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Advanced Energy Announces Solid First Quarter Results

May 4, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. The company posted first quarter sales of $137.7 million, operating income of 17.7%, and earnings of $0.43 per diluted...

AnalogicTech Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter 2011

May 4, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. Net revenue for the first quarter of 2011 was $20.5 million, compared to net revenue of $21.9 million for...

Fuel Cells for Heavy Duty Forklifts Becoming a Reality

May 4, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

H2 Logic launched a newly developed zero emission hydrogen fuel cell system for forklifts. The new product is named H2Drive™ and is a result of more than 6 years of research efforts. At the...


Power Amplifier Achieves Efficiency Over 50%

May 4, 2011 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The GCM5C5DHO (SKU 3114) is a 2110-2170 MHz, 47 dBm, GaN, multi-function, microprocessor controlled amplifier. This amplifier is small (2” x 6”) and lightweight (<0.5 pounds) providing 50 watts over the entire -40C to +85C temperature range.

30-V, 2.4-A P-Channel MOSFET Comes in SOT-23F

May 4, 2011 5:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Central Semiconductor Corp. introduced the CMPDM302PH 30V, 2.4A P-Channel MOSFET in the industry standard SOT-23F package. It features a desirable continuous drain current rating of 2.4 A, a combination of an exceptional

Dual Output POL Regulator is Positioned as Alternative to LDOs

May 3, 2011 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech’s SC197 is a 500 mA, dual-output, point-of-load (POL) regulator, combining two PWM DC-DC regulators in a 2 mm x 3 mm x 0.6 mm package with an overall footprint of 80 mm2. According to the company, the small size and footprint

16-bit Low Power MCUs Feature Capacitive Sensing That Works in Sleep

May 3, 2011 5:57 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced it has expanded its low pin-count 16-bit eXtreme Low Power PIC MCUs by adding an on-chip 12-bit ADC, EEPROM, intelligent mTouch capacitive sensing, and the capability to

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...

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