50 Most Read Power Electronics Stories of 2011: 40 to 31

The following are a listing (with links for the full story) of the most read stories on PowerPulse.Net for 2011, thus providing a window into the "pulse" of the trends and interests in the Power Electronics Industry. This is the second part of a series that will continue through Monday, culminating with the most read story of the year.

40: Advanced Battery Technologies to Acquire Shenzhen Zhongqiang New Energy Science

Advanced Battery Technologies, Inc. (ABAT) announced that on December 20, 2010, the company entered into an Acquisition Agreement with Shenzhen Zhongqiang New Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd.. Shenzhen Zhongqiang is a manufacturer of lithium batteries for mobile phones and MP3 and video game consoles with a daily capacity of 70,000 battery cells. The total purchase price is $20 million, of which approximately $13.5 million will be used to satisfy existing liabilities of Shenzhen Zhongqiang. The company expects to close this acquisition on January 1, 2011.

The full story can be found here.

39: Delta Launches Advanced Data Center DC Power Solution

Delta Electronics, Inc. has launched a state-of-the-art Data Center DC Power Solution that includes a complete product portfolio of DC UPS Systems, PDUs (power distribution units), and server power supplies for more energy efficient data center applications. With Delta’s advanced power design and fewer power conversion stages, the new solution will provide customers with an estimated 10% increase in energy efficiency to reduce operation costs and lower carbon emissions, and realize the benefits of a more environmentally-friendly green data center.

The full story can be found here.

38: Johnson Controls to Invest $138.5 Million in Battery Facility to Support Start-Stop Vehicle Technology

Johnson Controls, Inc. announced plans to invest $138.5 million to convert its battery plant near Toledo, Ohio into an Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery facility for Start-Stop and other high efficiency vehicles. Subject to final state and local incentives, the facility will be the company’s first such plant in the United States.

The full story can be found here.

37: Delta Introduces Hybrid Renewable Energy Solutions for Telecom Customers

To ensure an uninterrupted flow of green energy, Delta Electronics, Inc. has launched hybrid renewable energy solutions (RenE) under its SolutionE concept. SolutionE, a recently launched concept that brings together Delta’s telecom power products, aims to revolutionize market standards by enabling significant direct and indirect energy savings. Under the concept, RenE solutions feature a modular power supply concept that can use any combination of solar power, wind turbines, mains power, diesel generators and fuel cells, which may reduce payback time as well as electricity bills for over 50%.

The full story can be found here.

36: Emerson Introduces Row-Based Liebert APM UPS with Modular FlexPower Technology

Emerson Network Power introduced the Liebert APM row-based, modular uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system. The Liebert APM is a transformer-free, on-line UPS that allows quick power capacity increases with the addition of internal FlexPower™ core hardware assemblies. The FlexPower core assemblies allow the system to expand for capacity or redundancy in 15 kW increments up to 45 or 90kW within a single cabinet. Addition or replacement of FlexPower cores can be accomplished without powering down connected equipment. The Liebert APM 45 or 90kW model (60 Hz frequency) is available in North America and South America.

The full story can be found here.

35: Cooper Industries Proposes Acquisition of Laird plc

Cooper Industries plc announced that on 1 June it made a proposal to the Board of Laird plc to acquire Laird by way of a cash offer at 185 pence per Laird share. This proposal is subject only to limited pre-conditions. Cooper believes there is a strong rationale for this transaction and that an all cash offer at this level would provide Laird shareholders with an attractive premium combined with the certainty of cash value now.

The full story can be found here.

34: Nextreme Offers Thermobility Wireless Power Generator with INFINERGY On-board Energy Storage

Nextreme Thermal Solutions introduced the Thermobility Wireless Power Generator WPG-1S evaluation kit with on-board energy storage using the INFINERGY® D-MPM101 micro power module from Infinite Power Solutions. The WPG-1S uses innovative solid-state thin-film thermoelectric technology to convert heat into electricity for a variety of self-powered wireless applications.

The full story can be found here.

33: ABB to Supply DC Power Distribution System to Green Data Center

ABB announced that it will design and install an advanced, dc power distribution system for green.ch, one of the top information and communications technology (ITC) service providers in Switzerland.

The full story can be found here.

32: National Semiconductor Introduces New SolarMagic ICs for Microinverter, Power Optimizer and Charge Controller Systems

National Semiconductor Corp. introduced ten new SolarMagic™ integrated circuits (ICs), the first in a series developed to reduce cost, improve reliability and simplify design of photovoltaic (PV) systems. Ranging from what the company says is the industry’s first full-bridge gate driver to a micropower voltage regulator, the new ICs are well-suited for a variety of photovoltaic electronic applications, including those found in microinverters, power optimizers, charge controllers and panel safety systems.

The full story can be found here.

31: Murata Introduces New Multilayer Series Capacitors to Avoid Bending Failure in Automotive Environments

Murata has introduced 13 new parts into its GCD series of MLSCs (multilayer series capacitors). This range features two capacitors in series in each package and is designed to reduce failure of electronic equipment caused by excessive bending and solder shock cracks in automotive environments.

The full story can be found here.

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