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Battery Holder Accommodates Lithium CR2 Cells

August 31, 2011 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPD introduced a new battery holder which accepts a Lithium CR2 battery. The part number for the holder is BH-CR2-PC. CR2 batteries are offered in both standard 3-V lithium (925-mAh) and rechargeable, 3.6-V Li-Ion chemistries

Chinese PV Module Suppliers on Top in Q2 as Consolidation Continues

August 31, 2011 7:33 am | News | Comments

The three largest suppliers of PV modules in Q2’11 were all Chinese according to the latest industry report from IMS Research. Suntech, Yingli and Trina Solar collectively grew their shipments by almost 20% over the previous quarter despite difficult market conditions, increasing their market share and

Auto-Transformers Allow North American Appliances to be Used Worldwide

August 30, 2011 12:39 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Foster Transformer introduced a new line of Auto-Transformers or autoformers that use a single non-isolated winding to step up or step down the available line voltage to match the requirements of the load. With an integral enclosure to facilitate hook-up, they are

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Hands-On Digital Power Design Seminar Added to Darnell's Power Forum

August 30, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

A hands-on lab training class in a lab-bench environment titled, "Test Drive Your Power Supply Design" will be hosted by Exar Corp. Seminar delegates will design and validate a 4-channel complex power system using...

ZBB Energy Forms Joint Venture Company to Enter Energy Storage Market in China

August 30, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

ZBB Energy Corp. announced that it has entered into agreements for establishment of a joint venture company that will initially assemble and ultimately manufacture ZBB products for sale in the power management industry...

Former Altair Nanotechnologies CEO Joins Xtreme Power as CTO

August 30, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Xtreme Power (XP), developer and manufacturer of Dynamic Power Resource™ (DPR™) utility-scale energy storage and digital power management systems, announced the appointment of Alan J. Gotcher, Ph.D. as Chief Technology Officer. In his new...

30-V, 100-mA, Schottky Diode Comes in Space Saving TLM2D3D6 Package

August 30, 2011 11:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Central Semiconductor Corp. announced the CTLSH01-30 and CTLSH01-30L Low VF Schottky diodes in the space saving, low profile TLM2D3D6 surface mount package. These new devices have a peak reverse voltage rating of 30 V and a maximum forward current rating of 100 mA. The CTLSH01-30 has a

Digital PFC Controller Features Accurate Power Metering, GUI Interface

August 30, 2011 6:30 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduced a digital PFC (power factor correction) controller with accurate AC power meter capability and inrush control functionality. This chip is desirable for AC/DC power-factor correction and precision power metering applications that require

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Power Line Soft-Modem Development Kit Complies With Utility Band

August 29, 2011 1:42 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced a Power-Line Modem (PLM) PICtail Plus Daughter Board Development Kit (part # AC164145) that is compliant with the utility frequency band and enables products to communicate using

IDTI to Sell Wafer Fab facility to Alpha & Omega Semi for $26M

August 29, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®) announced that it intends to sell its Hillsboro, Oregon wafer fabrication facility and related assets to Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Ltd. (AOS). Under a foundry service arrangement with IDT,...

Efficient Power Conversion Introduces Development Board for Systems Using Enhancement Mode Gallium Nitride FETs

August 29, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Efficient Power Conversion Corp. (EPC) introducef the EPC9005 development board to make it easier for users to start designing with a 40V enhancement-mode gallium nitride (eGaN™) field effect transistor (FET) in applications such as...

Wireless Power Consortium Announces First Independent Test Lab for QI Wireless Charging Certification

August 29, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The Wireless Power Consortium(WPC) and TÜV Rheinland announced the launch of a new independent compliance testing lab in Taiwan to meet the growing demand for Qi certification of wireless charging devices and products. Qi, the...

SMD Resistor Handles Up To 12 Watts

August 29, 2011 10:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

The HPC12 from Stackpole is a high power handling SMD resistive device. It is rated for 5 W of power in free air, but can handle 12 W continuously with 400 lfm air movement on standard recommended solder pads with

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Development Board Explores Enhancement-Mode Gallium Nitride (eGaN) FETs

August 29, 2011 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation introduced the EPC9005 development board to make it easier for users to start designing with a 40V enhancement-mode gallium nitride (eGaN) field effect transistor (FET)...

GreenCell Announces Successful New Process to Manufacture Ceramic Igniters

August 26, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

GreenCell, Inc. announced that they have demonstrated a new process for ceramic igniters and has successfully produced a 12 and 24V igniter. It is now developing and near completion on a 120 volt unit....

GM and LG to Jointly Develop Electric Vehicles

August 26, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

General Motors and LG Group will jointly design and engineer future electric vehicles, expanding a relationship built on LG’s work as the battery cell supplier for the Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera extended-range EVs....

STMicroelectronics Publishes 2011 Half-Year Financial Report

August 26, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics (ST) announced that it has published its 2011 Half-Year Financial Report for the six-month period ended July 2, 2011 incorporating unaudited interim financial statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). First...

GaN, SiC, Digital Power, PwrSiP, Wireless Charging and More at DPF '11

August 26, 2011 6:30 am | News | Comments

The Plenary Session at the 2011 Darnell Power Forum will feature senior executives from Efficient Power Conversion, Electric Power Research Institute, IBM, Qualcomm, SemiSouth Laboratories, Petra Solar, Transphorm and Cree. Plenary session topics will include

Magnolia Solar Unveils High-Voltage Waveguide Solar Cells

August 25, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Magnolia Solar Corp. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Magnolia Solar, Inc., has demonstrated high-voltage InGaAs quantum well waveguide solar cells, described as a unique structure capable of improving the performance of photovoltaic modules....

Energy Conversion Devices Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2011 Financial Results

August 25, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD) announced financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2011. Total consolidated revenues for the quarter were $73.1 million, compared to $21.5 million in the third...

Lawrence Berkeley Lab Announces New Test Center for Low-Energy Buildings

August 25, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announced its User Test Bed Facility. Like a giant, life-size set of building blocks, the facility will allow researchers and manufacturers to test buildings systems and components under "real-world" conditions...

ClearEdge Power Completes $73.5 Million Financing Round

August 24, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

ClearEdge Power, a manufacturer of scalable, high-efficiency stationary fuel cells, today announced that it has raised $73.5 million in Series E financing through the sale of new shares and the conversion of previously issued...

Greenscape Announces 40% Acquisition of CapTherm Systems

August 24, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Greenscape Capital Group Inc. announced that it has entered into a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire a 40% interest in the issued and outstanding shares of CapTherm Systems Inc. for the sum of...

Defendents Claim SynQor Patents Have Been Determined Unpatentable; Plan Appeal

August 24, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Bel Fuse, Lineage Power, and Power-One announced their intent to appeal the judgment in the SynQor v. Artesyn patent infringement case to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Artesyn Technologies,...

Konarka Names New Director of Business Development

August 23, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Konarka Technologies, Inc. announced that Kevin Debasitis has joined the company as new director of business development. Debasitis brings more than 20 years of business development experience in construction and renewable energy markets and...

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