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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...

Tyco Electronics Reports Strong Fiscal First Quarter and Raises Full Year Outlook

January 24, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Tyco Electronics Ltd. reported results for the fiscal first quarter ended Dec. 24, 2010. The company reported a net sales increase of 11% year-over-year, and 2% sequentially, to $3.2 billion. Earnings Per Share...


Power supplies have a low profile of less than 1U

January 24, 2011 10:59 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda Americas has unveiled its latest addition to its line of AC-DC Medical, ITE (Information Technology Equipment), and Industrial power supplies. The new single-output CSS500 series are 360W to 500W supplies that accept a wide AC input range...

Safety Standards for Lithium-Ion Cells

January 24, 2011 7:07 am | by Mahmood Tabaddor, PhD, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. | Articles | Comments

Advances in portable energy sources, such as rechargeable cells (or batteries), are a major technological driver for the popularity of many electronic and electrical devices from consumer products to medical equipment to automotive systems to space applications.

AHAM and Efficiency Organizations Seek Recognition of Benefits of Smart Appliances from ENERGY STAR

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

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) and efficiency organizations including the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) have submitted a petition to the ENERGY STAR program to recognize the benefits of smart...

Dow Corning Joins the imec GaN Affiliation Program

January 21, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Dow Corning has formalized an agreement to enter the imec multi-partner industrial R&D program on GaN semiconductor materials and device technologies. The program focuses on the development of the next generation GaN power devices...

Fairchild Reports Results for the Fourth Quarterand Full Year 2010

January 21, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor announced results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 26, 2010. Fairchild reported fourth quarter sales of $397.7 million, down 4% from the prior quarter and 12% higher than the...


PC15 Series offers 15 Watts of output power

January 21, 2011 4:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

ConTech, a Division of Calex Mfg., announces the “PC15” Series of AC/DC switching power supplies. The PC15 Series offers 15 Watts of output power in an encapsulated case, making it well suited for ruggedized backplane applications.

Clare Introduces Two New 100V Integrated Full Wave Bridge Rectifiers In One Chip

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

Clare, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of IXYS Corp. released its first 100V diode bridge chips, the CPC7556 and CPC7557, manufactured with Clare’s high voltage SOI technology. The CPC7556 and CPC7557 devices feature a...

CENTROSOLAR to Become Exclusive Module Manufacturer for TSMC in Europe

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

CENTROSOLAR is to become the exclusive manufacturer in Europe of crystalline solar modules for TSMC Limited, Taiwan. The agreement, which runs for 5 years, envisages a volume of initially 100 MWp per year. More...

Semitech Semiconductor Closes Funding Round of up to $9 Million

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

Semitech Semiconductor, a provider of power line communications solutions that transform the electricity grid into a smart grid, announced it has completed its Series A financing, raising AU$3.4 million with an option for an...

Johnson Controls Breaks Ground on Fully-Integrated Battery Recycling Facility

January 19, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Johnson Controls, Inc. broke ground on a fully-integrated battery recycling facility in Florence, South Carolina. The Florence Recycling Center, slated for completion during 2012 and to be operated by Johnson Controls’ Power Solutions business,...


Fairchild Selects Dan Kinzer for Chief Technology Officer

January 19, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor has appointed Dan Kinzer, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Technology. Under Kinzer’s leadership, Fairchild will sharpen its focus on technical innovation to further advance the company’s advanced product offerings in...

Polymer Tantalum Capacitor Portfolio Expands

January 19, 2011 9:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

KEMET Corporation announced the expansion of its Polymer Tantalum portfolio. The T528 Low ESR/ESL Polymer Tantalum Series introduced a newly constructed 5 m? Z case (EIA Case Code 7343-17) design, reducing overall impedance for high switch frequency decoupling applications such as microprocessor decoupling.

Capacitor Contactor Addresses Switching Powers of 80 kvar

January 19, 2011 9:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC has developed a new capacitor contactor for switching powers of 80 kvar. It supplements the previous series for powers of 12.5, 20, 25, 33, 50, 75 and 100 kvar, enabling

AC Caps Range from 2 uF to 75 uF Capacitance

January 19, 2011 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC announced a new series of EPCOS MKP AC capacitors with a capacitance range from 2 µF to 75 µF and radial terminals for PCB mounting. The B3279* Series of output filter capacitors features

Mouser and Maxim Integrated Products Go Global

January 18, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. launched a major global distribution partnership with Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. According to the companies, "this worldwide agreement between two of the industry’s premier solutions and service providers gives design engineers...

Ener1 and Wanxiang Sign Strategic Joint Venture Agreement

January 18, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Ener1, Inc. and Wanxiang Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd., a division of the Chinese conglomerate Wanxiang Group Corp., signed a joint venture agreement to co-manufacture Li-ion cells and battery packs for the rapidly growing Chinese...

ZMDI and SE Spezial-Electronic Sign Distribution Agreement

January 18, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

ZMD AG (ZMDI), a global supplier of energy-efficient analog and mixed-signal solutions for automotive, industrial, consumer and medical applications, and SE Spezial-Electronic AG (SE), one of Europe’s largest high-technology distributors, have signed a distribution...

Honda, Nissan, and Toyota Among 13 Japanese Companies to Develop Hydrogen Supply Infrastructure for ECVs

January 17, 2011 1:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), Nissan Motor Company, Ltd., Honda Motor Company, Ltd., JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation, Idemitsu Kosan Company, Ltd., Iwatani Corporation, Osaka Gas Company, Ltd., Cosmo Oil Company, Ltd., Saibu Gas...

SoCalGas Invests in Oregon Fuel Cell Manufacturer

January 17, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced that it has invested $1 million in ClearEdge Power, an Oregon fuel cell manufacturer. The investment is a strategic addition to the utility company’s growing clean energy portfolio. "Investing...

USNAP Alliance Releases 2.0 Specification to Enable Deployment of Home Area Networks

January 17, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

The USNAP Alliance, an industry consortium of major stakeholders and utilities in the smart grid, recently announced the final release of its 2.0 specification for enabling interoperable Home Area Network deployment (HAN) deployments. Manufacturers...

Silicon Carbide Power MOSFETs Replace Silicon Devices in High Voltage Power Electronics

January 17, 2011 4:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

In a move that heralds a performance revolution in energy-efficient power electronics, Cree, a market leader in silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, has introduced the industry’s first fully-qualified commercial silicon carbide power MOSFET.

Let's Select a DC-DC Boost Converter

January 17, 2011 3:25 am | Videos | Comments

Dave of the EEVblog is on the search for a single AA cell to 500mA 5V DC DC boost converter chip. Is it possible?, what will he find?,

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