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Hitachi Metals Announces Development of Alloys with Improved Oxidation Resistance for Use in Fuel Cells

July 19, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Hitachi Metals, Ltd. has announced its successful development of metal interconnect materials with higher oxidation resistance and strength for use in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC). Interconnects , an important component comprising SOFCs, function to...

Isolated Quarter-Brick Uses New Power Topology

July 19, 2011 7:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

The NQB Series isolated dc-dc quarter-brick from CUI is based on Solus Power Topology. The 720- W intermediate bus converter will initially support an input range of 36-60 V with an output of 12 V at an efficiency of up to more than 96%.

RFMD(R) Announces Availability of New pHEMT Process Technologies for Foundry Customers

July 19, 2011 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices, Inc. announced its Foundry Services business unit has expanded its portfolio of process technologies to include two additional GaAs process technologies — RFMD's FD25 low noise pHEMT process and RFMD's FET1H switching pHEMT process.

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DC-DC converters aimed at military vehicle and avionic applications

July 19, 2011 7:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power today introduced the MTC35 and MTC50 series of commercial off the shelf (COTS) 35 W and 50 W DC-DC converters aimed at a broad range of military vehicle and avionics applications. These extremely robust and encapsulated board mounted modules accommodate a wide input range...

Central Semiconductor Introduces Higher Current MOSFETs

July 19, 2011 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Central Semiconductor Corp. introduces the CMPDM203NH 20V, 3.2A N-Channel and complementary CMPDM202PH 20V, 2.3A P-Channel MOSFETs.

20-V, 3.2-A N-Channel and 20-V, 2.3 A P-Channel MOSFETs Come in Miniature SOT-23F Package

July 19, 2011 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Central Semiconductor introduced the CMPDM203NH 20V, 3.2A N-Channel and complementary CMPDM202PH 20V, 2.3A P-Channel MOSFETs. These devices, packaged in the industry standard SOT-23F, have low rDS(ON) characteristics of

Renewable Solar-Driven Carbon Nanotube Tech Promises to Store Energy Indefinitely

July 19, 2011 5:37 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office (http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/) | News | Comments

A novel application of carbon nanotubes, developed by MIT researchers, shows promise as an innovative approach to storing solar energy for use whenever it’s needed.

MicroPlanet Gains UL Certification for Voltage Regulators

July 18, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

MicroPlanet, a provider of smart grid technology, announced that it has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification for two of its next generation voltage regulators. Additionally, the company has delivered its patented technology devices to...

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Revised Smart Energy Version 2.0 Draft 0.7 Document Available for Public Comment

July 18, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The ZigBee® Alliance announced a revised Smart Energy version 2.0 standard is available for public review and comment. The revised draft 0.7 document includes progress made by the Smart Energy Working Group on a...

Dow and Ube Form Joint Venture to Manufacture Electrolytes for Lithium-Ion Batteries

July 18, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The Dow Chemical Company and Ube Industries, Ltd. (Ube) announced an agreement to form a joint venture to manufacture and market formulated electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) in energy storage applications. The 50-50 joint...

Power Rocker Switch Suits Compact Applications

July 18, 2011 8:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phaseda LLC has introduced a small power rocker switch. This small size RL3-10 rocker switch is made for compact space application. It has UL rating at 10 A 125 VAC, and VDE rating at

Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association Holds Informative July Meeting

July 18, 2011 7:07 am | News | Comments

The Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association (SEMA) announces that it held a standing room only meeting on July 14 at the Palomar Hotel in San Francisco in conjunction with the recent Intersolar NA/SEMICON West expos. A wide range of

SynQor Awarded Supplemental Damages/Certain Defendants Sanctioned

July 15, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has awarded supplemental damages to SynQor in the amount of $11,875,548 in its patent litigation suit against industry suppliers of unregulated and semi-regulated bus...

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American Electric Technologies 1000V, 1MW Integrated Solar Inversion Station Tested to UL1741

July 15, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Houston-based American Electric Technologies, Inc., a global provider of power delivery solutions for the traditional and renewable energy industries, has received notification from TUV Rheinland that its 1MW 1000V Integrated Solar Inversion Station (ISIS™)...

Silicon Energy's Extends Warranty for PV Systems by Five Years

July 15, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Silicon Energy, a manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for the North American market, announced that it has extended its Silicon Energy Cascade PV System Power Warranties by five years. Based on over two...

BLDC Motor Controller Chips Help Conserve Energy

July 15, 2011 5:21 am | by Scott C. Chen, Fairchild Semiconductor, www.fairchildsemi.com | Articles | Comments

AC and DC are the two types of motors used in household appliances. DC can be further categorized as either brushed or brushless DC (BLDC) motors. Considerable breakthroughs have recently been made in both the technology and production of BLDC motors. The BLDC motor offers

Delta is First Electronics Enterprise to Pass ISO 50001 Conformity Evaluation

July 14, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Delta Electronics announced that its Dongguan factory in China has become the world’s first power and components electronic enterprise to officially pass the conformity evaluation for the Energy Management System of the International Organization...

CUI to Provide Multi-Source Digital POL Platform for Ericsson

July 14, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

CUI Inc. has reached a statement of cooperation with Ericsson, under which it will develop and market multi-source, digital Point-of-Load (POL) power solutions that are based on the Ericsson footprints and designs. The agreement...

DC Building Power Asia 2011 Call for Papers Issued "Integrating Buildings with the Smart Grid"

July 14, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

An Announcement and Call for Papers has been issued for the Third-Annual DC Building Power Asia conference (DCBPA ’11) to be held in December in Taipei, Taiwan. Building on the success of last year’s...

Achieving Higher Reliability and Uptime with Flywheels

July 14, 2011 10:27 am | by Erik Brumbaugh, VYCON (www.vyconenergy.com) | Blogs | Comments

Virtualization, cloud computing, advanced server technology, mobile apps and the like all have one thing in common: they need to be highly available and the foundation of this availability is power.

Power Conversion Products Address Smart-Grid Applications

July 14, 2011 8:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Benning Power Electronics announced the release of three new power conversion products that will allow power utilities to upgrade their networks in line with the U.S Government’s new smart grid initiatives.

The Roundtable - What does 'Green' Mean to You?

July 14, 2011 7:33 am | Articles | Comments

This month's question is: Everyone talks about “Green” technology, but it means a great many things to a great many people. What does “green” technology mean to your company?

Market for Semiconductors In Appliances Forecast to be Over $2 Billion Next Year

July 14, 2011 7:01 am | News | Comments

IMS Research forecasts the market for semiconductors in major home appliances (MHAs) will be worth more than $2 billion in 2012, up from $1.5 billion in 2010. Such components have a whole host of functions including: controlling operation of the motor in an appliance; sensing various operational parameters; driving touch-control devices; storing menus, languages & safety sub-systems; maybe even

Return to Zero - Power Trip

July 14, 2011 6:11 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a funny comic strip for engineers, with lab humor, odd situations, and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.

Trends in Smart Grid and Alternate Energy

July 13, 2011 12:59 pm | by Nagarajan Sridhar, Texas Instruments, www.ti.com | Articles | Comments

With global prosperity on the rise, the demand for energy is increasing and is approximately expected to double by 2030. In parallel, there is a concern of energy supply issues on the long run. This has resulted in an increasing activity and proliferation of employing sustainable/alternate energy sources and improved energy transmission methods over the last decade from all fronts

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