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American Superconductor Announces Public Offering of Common Stock

November 12, 2010 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

American Superconductor Corp. announced that it has commenced an underwritten registered public offering of 4.6 million shares of its common stock. AMSC intends to grant the underwriters an option to purchase up to an...

Delta PowerSystems Forms Alliance With Mister Sparky for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Solutions

November 12, 2010 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

Delta PowerSystems has announced a new alliance with Mister Sparky, a franchisor based in Sarasota, Fla., that focuses on residential electrical contracting. This business venture will allow Delta PowerSystems and Mister Sparky to be...

SiC Power Schottky Diode Series Includes 30-A, 1200-V Part in TO-247

November 11, 2010 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

SemiSouth Laboratories, Inc., announced a range of SiC power Schottky diodes including the 30 A rated SDP30S120 – said to be the industry’s highest current 1200 V part to be commercially available in a TO 247 package. The full 1200


NXP Semiconductors Announces Third Quarter 2010 Results

November 11, 2010 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

NXP Semiconductors N.V. reported financial results for its third quarter 2010, and provided guidance for the fourth quarter. "The third quarter represented our sixth consecutive quarter of growth and significant operational improvement, as we continue...

Microchip Technology Announces Record Sales and EPS

November 11, 2010 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. reported results for the three months ended September 30, 2010. "Microchip acquired Silicon Storage Technology Inc. (SST) on April 8, 2010. At the time of the acquisition the Company determined that it...

Fairchild CEO Briefs Electronica on Company Strategy

November 11, 2010 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Mark Thompson, the President and CEO of Fairchild Semiconductor, briefed an audience at the 2010 Electronica Electronics Fair on the company’s strategy and focus for 2011 and beyond. Thompson noted that the company’s power module...

2.8 V to 36 V Integrated Load Switches Suit Industrial, Computing and Portables

November 11, 2010 11:15 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor developed the AccuPower load switch series, said to be the industry’s first 2.8V to 36V integrated load switches, intended to address the designer’s mid-voltage needs. These load switches feature

Power MOSFETs Intended for Industrial Point-Of-Load Applications

November 11, 2010 9:18 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today announced the introduction of a family of 25 V and 30 V devices featuring IR’s latest HEXFET MOSFET silicon in a new performance PQFN 3 x 3 package that delivers a high density, reliable and efficient solution for DC-DC converters...


Ultra-Small ZigBee Module Is Based on Atmel’s Newest Single Chip

November 10, 2010 12:57 pm | Articles | Comments

Adaptive Network Solutions, a leading system design house, its @ANY2400SC IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee RF module for 2.4 GHz ISM band. With an ultra-small footprint of just over 3 square centimeters, the new module offers a combination of

FirstEnergy and Ballard Begin Demonstration of 1MW Mobile Fuel Cell System

November 10, 2010 11:23 am | by | News | Comments

FirstEnergy Corp. and Ballard Power Systems are testing what they describe as an innovative utility-scale fuel cell system designed to produce one megawatt of electricity – enough to power more than 600 homes. The...

Watteco Develops Ultra-Low-Power IP Smart Grid Communications Solutions Using TI Microcontroller

November 10, 2010 11:23 am | by | News | Comments

Watteco, a French System-on-Chip (SoC) manufacturer of "no new wire" Power Line Communication (PLC) modems for energy efficiency and intelligent home control applications, today announced it is collaborating with Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) on...

Several Major Product Launches Highlight Tuesday at Electronica

November 10, 2010 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

The Electronica 2010 global electronics fair in Munich served as the international stage for new product launches from ON Semiconductor, Power Integrations, AVX Corp., Emerson Network Power, and VPT Inc. on Tuesday. ON Semiconductor announced...

IC Incorporates Two-Switch-Forward Main, Flyback Standby Power Converters

November 10, 2010 7:18 am | Articles | Comments

Power Integrations introduced HiperTFS, an integrated power supply IC family for high-power applications. The device family members incorporate both a two-switch-forward converter and a flyback standby power converter into a


LED Lighting Power Supplies Support 70,000-hour System Life Requirements

November 10, 2010 5:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Network Power announced a family of standard power supplies for LED lighting, the LDS70 series. The new 70-Watt family of off-the-shelf, low-profile solutions is designed to support system life requirements greater than 70,000 hours in the rapidly growing LED lighting market. They provide

A demonstration of IDT's latest technology at the 2010 electronica conference

November 10, 2010 4:32 am | Videos | Comments

Ted Tewksbury, the CEO of IDT, discusses their latest devices at the 2010 electronica conference.

New Distributed Power Architecture Gives Designers New Options for Mil-Aero Applications

November 10, 2010 4:03 am | by Jeremy Ferrell, VPT, Inc., | Articles | Comments

Today’s commercial avionics, military and space electronics need higher performance while decreasing size, weight and cost. The power supply is a key determining factor in the final system size, weight, and thermal design.

3A PoL DC-DC Power Converters Tout Reliability, Power Flexibility

November 9, 2010 11:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

VPT, Inc. unveiled its latest point of load (POL) DC-DC converter, the DVPL0503S, designed to provide critical reliability performance and efficiency in the distributed power architectures of avionics, military, and space systems. The new 3A DVPL DC-DC POL converter can Offers UN Transport Tests for Lithium Ion Batteries Including All Certifications

November 9, 2010 11:22 am | by | News | Comments

Manufacturers and suppliers of lithium ion cells and batteries can have their products thoroughly tested in a new state-of-the-art test laboratory in Karlstein (Germany), which the with the support of BMZ Batterien-Montage-Zentrum has...

Monolithic Power Announces Consecutive Record Revenue Results for Quarter & Nine Months Ended September 30, 2010

November 9, 2010 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) announced financial results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2010. The results for the quarter ended September 30, 2010 are as follows: net revenues were $65.8 million, an...

Linear Technology & Energy Micro Demonstrate Smart Energy Harvesting at Electronica

November 9, 2010 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

Linear Technology and Energy Micro announced that they have combined their expertise in energy harvesting power supplies and ultralow power 32-bit microcontrollers to produce what they describe as a ground-breaking demonstration at Electronica 2010,...

Digital Power Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2010

November 8, 2010 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Digital Power Corp. announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. Revenues increased by 87% to $3,186,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2010, compared to $1,708,000 for the quarter...

Murata Expands North American Distribution Agreement with Arrow Electronics

November 8, 2010 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Murata Electronics North America announced that it has expanded its distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics, Inc. to include the company’s offering of power solutions, with a focus on products for the industrial, medical and...

Altair Nanotechnologies Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results

November 8, 2010 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. (Altairnano) reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. "In the third quarter we took a major step forward in securing our financial future. In September, we entered into...

NEMA Announces Global Lighting Forum Initiative for LED Technology

November 5, 2010 2:20 pm | by | News | Comments

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), a member of the Global Lighting Forum (GLF), has announced an initiative to coordinate and promote LED (light emitting diode) technology on a global level. In order to...

Maximizing the 3D Experience: Don’t Overlook the Batteries

November 5, 2010 10:39 am | by Eric Lind, VP Business Development at Contour Energy Systems | Articles | Comments

Imagine your disappointment when your 3D glasses fail just as the action peaks in a movie or during a game. With rechargeable batteries you’re stuck waiting for the glasses to recharge (having a spare pair is just too difficult to justify given the current high price).

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