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DelSolar Withdraws Application for Taiwan Stock Listing Due to Weak Solar Market

June 3, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

According to media reports, DelSolar Co. Ltd., the solar energy unit of Delta Electronics, has withdrawn an application for a listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange, expressing fears that a weakening demand for solar...

Driver Uses Unique Control Method to Equalize Current Between LED Strings

June 2, 2011 1:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor introduced the LM3466, an integrated linear LED driver that targets the design of high power, wide area lighting fixtures such as streetlights. With a few passive components, it provides a

HomePlug Powerline Alliance Announces Support from Global German Auto Manufacturers for GP Specification

June 2, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The HomePlug® Powerline Alliance announced support from Germany’s major car manufacturers – Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen – for its HomePlug Technology. After intense case studies and tests, the five German car manufacturers –...

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VPT Receives Approval of Radiation Hardness Assurance Plan from U.S. Defense Logistics Agency

June 2, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

VPT, Inc. received approval of its Radiation Hardness Assurance Plan from the United States Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Land and Maritime, the office of primary involvement for MIL-PRF-38534. As a result of this approval,...

Evatran and Yazaki Partner to Develop Plugless Power to EVs

June 2, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Evatran, the developer of the Plugless Power™ electric vehicle (EV) inductive recharging system, and Yazaki North America have signed a Joint Development Agreement to develop and market Plugless Power technology to automotive manufacturers as...

June 2011 Supplement: Smart Grid & Alternate Energy

June 2, 2011 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Check out the June 2011 Smart Grid & Alternate Energy supplement.

BASF Entering into Electrolyte Activities

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

BASF is entering the business of electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries (LIB) and is forming a global electrolytes team in its Intermediates division for this purpose. By adding electrolytes to its existing portfolio for the...

Primus Power Completes $11M Financing Round

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

Primus Power has received $11 million in its most recent round of financing. DBL Investors and I2BF Global Ventures joined existing investors Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The funds...

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Holtek Unveils New AC-DC Converter Power Management Devices

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

With many years of experience in the design of power management devices, Holtek has announced its entry into the ac-dc converter arena, with the release of two new ac to dc converter power management...

Multi-functional Connector System Suits LED Applications

June 1, 2011 12:58 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hirose has developed a 2-mm pitch, multi-functional connector system that provides wire-to-board, board-to-board joint and short-circuit sockets in a single connector design.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Jim Vanover of Wurth on Dual-Coil Chokes for LED Applications

June 1, 2011 11:36 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, we talk to Jim Vanover of Wurth about their latest series of dual-coil common mode chokes with high dual-impedance capabilities.

Energy Harvesting Reference Design Enables Power-Efficient Wireless Sensor Node Apps

June 1, 2011 6:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories introduced a wireless sensor node solution powered by a solar energy harvesting source. The new turnkey energy harvesting reference design enables developers to implement

EasyStreet Selects VYCON's Clean Energy Storage Flywheel Systems to Protect its Green Data Center

June 1, 2011 4:58 am | News | Comments

VYCON announced that cloud, managed services, and colocation provider EasyStreet Online Services has chosen to protect its state-of-the-art data center with its clean backup power systems.

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Orion Fans and Digi-Key Corporation Sign Distribution Agreement

May 31, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Orion Fans, a manufacturer of standard and custom ac and dc fans, fan trays and accessories, and Digi-Key Corp. have entered into an agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute Orion Fans’ product lines to...

VYCON Opens Representative Office in Singapore to Accommodate Asia Growth

May 31, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

VYCON announced that, in order to accommodate the company’s rapid growth and better meet customer demand for sustainable clean energy , it has opened a representative office in Singapore to support current and prospective...

IEEE Progresses P1901.2 Low Frequency Narrowband Power Line Standard For Smart Grid Applications

May 31, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) announced the IEEE P1901.2 Low Frequency (less than 500 kHz) Narrow Band Power Line Communications Working Group (WG) made significant progress with the draft standard during its recent meeting in...

Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers Allow Back-Office Integration

May 31, 2011 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Epyon Power, the leading European supplier of intelligent fast-charging solutions for electric vehicles, today announced compatibility with the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) and said that it will also embrace other commonly used standards for back-office integration.

Freescale Prices Initial Public Offering at $18 Per Share

May 27, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor Holdings I, Ltd. announced that the company has priced its initial public offering of 43,500,000 common shares at $18per share. In connection with the offering, Freescale granted the underwriters a 30-day option to...

Morgan Solar Closes $16.5 Million in First Tranche of Series B Funding

May 27, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Morgan Solar Inc. has closed USD $16.5 million in the first tranche of its Series B funding round to ramp up manufacturing and deployment of its Sun Simba concentrated photovoltaic module. The Sun Simba, based...

Skyworks to Acquire Advanced Analogic Technologies

May 27, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc.. This acquisition expands Skyworks’ portfolio with highly complementary analog semiconductor products including battery chargers, dc-dc converters, voltage regulators and LED...

LED Driver Family Suits Architectural, Commercial and Industrial Apps

May 27, 2011 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

ERG Lighting’s e100W24V-D eDriver is presented as the slimmest 100-W LED driver on the market, powering cove lighting for outdoor illumination accents. The unit features up to 100 W of constant voltage output power, universal input, slim design (<1.30”/33 mm), onboard

30-V Buck Switching Regulator Features 600 mA Output

May 26, 2011 2:21 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the MCP16301 — it’s first 30-V-input, buck switching regulator with 600 mA output capability. The MCP16301 features a wide input voltage range, from 4 V to 30 V, an output voltage range from 2 V to 15 V and provides

AMSC Announces CEO Transition

May 26, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

American Superconductor Corp. announced that Daniel P. McGahn, President and Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, effective June 1, 2011. Dan McGahn succeeds...

Tesla Announces Follow-On Offering of Common Stock

May 26, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Tesla Motors, Inc. announced a follow-on offering of 5,300,000 shares of its common stock. All 5,300,000 shares are being offered by the company. In addition, the company has granted the underwriter a 30-day option...

Imec Processes First Power Devices on 200mm CMOS-Compatible GaN-on-Si

May 26, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Imec and its partners in the GaN industrial affiliation program (IIAP) have produced device-quality wafers with GaN/AlGaN layers on 200mm silicon wafers. With these wafers, functional GaN MISHEMTs were processed using standard CMOS tools....

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