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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,...

Fairchild Selects Dan Kinzer for Chief Technology Officer

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

Fairchild Semiconductor has appointed Dan Kinzer, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Technology. Under Kinzer’s leadership, Fairchild will sharpen its focus on technical innovation to further advance the company’s advanced product offerings in...

Polymer Tantalum Capacitor Portfolio Expands

January 19, 2011 9:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

KEMET Corporation announced the expansion of its Polymer Tantalum portfolio. The T528 Low ESR/ESL Polymer Tantalum Series introduced a newly constructed 5 m? Z case (EIA Case Code 7343-17) design, reducing overall impedance for high switch frequency decoupling applications such as microprocessor decoupling.

Capacitor Contactor Addresses Switching Powers of 80 kvar

January 19, 2011 9:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC has developed a new capacitor contactor for switching powers of 80 kvar. It supplements the previous series for powers of 12.5, 20, 25, 33, 50, 75 and 100 kvar, enabling


AC Caps Range from 2 uF to 75 uF Capacitance

January 19, 2011 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC announced a new series of EPCOS MKP AC capacitors with a capacitance range from 2 µF to 75 µF and radial terminals for PCB mounting. The B3279* Series of output filter capacitors features

Mouser and Maxim Integrated Products Go Global

January 18, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. launched a major global distribution partnership with Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. According to the companies, "this worldwide agreement between two of the industry’s premier solutions and service providers gives design engineers...

Ener1 and Wanxiang Sign Strategic Joint Venture Agreement

January 18, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Ener1, Inc. and Wanxiang Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd., a division of the Chinese conglomerate Wanxiang Group Corp., signed a joint venture agreement to co-manufacture Li-ion cells and battery packs for the rapidly growing Chinese...

ZMDI and SE Spezial-Electronic Sign Distribution Agreement

January 18, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

ZMD AG (ZMDI), a global supplier of energy-efficient analog and mixed-signal solutions for automotive, industrial, consumer and medical applications, and SE Spezial-Electronic AG (SE), one of Europe’s largest high-technology distributors, have signed a distribution...

Honda, Nissan, and Toyota Among 13 Japanese Companies to Develop Hydrogen Supply Infrastructure for ECVs

January 17, 2011 1:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), Nissan Motor Company, Ltd., Honda Motor Company, Ltd., JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation, Idemitsu Kosan Company, Ltd., Iwatani Corporation, Osaka Gas Company, Ltd., Cosmo Oil Company, Ltd., Saibu Gas...


SoCalGas Invests in Oregon Fuel Cell Manufacturer

January 17, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced that it has invested $1 million in ClearEdge Power, an Oregon fuel cell manufacturer. The investment is a strategic addition to the utility company’s growing clean energy portfolio. "Investing...

USNAP Alliance Releases 2.0 Specification to Enable Deployment of Home Area Networks

January 17, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

The USNAP Alliance, an industry consortium of major stakeholders and utilities in the smart grid, recently announced the final release of its 2.0 specification for enabling interoperable Home Area Network deployment (HAN) deployments. Manufacturers...

Silicon Carbide Power MOSFETs Replace Silicon Devices in High Voltage Power Electronics

January 17, 2011 4:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

In a move that heralds a performance revolution in energy-efficient power electronics, Cree, a market leader in silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, has introduced the industry’s first fully-qualified commercial silicon carbide power MOSFET.

Let's Select a DC-DC Boost Converter

January 17, 2011 3:25 am | Videos | Comments

Dave of the EEVblog is on the search for a single AA cell to 500mA 5V DC DC boost converter chip. Is it possible?, what will he find?,

Schedule for 2011 Green Building Power Forum Announced

January 14, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

The EMerge Alliance, Armstrong World Industries, the Center for Power Electronic Systems (CPES), Nextek Power Systems, and the Korea Electrotechnology Institute will be represented during the Plenary Session of Darnell’s third-annual Green Building Power Forum...

SoloPower Announces New Solar Panel Manufacturing Facility in Oregon

January 14, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

SoloPower, Inc. announced that it will locate a high volume manufacturing facility in Wilsonville, Oregon. The initial phase of this expansion will be the construction of a 75 MW manufacturing line which will create...

IBM Study: Electric Cars Stir Interest But Face Obstacles

January 14, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Many automobile industry executives believe that sales of traditional vehicles will peak before 2020 and are looking to electric-only vehicles (EVs) as one of the next hot products, but they will first have to...

RFMD Achieves 4G Performance Milestone

January 14, 2011 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices, Inc. today announced it has achieved a major performance milestone related to its PowerSmart power platforms. RFMD’s PowerSmart power platforms are a new product category reshaping the future of multimode, multi-band cellular RF architectures.

EcoCAR Challenge Countdown - The Road to the Finals

January 14, 2011 6:02 am | by John Kruckenberg, Ohio State University | Blogs | Comments

The EcoCAR Challenge is an opportunity for university students to apply cutting edge technology and experiment with solutions to the problems of the future. The goal of the three-year student competition is to design practical vehicles that improve efficiency, emissions, and performance while remaining functional.

Lithium Ion Battery Assembly Challenges

January 14, 2011 4:29 am | by Marko Dimitrijevic, Applications Engineer, International Components Corporation | Articles | Comments

Advances in lithium-ion battery technology have created new opportunities for the development of portable devices. Contemporary lithium-ion cells offer energy densities that are significantly higher than legacy battery chemistries such as nickel cadmium (NiCd), nickel metal hydride (NiMh) and lead acid (LA).

Evergreen Solar To Close Devens Manufacturing Facility

January 13, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

Evergreen Solar, Inc. announced its intent to shut down operations at its Devens manufacturing facility to better position the company to pursue its industry standard size wafer strategy and preserve the company’s liquidity. The...

GE to Acquire Lineage Power

January 13, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

GE announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire privately-held Lineage Power Holdings, Inc., from The Gores Group, LLC. Lineage Power is a leading global provider of high-efficiency power conversion infrastructure technology and...

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