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Landis+Gyr to be Acquired by Toshiba for US$2.3 Billion

May 20, 2011 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Landis+Gyr announced that Toshiba Corp. has entered into a definitive sale agreement with the shareholders of Landis+Gyr, under which Toshiba will acquire Landis+Gyr, a company specializing in energy management solutions for utilities, for US$2.3...

ZMDI Reports Financial Results, Robust Revenue Growth

May 20, 2011 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

According to Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden (ZMDI), strong demand for energy-efficient products and solutions led to significant growth in revenues and earnings in fiscal-year 2010. Revenues rose year-over-year by 28% while earnings (EBIT) improved by...

SynQor Presses Ahead With Lawsuit Against Vicor and Cisco After Settlement With Ericsson

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

SynQor, Inc. announced that, contrary to the implication in a press release issued by Vicor Corp., SynQor has not withdrawn any of its infringement claims against Vicor or Cisco Systems, Inc.. Litigation against...


The Green Grid Collaborates with Data Center Leaders to Complete Energy Efficiency Measurement Recommendations

May 19, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

The Green Grid Association, a voice for advancing resource efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems, together with The Data Center Metrics Coordination Taskforce, delivered its latest recommendations for energy efficiency measurement and...

New Power Switches vs. Mature Materials at PCIM Europe

May 19, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

The Wednesday afternoon panel discussion at this year’s PCIM Europe event was organized by Bodo’s Power Systems and designed to focus on the ability of devices such as capacitors and thermal management systems to...

Johnson Controls Moves to Dissolve Advanced Battery Joint Venture With Saft

May 19, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Johnson Controls, Inc. took legal action in the Delaware Chancery Court to dissolve the Johnson Controls-Saft (JCS) joint venture. The joint venture was formed in 2006 to develop and manufacture lithium-ion motive battery solutions. "Johnson...

PowerTrench MOSFET Addresses Conduction and Switching Losses

May 18, 2011 1:44 pm | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor developed the FDMS86500L N-Channel, PowerTrench MOSFET to minimize conduction loss, switch node ringing, and to improve the overall efficiency of DC-DC converters.

Transient Voltage Suppressors Protect Critical Equipment

May 18, 2011 12:56 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse has introduced its AK15 Series of Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS) devices to protect electronic gear from high-energy transients. With their 15kA (8x20 ?s pulse)surge current rating, AK15 devices claim to provide the highest level of TVS protection available in the industry.


GreenWave Reality Announces Partnership With NXP to Deliver Connected Lighting Solution

May 18, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

GreenWave Reality, a developer of home energy management and automation systems, announced that it has partnered with NXP Semiconductors to provide a breakthrough, intelligent lighting control and management solution that can be utilized by...

PCIM Europe Kicks-off with Flurry of Product Announcements

May 18, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

The 2011 edition of PCIM Europe in Nuremberg, Germany, started off with a flurry of product announcements from International Rectifier (IR), Vincotech, Mitsubishi Electric, AVX and RHOM Semiconductor. These products targeted a wide variety...

AeroVironment To Provide EV Charging Solution For BMW ActiveE Introduction in Major U.S. Cities

May 18, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

AeroVironment announced that the BMW Group has selected it as the preferred provider of electric vehicle charging equipment, accessories and installation services supporting the introduction of the all-electric BMW ActiveE. The BMW ActiveE electric vehicle...

Surge Devices offer Lightning and Surge Protection for Tower or Rooftop-Mounted Radios

May 18, 2011 12:15 pm | Product Releases | Comments

To help protect valuable electronic equipment from damage, ERICO has developed rugged, weatherproof hybrid surge protectors that can handle at least 20,000 amperes of lightning-induced current.

ZBB Energy Reports Quarterly Financial Results

May 17, 2011 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

ZBB Energy Corp. reported its results of operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2011. Net loss on the basis of accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP) was $2,868,789 or $0.12...


Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Bill Unveiled

May 17, 2011 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

The Alliance to Save Energy joined its honorary Board chair, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and her colleague Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) in unveiling a bipartisan bill that would help the United States regain its...

SynQor Settles Patent Litigation with Ericsson; Withdraws Motion to Enjoin Vicor Bus Converters

May 17, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

SynQor announced that it has entered into a definitive Settlement Agreement to resolve its pending litigation with Ericsson Inc. In January 2011, SynQor filed suit against Ericsson, among others (SynQor, Inc. v. Ericsson...

Energy Micro Deploys Starter Kit for Energy-Sensitive Product Development

May 17, 2011 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Energy Micro has announced the introduction of a starter kit for its ARM CortexTM-M3 based EFM32 Tiny Gecko microcontrollers.

SemiSouth Launches 60-Amp SiC Power Schottky Diode

May 17, 2011 8:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

SemiSouth Laboratories launched its SDP60S120D 1200V, 60A SiC power Schottky diode, which is presented as delivering the highest continuous forward current (IF ) of any SiC diode in the world (measured @ Tc of 145ºC).  

Universal Power Group Reports First Quarter 2011 Earnings

May 16, 2011 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Universal Power Group, Inc. announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. For the first quarter, UPG reported net income of $402,677, or $0.08 per share, on net sales of $21.6 million,...

Highpower International Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results

May 16, 2011 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Highpower International, Inc., a developer, manufacturer and marketer of nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) and lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries and related products, announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. Net sales for the first...

IBM 2011 Power Symposium Points to the Future

May 16, 2011 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Hosted May 10-11 at IBM’s Research Triangle Park facilities, after a one-year hiatus, the invitation-only 2011 IBM Power Symposium included a mix of IBM presenters who painted a picture of the future direction...

Advanced Energy Industries 500kW PV Inverters Achieve 98% CEC Efficiency Rating

May 13, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (AE) announced that its 500kW Solaron® PV inverters have achieved a 98% efficiency rating from the California Energy Commission (CEC), a record breaking efficiency rating for any inverter in this...

Saint-Gobain Solar Brings Avancis PowerMax Solar Module to North America

May 13, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Saint-Gobain Solar is expanding its product offering in North America through the introduction of Avancis PowerMax® premium class photovoltaic (PV) modules. PowerMax combines Copper-Indium-Selenide (CIS) solar power technology with a sophisticated slim design, providing...

Plug Power Q1 2011 Sales Exceed Total Sales in 2010

May 13, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Plug Power Inc. reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2011. According to the company, this new year marks a fresh start for its scope of business. Unlike years past, 2011 marks...

IR Introduces Industry’s First PFC and Ballast Control IC Integrated in an 8-Pin SO-8 Package

May 13, 2011 6:09 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today introduced the industry’s first IC to integrate power factor correction (PFC) and ballast control in a single compact 8-pin SO-8 package. The new IRS2580DS Combo8 IC simplifies design and reduces overall component count...

Connectors for Medium Voltage Cables Eliminate Need for Additional Tools

May 12, 2011 2:43 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Shearbolt Connectors from 3M create a reliable, consistent connection using continuous shearing determined by contact force not torque value. In addition, the bolt shears below the connector body because the bolt shears axially, not at a pre-defined shear point. This eliminates

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