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Offshore and Eastern Europe Drive New Growth for Wind Power in Europe

February 1, 2011 11:22 am | by | News | Comments

9.3 gigawatt (GW) of new wind power capacity was installed in the EU during 2010, reaching a total of 84GW by the end of 2010, according to figures released today by the European Wind...

Digi-Key and Mid & eacute; Technology Sign Worldwide Distribution Agreement

February 1, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

Digi-Key Corp. and Midé Technology announced that they have entered into an agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute Midé Technology products to customers worldwide. "We are very pleased to announce this global distribution agreement with...

IEEE C37.239 COMFEDE Standard Contributes to Improving Smart Grid Reliability

February 1, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

The IEEE announced the availability of the IEEE C37.239 standard, which defines a Common Format for Event Data Exchange (COMFEDE) among power systems. By helping utilities efficiently integrate and analyze event data from across...


Power MOSFET Family Boasts Efficiency Improvement Up to 2 Percent

February 1, 2011 7:01 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced a family of DirectFET plus power MOSFETs featuring the company’s new generation of silicon that is asserted to set a new standard in efficiency for 12-V input synchronous buck applications including

GM Ventures Makes Strategic Investment in Envia Systems

January 31, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

General Motors Ventures LLC invested $7 million in Envia Systems to provide GM’s battery engineering team with access to advanced lithium-ion cathode technology that delivers higher cell energy density and lower cost. In...

China BAK Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2011 Financial Results

January 31, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

China BAK Battery, Inc. announced its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2011 ended December 31, 2010 ("Q1 2011"). During the quarter ended December 31, 2010, the company recorded $3.6 million...

Chinese Scientist & Entrepreneur Provides $10 Million Endowment to UC Riverside

January 31, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

The University of California, Riverside announced that Winston Chung, a Chinese battery technology scientist, inventor and entrepreneur, has expressed his intent to give $10 million to support clean battery power, solar energy and sustainable...

ON Semi Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire CMOS Image Sensor Business Unit from Cypress

January 28, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

ON Semiconductor and Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announced that a definitive agreement has been signed for ON Semiconductor to acquire the CMOS Image Sensor Business Unit (ISBU) from Cypress in an all cash transaction for...


ZigBee Alliance and SAE Accelerate Electric Vehicle Connection to the Smart Grid

January 28, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

The ZigBee Alliance and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) announced their collaboration on ZigBee Smart Energy™ standard development. Their efforts will make ZigBee Smart Energy the preferred technology supporting Plug-In Electric Vehicles (PEV)...

IXYS Announces Record Revenues For The Third Fiscal Quarter

January 28, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

IXYS Corp. announced results for its third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2010. Net revenues for the quarter ended December 31, 2010 were $91.7 million, an increase of $27.7 million, or 43.3%, as compared...

Unexpected Properties Unveiled in Exotic New Superconductor

January 27, 2011 11:23 am | News | Comments

Scientists studying an exotic new superconductor based on the element ytterbium reported that it displays unusual properties that could change how scientists understand and create materials for superconductors.

Eaton Agrees to Acquire ACTOM Low-Voltage Electrical Business in South Africa

January 27, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

Eaton Corp. announced that it has reached agreement to acquire ACTOM (Pty) Ltd.’s low-voltage electrical business in South Africa. Terms of the deal, which are subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions,...

SCHOTT Solar Announces Plans to Significantly Expand Global Capacity

January 27, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

SCHOTT Solar announced that it will boost its global photovoltaic module production capacity to more than 800MW in 2011. In order to improve economies of scale and better supply new growth markets, SCHOTT Solar...


EnerNex Announces Smart Grid Security Guidelines for the Utility Industry

January 27, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

EnerNex announced the latest deliverables in a series of Smart Grid related Cyber Security documents providing prescriptive, actionable guidance for utilities and vendors implementing Smart Grid systems. The documents, also referred to as Cyber...

TVA, EPRI Dedicate SMART Charging Station for Electric Vehicles

January 26, 2011 12:22 pm | by | News | Comments

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) unveiled an electric vehicle charging station that can also make electricity from sunlight, store electricity and put electricity back in the power...

Exar Corp. Reports Fiscal 2011 Third Quarter Results

January 26, 2011 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Exar Corp. reported financial results for its fiscal 2011 third quarter ended December 26, 2010. Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 were $35.4 million compared to net sales of $37.2 million...

Sensata Technologies Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Results

January 26, 2011 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. announced results of its operations for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010. Fourth quarter 2010 net revenue was $387.8 million, an increase of $49.8 million, or...

Semiconductor Research Corporation and Stanford Develop Novel Thermal Nanotape

January 26, 2011 8:30 am | News | Comments

Semiconductor Research Corporation and researchers from Stanford University have developed a novel combination of elements that yields a unique nanostructured thermal material for packaging.

ZBB Energy Acquires Tier Electronics

January 25, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

ZBB Energy Corp. announced that it has acquired the Wisconsin-based power electronics firm Tier Electronics, LLC for a $1.35 million promissory note paid over 3 years, 800,000 shares of common stock and assumption of...

Sensata Technologies, Chinese Government Agree on Expansion in Jiangsu Province

January 25, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. has signed an agreement with the Baoying government in China’s Jiangsu Province to increase its investment in Baoying. Under the agreement, the government will make land adjacent to Sensata’s existing...

TI Reports Financial Results for 4Q10 and 2010

January 25, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announced fourth-quarter revenue of $3.53 billion, net income of $942 million and earnings per share of 78 cents. Earnings per share included 14 cents from the combination of the gain...

LED Driver IC Touts High Efficiency, High Power Factor

January 25, 2011 5:52 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics America Inc. announced the availability of its R2A20134 LED driver IC that supports LED lighting applications with high efficiency and a high power factor. The company’s voltage step-down control technology (single-stage) provide

Wideband GaAs PHEMT MMIC Power Amplifier Covers Dc to 40 GHz

January 24, 2011 12:27 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave has introduced a GaAs pHEMT MMIC Power Amplifier for test instrumentation, microwave radio, and military and space applications from DC to 40 GHz. The HMC930 is a GaAs pHEMT MMIC Distributed Power Amplifier die that

Power Integrations Awarded Double Damages in Patent-Infringement Case Against Fairchild

January 24, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

According to Power Integrations, a federal district court has doubled the financial damages awarded to the company in its patent-infringement case against Fairchild Semiconductor. This action follows an earlier ruling in which the Court...

Infineon to Establish New Entity in China

January 24, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

Infineon Technologies AG opened a new facility in China called Infineon Integrated Circuits (Beijing) Co., Ltd., located in the Beijing Economic and Technological Development Area. In addition to sales and marketing, application R&D and...

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