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AnalogicTech Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter 2010

October 28, 2010 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. (AnalogicTech) reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. Net revenue for the third quarter of 2010 was $25.0 million, a decrease of 4.4% over net revenue...

Digi-Key and Exar Sign Global Distribution Agreement

October 27, 2010 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corp. announced that it has entered into an agreement with Exar Corp. to distribute the company’s analog and mixed-signal ICs to Digi-Key customers around the globe. Exar delivers highly differentiated silicon,...

Micrel Reports Strong 2010 Third Quarter Financial Results

October 27, 2010 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Micrel, Inc. announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. Third quarter revenues of $80.6 million increased by $6.7 million, or 9.1%, up from $73.9 million in the second quarter of...


Programmable, Contactless Current Sensors Meet Green Power, Mobility Demands

October 27, 2010 8:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Melexis announced its MLX91206 Series for contact-less current sensing in renewable energy, hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and electric vehicle (EV) applications. The customer programmable monolithic sensor IC, featuring Triaxis Hall technology, enables

RF Energy Harvesting Kit Enables Battery-Free, Perpetually Powered Wireless Apps

October 26, 2010 1:12 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. and Powercast Corporation announced the Lifetime Power Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Wireless Sensors featuring PIC microcontrollers with eXtreme Low Power (XLP) Technology. This kit, composed of a 3 Watt Powercaster transmitter as the power source, two

Plug Power Licenses Stationary Power Technology to IdaTech

October 26, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Plug Power Inc. announced that it has licensed the intellectual property (IP) relating to its stationary power products, GenCore® and GenSys®, to IdaTech plc on a non-exclusive basis. As part of the transaction, Plug...

Vicor Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter

October 26, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Vicor Corp. reported its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2010. Revenues for the third fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2010, increased to $68,672,000, compared to $47,746,000 for...

Underwriters Lab Named Accredited Third-Party Certification Body for ENERGY STAR

October 26, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. announced that the organization has earned approval as a third-party certification body for the federal ENERGY STAR® energy efficiency program. Effective January 1, 2011, ENERGY STAR will require that any product...


Ion capacitors provide energy densities up to 10 times greater than EDLCs

October 26, 2010 9:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Taiyo Yuden’s new Cylindrical Lithium Ion Capacitor (LIC) offers extremely large energy capacitance and high reliability. Combining the strength of lithium-ion secondary batteries with conventional Electric Dual Layer Capacitors (EDLC)s, this next-generation energy device offers an energy density 4 to 10 times greater than EDLCs.

A Look at Wet Tantalum Capacitors

October 26, 2010 5:10 am | Videos | Comments

This presentation, provided by Digi-Key and AVX, provides an overview of AVX's TWA Wet Tantalum product line. Topics to be covered include product specifications and applications.

EPRI Assesses Smart Inverters to Provide Optimized Volt/Var Support for PV Integration

October 25, 2010 12:22 pm | by | News | Comments

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has launched a collaborative initiative to develop standard functions and a standard language for grid integration of smart solar and storage inverters. To move this forward, EPRI is...

National Semi & Suntech Collaborate to Develop Smart Panel Technology

October 25, 2010 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

National Semiconductor Corp. announced that it is collaborating with Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. to develop "smart panel" technology, incorporating National Semiconductor’s SolarMagic™ power optimizer chipset into Suntech solar panels to improve the power...

IEC Announces Online Smart Grid Standard Mapping Solution

October 25, 2010 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) announced that it will launch its online IEC Smart Grid Standard Mapping Solution. This multidimensional interactive tool will create a map of the smart grid and enable smart grid...


DC-DC converters reduce footprint by 50% over current designs

October 25, 2010 9:57 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions is set to change the shape of 1 Watt isolated surface-mount DC-DC converters. The introduction of its new high performance MTU1 series marks a step-change in the miniaturization of power modules, setting new standards for footprint, load regulation and efficiency.

Taking batteries green

October 25, 2010 9:25 am | by Thomas Blaha, Memory Protection Devices, Inc. | Articles | Comments

As more information becomes available about the long-term effects of environmental degradation caused by our industrialized society, governments and industry associations worldwide will be forced to start taking increasingly pro-active measures to help protect the future of our planet and its inhabitants.

Railway Quality Sine Wave Inverter Generates 300VA

October 22, 2010 2:47 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Absopulse Electronics’ RSI 300 Series railway quality, DC/AC inverter uses field proven topology to generate a 300VA pure sign wave output voltage. It meets all relevant railway standards including EN 50155, EN50121-3-2 conducted and radiated EMI, EN 55022 Class B, and EN 61000 immunity. This

MERGE Optimizing EU Power Grids for the Electric Vehicle

October 22, 2010 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

MERGE, which stands for ‘Mobile Energy Resources in Grids of Electricity’, is a €4.5m, 16 partner consortium project that includes utilities regulators, commercial organizations and universities with interests in the power generation, automotive, electronic...

Accent Closes 5 Million Euros in Series B Funding to Expand Smart Grid Technology Offerings

October 22, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Accent, a specialist in semiconductor integration of communications and metering technologies, announced that it has closed a new round of financing of €5 million from Silicon Valley investor Tallwood Venture Capital. The funding will...

Power Integrations Announces Strategic Investment in SemiSouth Laboratories

October 22, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Power Integrations announced a strategic investment in SemiSouth Laboratories, Inc., a manufacturer of high-voltage silicon-carbide (SiC) semiconductor devices. Power Integrations’ commitment of $30 million, which includes an equity investment in SemiSouth, a technology license...

Powell Industries Acquires Thermal Monitoring Technology

October 21, 2010 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Powell Industries, Inc. announced the completion of an Asset Purchase Agreement with ThermaBrite Technologies Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia. With this agreement, Powell acquires the patent-pending technology for real-time optical fiber based thermal...

Designing for the Smart Grid at the Smart Grid Electronics Forum

October 21, 2010 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Communications, protection from lightning, accurate power measurements, security considerations and designing for tomorrow’s smart home were among the many topics discussed in detail at the Smart Grid Electronics Forum. Speakers represented a broad array...

New standard is Enabling Technology for Smart Grid, Transportation and LAN Applications

October 21, 2010 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

The IEEE announced the ratification of the IEEE 1901TM Broadband over Power Line (BPL) standard. Sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society, this globally recognized BPL standard will be a key enabling technology for a...

Power Schottky Diodes include Industry’s Highest Current part

October 21, 2010 5:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

SemiSouth Laboratories, Inc. announced a wide range of SiC power Schottky diodes including the 30A rated SDP30S120 - industry’s highest current 1200V part to be commercially available in a TO-247 package. The full 1200V, ROHS-compliant product range spans 5-30A with lower current (5 and 10A) diodes packaged as T0-220 parts...

Comverge Unveils Vision for Intelligent Energy Management

October 20, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Comverge, Inc. unveiled its vision for Intelligent Energy Management, the next-generation of software, hardware, and services that help electric utilities, commercial and industrial (C+I) organizations and consumers optimize energy usage. According to the company,...

Hitachi and Johnson Controls Announce Plans to Collaborate on Advanced Energy Storage

October 20, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Hitachi, Ltd. and Johnson Controls, Inc. announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on several fronts in the field of advanced energy storage. The collaboration agreement between the two...

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