments (TI) to create a joint technology platform by combining G24i’s solar cell...

Emerson Announces Management Promotions

May 24, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Emerson announced a number of key leadership changes that will become effective June 1, 2011. D. Scott Barbour will be named Executive Vice President of Emerson and business leader of Emerson Network Power Systems,...

Evida and HaloIPT to Explore Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles

May 24, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Evida Power, Ltd., a designer and manufacturer of lithium-ion battery packs for electric vehicles (EVs), announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with HaloIPT, a global specialist in Inductive Power Transfer (IPT)...

FCI Acquiring Majority Stake in Anytek

May 24, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

FCI, a manufacturer of connectors for the Data, Communications, Consumer, Automotive and Industrial markets has acquired a majority stake in Anytek Technology Corp., a Taiwanese manufacturer of terminal blocks. The alliance between the two...

Intelligent Power Switch Includes Proprietary Control Feature

May 24, 2011 11:58 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today introduced the AUIR3330S Intelligent Power Switch (IPS) with a proprietary active di/dt control feature that significantly reduces conducted EMI and switching losses to simplify design and reduce overall system cost in automotive motor drive applications.

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