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Windlift Kite-Based Power Generation Technology at NIWeek 2011

August 8, 2011 9:39 am | Videos | Comments

Windlift is a company with a novel power-generation system using a deployable release-and-recover kite to harvest wind energy in places where traditional power technologies are not available.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Nelson Quintana of Renesas on Low-Power Microcontrollers

August 8, 2011 7:57 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Nelson Quintana of Renesas about their new RL78 microcontrollers.

Power Integrations Quarterly Sales Top $80 Million for First Time

August 5, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Power Integrations announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. Net revenues for the second quarter were $80.2 million, up four% from the prior quarter and up slightly compared with the second...


Advanced Energy Announces Garry Rogerson to Join as CEO; Dr. Hans Betz to Retire

August 5, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. announced that its board of directors has appointed Garry Rogerson, Ph.D., as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer and board member, effective as of August 4, 2011. Dr. Hans Betz,...

2011 Darnell Power Forum Program Announced

August 5, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

The Plenary Session at the 2011 Darnell Power Forum (DPF ’11) will feature senior executives from Efficient Power Conversion, Electric Power Research Institute, IBM, Qualcomm, SemiSouth Laboratories, Petra Solar and Transphorm. Plenary session topics...

$10 Million and GE Collaboration Light Way for Growth of Nuventix, Maker of LED Cooling Technology

August 4, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Nuventix, creator of an LED cooling technology for energy-efficient lighting, announced that GE has provided capital alongside other investors and recently entered into a license agreement to access Nuventix’s extensive patent portfolio. GE unit GE...

Digi-Key Announces Addition of Energy Harvesting TechZone

August 4, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Digi-Key Corp. announced the addition of an Energy Harvesting TechZone to its expansive listing of online resources. This new TechZone features all the amenities of Digi-Key’s previously launched Lighting, Microcontroller, Power, Sensor, and Wireless...

Nexeon Receives 40 Million Euro Boost for Rechargeable Batteries

August 4, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Nexeon announced that it has received an investment of €40 million for its rechargeable lithium-ion battery technology. The Series C investment was led by existing investor Imperial Innovations Group and included Invesco Perpetual; both...


Hot Topic: Prevent Thermal Runaway Damage in Power Electronic Systems

August 4, 2011 12:45 pm | by Matt Williams, TE Circuit Protection, | Articles | Comments

There are a number of innovative technologies that have been designed to assist in protecting the application and end-user from catastrophic thermal events...

Digital 300-400W supplies meet medical & ITE safety specs

August 4, 2011 5:56 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda Americas has announced the extension of its warranty for their digitally-controlled 300-400W EFE series power supplies from 3 to 5 years. “This warranty extension is based on the product’s conservative design and excellent field reliability data since its introduction in 2008.

Manage Power Interruption Issues for Medical Equipment

August 3, 2011 1:06 pm | by Chris Jones, and Conor Quinn, Emerson Network Power, | Articles | Comments

Designing equipment for medical applications is a well-understood discipline. Or is it? There is one area – concerning voltage dips and power interrupts – that warrants particularly close attention.

Power Integrations Names Ben Sutherland Vice President, Worldwide Sales

August 3, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Power Integrations announced that Ben Sutherland has been appointed Vice President of Worldwide Sales, a role in which he has served on an interim basis since March 2011. Sutherland joined Power Integrations in 2000...

Altair Nanotechnologies Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results

August 3, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. (Altairnano) reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. Of these recent highlights, the most significant by far was the closing of the Canon investment. According to the Altairnano,...


Rep Honda Introduces Smart Electronics & NANO Bills

August 3, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Rep Michael Honda, Congressional representative of Silicon Valley and member of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, is reintroducing the Smart Electronics Act, to address the greenhouse gas impacts and energy costs of...

Power supplies deliver up to 89% efficiency

August 3, 2011 4:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 80 watt GRN series power supplies from IPD are the first in a family of products that provide high efficiency over the complete load curve. Providing one to four outputs for industrial and medical applications, the GRN-80 series delivers up to 89% efficiency at full load...

STMicro and the BioRobotics Institute Establish Joint Lab to Develop Advanced Robots and Smart Systems

August 2, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics (ST) and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa, a research center of advanced robotics, have announced the creation of a joint laboratory for research and innovation in bio-robotics, smart systems and microelectronics. Supporting the expansion...

Ballard Announces Dantherm Power Agreement to Collaborate with Delta Power Solutions in India

August 2, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Ballard Power Systems announced that Dantherm Power, a Danish system integrator in which it has a controlling interest, has signed a collaboration agreement with Delta Power Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd. to market clean...

Analog Devices Announces 50 Million Euro R & D Investment

August 2, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) announced that it will embark on a €50 million R&D (research and development) investment program at its campus in Raheen, Co. Limerick, Ireland. The investment program focuses on the expansion of...

Unshielded power inductors include Isat ratings up to 33.4A

August 2, 2011 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

NIC Components is pleased to announce the expansion of their High Current Unshielded NPI_P power inductors in inductance ranges and available sizes. Now available in 4 case sizes ranging from 13.2mm X 9.9mm to 22.4mm X 16.3mm (LxW) with component heights of 6.4mm to 12.0mm.

Multilayer power inductors feature current ratings to 1.8A

August 2, 2011 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

NIC Components is pleased to announce the release of the NFP series of multilayer ferrite chip power inductors. Available in 3 case sizes ranging from [0805] 2.0mm X 1.25mm to [1008] 2.5mm X 2.0mm with component heights of 0.5mm to 1.1mm.

Infineon Q3 2011 Revenues Above Expectations at Euro 1,043 Million

August 1, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Infineon Technologies AG reported results for the third quarter of the 2011 fiscal year, ended June 30, 2011. Infineon reported net income from continuing operations of €175 million, up from €173 million in the second...

TDK-EPC cooperates with STMicroelectronics: 50 New Reference Designs in One Year

August 1, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

TDK-EPC, a group company of the TDK Corp., has intensified its support of STMicroelectronics (ST) in the creation of tested energy-saving solutions. ST just recently completed the development of the 50th joint reference design...

Micrel Announces 2nd Quarter 2011 Financial Results

August 1, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Micrel, Inc. announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. Second quarter revenues of $68.5 million increased by $1.0 million, or 1.5%, from $67.5 million in the first quarter of 2011...

Low-Dropout Voltage Regulator from Diodes Inc. Reduces Component Count and Saves Space

August 1, 2011 9:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Diodes Inc. has introduced a single-channel low-dropout fast-transient linear regulator with fixed output voltage of 5V and +/-1% accuracy.

25th-Anniversary Version of System Design Software Features Exceptional Hardware Integration

August 1, 2011 8:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments unveiled NI LabVIEW 2011, the 25th-anniversary version of its system design software. The software is positioned to accelerate the productivity of engineers and scientists who develop and deploy measurement and control systems to

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