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Exar Corp. Reports Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Results

November 1, 2010 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Exar Corp. reported financial results for its fiscal 2011 second quarter ended September 26, 2010. Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 were $37.2 million compared to net sales of $39.6 million...

JinkoSolar Establishes U.S. Subsidiary in San Francisco; Announces European Solar Module Supply Agreements

November 1, 2010 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., a solar product manufacturer with operations based in China, announce that it has established a U.S. subsidiary with an office in San Francisco, California. The U.S. subsidiary is expected to...

LAST POWER Project Aims to Put Europe First in New Power Semiconductor Technologies

November 1, 2010 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

The partners in a new publicly-funded European research project announced details of the multinational/multidisciplinary program called LAST POWER (’Large Area silicon carbide Substrates and heTeroepitaxial GaN for POWER device applications). The aim of this...


Digital Power Reduces Design Risk, Makes Power Supply Compensation Very Easy

November 1, 2010 12:39 pm | by Chris Young, Intersil Zilker Labs | Articles | Comments

Digital power helps reduce risk in new designs by allowing for rapid changes as new information is encountered concerning the load behavior, noise environment, fault conditions, or simply last minute changes. A few years ago, power supply engineers had to re-spin the board, change the bill of materials, add filtering, or change controllers.

FPGA Power Supply Design in Minutes vs Days

November 1, 2010 6:13 am | Videos | Comments

A humorous but real-world FPGA power supply design methodology comparison using WEBENCH FPGA Power Architect versus a traditional approach.

Power Integrations Reports Third-Quarter Financial Results

October 29, 2010 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Power Integrations announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2010. Net revenues for the third quarter were $75.5 million, up 26% compared with the third quarter of 2009, and down six% compared...

Nidec Establishes New Manufacturing Company in Shaoguan, China

October 29, 2010 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Nidec Corp. announced that it established a new manufacturing subsidiary, Nidec (Shaoguan) Limitedin Shaoguan, Guangdong Province, China. The new subsidiary manufactures brushless dc motors for cooling fans and optical disk drives in collaboration with Nidec...

International Components Corporation and Nexergy Announce Merger

October 29, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Nexergy, Inc. and International Components Corporation (ICC) announced a definitive merger agreement. The move, effective immediately, creates what the companies says is the industry’s largest designer and manufacturer of rechargeable power systems and...


Anderson Power Products offers Powermod HP Connector Series

October 29, 2010 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anderson Power Products offers its PowerMod HP (high power) series connector family, featuring touch-safe female housings, cable strain relief and integral positive latches. These safety features, combined with the ease of connector assembly, establish a new standard...

Transmitter Sends Power, Data for RF Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power Systems

October 29, 2010 5:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Powercast Corporation announced availability of its TX91501 Powercaster Transmitter which uses the 915-MHz ISM band to transmit common radio waves for power and data in commercial, industrial and defense applications. As the power

ST Appointments New Chief Operating Officer; Reports 2010 Third Quarter & Nine Month Financial Results

October 28, 2010 1:21 pm | by | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics announced the appointment of a new Chief Operating Officer. Alain Dutheil, who has held the position of ST’s COO since 2005, has decided to retire following 27 years with the company. Alain...

TI Reports Financial Results for Third Quarter 2010

October 28, 2010 1:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announced third-quarter revenue of $3.74 billion, net income of $859 million and earnings per share of 71 cents. "Our strong performance was driven by growth in all of our segments,"...

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...

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