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C & D Technologies Reports Fiscal 2012 Second Quarter Results

September 9, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

C&D Technologies, Inc. announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2012, ended July 31, 2011. Fiscal 2012 second quarter revenues were $94.6 million up 13% compared to $83.8 million in the second quarter...

MIL Spec power modules feature output power up to 30W

September 9, 2011 11:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Powerstax announces the availability of its PX range of competitively priced, high reliability MIL standard DC:DC converters and pre-regulator, filter and hold-up modules.

X-FAB Extends Foundry Offering to Enable Emerging Power Management Apps

September 9, 2011 6:38 am | News | Comments

X-FAB Silicon Foundries today announced its enhanced XA035 high-temperature 0.35 micrometer foundry process with 28 new devices. It is the industry’s first fully characterized process to simultaneously support operating voltages up to 100V and operating temperatures of 175 degrees Celsius. This unique combination enables


ICs Bring Phase-Shifted LED Backlight Drives to Panel for Ultra-Thin Notebooks

September 8, 2011 12:51 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech’s SC5010 eight-channel white LED driver with PWM phase-shift dimming control uses very low-profile inductors, allowing LED drivers to be built directly into the LCD panel in Ultrabook PCs and ultra-mobile PCs (UMPC) for displays as thin as 4 mm. It also enables

ZBB Announces Design Win to Provide Energy Storage System for Uninterrupted Power to DC Loads at Major Data Center

September 8, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

ZBB Energy Corp. announced collaboration with Universal Electric Corp. to provide uninterrupted power to dc voltage lighting loads, rack power to servers and other miscellaneous loads at a major data center in a trial...

600-V Rectifiers Have Greater Than 10-A Forward Current in TO-252AA

September 8, 2011 11:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology launched 18 new 200-V and 600-V FRED Pt Hyperfast and Ultrafast rectifiers in the TO-252AA (D-PAK) power plastic SMD package with forward currents from 4 A to 15 A. The devices combine

12-V Switcher in a 3 x 5 U-Frame Package Delivers 400 W

September 7, 2011 1:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Tectrol introduced the TIP400, which increases the industry-standard 3.3 x 5” footprint up to 400 Watts. The supply features >90 percent efficiency with forced air cooling. The supply is designed for

Schaffner Group Acquires American Transformer Manufacturer MTC Transformers

September 7, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

The Schaffner Group has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the dry-type transformers operations of American transformer manufacturer MTC Transformers, Inc. as of September 1, 2011. Under the transaction, Schaffner is acquiring MTC...


Corvus Energy's AT6500 Module is the New Standard in Battery Power and Safety

September 7, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Corvus Energy, the makers of what the company says is a revolutionary lithium-polymer battery, announced that its 6.5 kWh batteries passed the requirements of Lloyd’s Register Type Approval certification tests. Lloyd’s Register North America, Inc.,...

DC Product Selected to Power OLED and Tablet Display Manufacturing Applications

September 7, 2011 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Energy Industries announced today that the company's Ascent DC Power Supply has been selected as the process tool of record by one of the world's largest suppliers of flat panel manufacturing systems. Orders have been placed under the agreement...

Eaton Acquires High Power Inverter Technology

September 6, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Eaton Corp. announced that it has acquired the assets of IE Power, Inc. IE Power, which was founded in 1985, is based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and employs 24 people. The company is a...

Qualstar Reports Fiscal 2011 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

September 6, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Qualstar Corp. reported financial results for the fourth quarter and the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011. Fiscal 2011 fourth quarter financial results Revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 were $4.7 million, compared...

NorthStar Launches New Generation of Telecom Power Backup Cabinets

September 6, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

NorthStar announced its new SiteStar™ HiCap 2-2, which the company states is the first outdoor cabinet in the telecom industry to feature two separate climate zones with individual compressor systems: one for batteries and...


GE Energy Completes $3.2 Billion Deal to Acquire Converteam

September 2, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

GE Energy announced the successful completion of its $3.2 billion acquisition of Converteam, a provider of power conversion and automation systems and power electronics, motors and generators. Converteam states that its solutions enable customers...

CISC Extends Activities Towards Smart Access to the Energy Grid

September 2, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

CISC Semiconductor GmbH starts into research and development phase of the European ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking project "Internet of Energy for Electric Mobility" (IoE) – officially started in May 2011 – and hence broadens its...

Siemens & Volvo Form EV Venture

September 2, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Siemens AG announced that it has agreed to join with Volvo Car Corp. of Volvo AB to advance the technical development of electric cars. The companies plan to jointly develop electrical drive technology, power...

Sun Goes Down on Solyndra as Company Announces Shut Down and Bankruptcy

September 1, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Solyndra a California-based solar panel manufacturer announced that it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company is ceasing operations and will immediately lay off all of its 1,100 employees. The company had received...

ET Solar Announces Linear Power Performance Warranty

September 1, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

ET Solar Group Corp. announced a linear power performance warranty for its solar module products. The ET Solar 25-year linear power performance warranty guarantees no less than 97% of the nominal power output in the...

Texas Instruments and Wurth Electronics Midcom Create Suite of Power-over-Ethernet Applications

September 1, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Wurth Electronics Midcom Inc. recently designed in three Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) reference designs with Texas Instruments (TI). Featured on the suite of PoE designs from Texas Instruments is a WE-LAN transformer module and at least one...

1200-V IGBTs Offer Reduced Switching and Conduction Losses

September 1, 2011 12:10 pm | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier announced the introduction of a family of 1200-V Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs) for induction heating, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) solar and welding applications. The new family of 1200-V IGBTs uses thin wafer Field-Stop Trench technology that

IC Monitors Internal and Remote Voltage, Current and Temperature

September 1, 2011 11:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology introduced the LTC2991, an eight-channel I²C temperature, voltage and current monitor for 3-V and 5-V systems. This monitoring solution incorporates a 14-bit ADC, 10ppm/°C voltage reference and I²C digital interface to provide

Voltage Regulators Feature Short-Circuit Current Foldback

August 31, 2011 1:09 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. introduced its MCP1754/MCP1754S low dropout regulators (LDOs). The devices feature a high PSRR of 70 dB at 1 kHz (typical), and a maximum output current of 150 mA at +125 degrees Celsius junction temperature. Both LDOs offer

Viridity Software to Incorporate Intel Data Center Manager Into EnergyCenter

August 31, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Viridity Software announced that Intel® Data Center Manager SDK will be incorporated into Viridity’s EnergyCenter™ software. This integration will help provide IT and facilities managers with the ability to obtain detailed information directly from...

Ascent and TFG Radiant Announce Solar CIGS Partnership

August 31, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. and TFG Radiant Group announced they have signed a more than $275 million plus royalties long-term, multi-faceted, strategic partnership that includes (i) investments by TFG Radiant in Ascent and (ii)...

Hitachi Cable Develops Compact Connectors for Use in Power Harnesses for HEVs and EVs

August 31, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Applying a proprietary design, Hitachi Cable, Ltd. announced the development of what it says is the world’s smallest compact connectors for use in power harnesses for hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles. According to...

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