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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....

New Sensing Solutions to be Introduced at Sensors Expo and Conference

May 26, 2011 7:10 am | News | Comments

More than 150 exhibitors will showcase the newest technologies for sensors and sensors-related industries at the 2011 Sensors Expo & Conference, June 7-8 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The following is a sampling of the state-of-the-art measurement and monitoring devices for MEMS, Energy Harvesting, Mobile Sensing, Wireless Sensor Networking and more that will be on display Tuesday, June 7 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Wednesday, June 8 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Imec processes first power devices on 200mm CMOS-compatible GaN-on-Si

May 26, 2011 6:00 am | Product Releases | 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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Digital Voltage Regulators Tout Desirable Control, Energy Savings at up to 40-A Output

May 25, 2011 12:50 pm | Ericsson Power Modules | Product Releases | Comments

Ericsson Power Modules' 3E Series BMR464 is a new addition to the company's second-generation, digital point-of-load (POL) regulators, that extends the maximum output current from such devices up to 40 A. With desirable functionality, the regulator enables

Plug Power Announces Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants

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

Plug Power Inc.announced that it intends to offer shares of its common stock and warrants to purchase shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. The offering is subject to market conditions,...

Moog Acquires Animatics

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

Moog Inc. announced that it has acquired Animatics Corp. The purchase price is approximately $25 million consisting of 467,749 shares of Moog Class A stock (based on a 30 day average price of $42.76)...

G24i Announces Nano-Power Energy Harvesting Development with Texas Instruments

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

G24 Innovations (G24i), a global manufacturer of Dye Sensitized Solar Cell technology (DSSC) has signed a strategic development agreement with Texas Instruments (TI) to create a joint technology platform by combining G24i’s solar cell...

Emerson Announces Management Promotions

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

Emerson announced a number of key leadership changes that will become effective June 1, 2011. D. Scott Barbour will be named Executive Vice President of Emerson and business leader of Emerson Network Power Systems,...

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Evida and HaloIPT to Explore Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles

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

Evida Power, Ltd., a designer and manufacturer of lithium-ion battery packs for electric vehicles (EVs), announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with HaloIPT, a global specialist in Inductive Power Transfer (IPT)...

FCI Acquiring Majority Stake in Anytek

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

FCI, a manufacturer of connectors for the Data, Communications, Consumer, Automotive and Industrial markets has acquired a majority stake in Anytek Technology Corp., a Taiwanese manufacturer of terminal blocks. The alliance between the two...

Intelligent Power Switch Includes Proprietary Control Feature

May 24, 2011 11:58 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today introduced the AUIR3330S Intelligent Power Switch (IPS) with a proprietary active di/dt control feature that significantly reduces conducted EMI and switching losses to simplify design and reduce overall system cost in automotive motor drive applications.

Power Supply Family Targets Industrial and Communication Markets

May 24, 2011 6:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power-One, Inc. announces the availability of its new i-PWER Low Profile Modular (LPM) AC-DC power supply family. This robust and flexible series offers up to 1500W of power in the form of a six-slot chassis (LPM615 model) or up to 900W of power in a four-slot chassis (LPM409 model).

Junction Box Houses IP68 Photovoltaic Modules

May 23, 2011 7:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yamaichi Electronics has developed a photovoltaic junction box for crystalline solar modules for the Y-Sol product family. The Eco-Si J-Box is designed for photovoltaic modules with an IP protection class of IP68. This permits

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Landis+Gyr to be Acquired by Toshiba for US$2.3 Billion

May 20, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Landis+Gyr announced that Toshiba Corp. has entered into a definitive sale agreement with the shareholders of Landis+Gyr, under which Toshiba will acquire Landis+Gyr, a company specializing in energy management solutions for utilities, for US$2.3...

ZMDI Reports Financial Results, Robust Revenue Growth

May 20, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

According to Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden (ZMDI), strong demand for energy-efficient products and solutions led to significant growth in revenues and earnings in fiscal-year 2010. Revenues rose year-over-year by 28% while earnings (EBIT) improved by...

SynQor Presses Ahead With Lawsuit Against Vicor and Cisco After Settlement With Ericsson

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

SynQor, Inc. announced that, contrary to the implication in a press release issued by Vicor Corp., SynQor has not withdrawn any of its infringement claims against Vicor or Cisco Systems, Inc.. Litigation against...

The Green Grid Collaborates with Data Center Leaders to Complete Energy Efficiency Measurement Recommendations

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

The Green Grid Association, a voice for advancing resource efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems, together with The Data Center Metrics Coordination Taskforce, delivered its latest recommendations for energy efficiency measurement and...

New Power Switches vs. Mature Materials at PCIM Europe

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

The Wednesday afternoon panel discussion at this year’s PCIM Europe event was organized by Bodo’s Power Systems and designed to focus on the ability of devices such as capacitors and thermal management systems to...

Johnson Controls Moves to Dissolve Advanced Battery Joint Venture With Saft

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

Johnson Controls, Inc. took legal action in the Delaware Chancery Court to dissolve the Johnson Controls-Saft (JCS) joint venture. The joint venture was formed in 2006 to develop and manufacture lithium-ion motive battery solutions. "Johnson...

PowerTrench MOSFET Addresses Conduction and Switching Losses

May 18, 2011 1:44 pm | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor developed the FDMS86500L N-Channel, PowerTrench MOSFET to minimize conduction loss, switch node ringing, and to improve the overall efficiency of DC-DC converters.

Transient Voltage Suppressors Protect Critical Equipment

May 18, 2011 12:56 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse has introduced its AK15 Series of Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS) devices to protect electronic gear from high-energy transients. With their 15kA (8x20 ?s pulse)surge current rating, AK15 devices claim to provide the highest level of TVS protection available in the industry.

GreenWave Reality Announces Partnership With NXP to Deliver Connected Lighting Solution

May 18, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

GreenWave Reality, a developer of home energy management and automation systems, announced that it has partnered with NXP Semiconductors to provide a breakthrough, intelligent lighting control and management solution that can be utilized by...

PCIM Europe Kicks-off with Flurry of Product Announcements

May 18, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The 2011 edition of PCIM Europe in Nuremberg, Germany, started off with a flurry of product announcements from International Rectifier (IR), Vincotech, Mitsubishi Electric, AVX and RHOM Semiconductor. These products targeted a wide variety...

AeroVironment To Provide EV Charging Solution For BMW ActiveE Introduction in Major U.S. Cities

May 18, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

AeroVironment announced that the BMW Group has selected it as the preferred provider of electric vehicle charging equipment, accessories and installation services supporting the introduction of the all-electric BMW ActiveE. The BMW ActiveE electric vehicle...

Surge Devices offer Lightning and Surge Protection for Tower or Rooftop-Mounted Radios

May 18, 2011 12:15 pm | Product Releases | Comments

To help protect valuable electronic equipment from damage, ERICO has developed rugged, weatherproof hybrid surge protectors that can handle at least 20,000 amperes of lightning-induced current.

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