Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd. (Calgary, Alberta) announced that it has signed a binding letter of intent with TOM Capital Associates, a private investment firm, to raise up to $700,000 by issuing secured convertible debentures plus common-share purchase warrants as well as agreeing to acquire a complementary wireless battery monitoring technology from TOM Capital, which is […]
Yuasa Inc. (Reading, PA) announced it has increased the capacity of its popular industrial front termination PowerLock battery to 150Ah within the...
FuelCell Energy Inc. (Danbury, CT) reported 2001 fourth-quarter and year-end results. For the fourth quarter, ended October 31, 2001, FuelCell Energy reported a net loss of $4.8 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, compared with a loss of $1.5 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, during the same quarter of the previous year. The company […]
The 6th International Conference on Batteries for Utility Energy Storage is scheduled for Sept. 21-23, 1999 in Energiepark Herne, in Essen, Germany. According to the organizers, the conference is for those involved in power system operation, planning, optimization and control. Some of the areas covered at this conference will be converter/grid connection; automation technology, uninterruptable […]
PolyStor Corp. (Dublin, CA) announced it is now shipping production quantities of the first fully qualified lithium-ion prismatic cells based on lithium nickel-cobalt oxide. PolyStor says they are ramping up their fully automated lithium-ion assembly plant to reach full capacity by the fourth quarter of 1999. The plant has a capacity of 24 million cells […]
Valence Technology Inc. (Henderson, NV) reported a net loss of $8.5 million, or $0.32 per share, for the fourth quarter ended March 28, 1999, compared to $8.2 million, or $0.34 per share, a year ago. The company recorded no revenues for either period. For the fiscal year ended March 28, 1999, net loss was $29.3 […]
Energy Research Corp. (ERC, Danbury, CT) announced that it plans to change its name to Fuel Cell Energy Inc. to more directly reflect its emphasis on commercializing Direct Fuel Cell technology. The name change has been approved by the board of directors and is subject to approval by shareholders. A special meeting is expected to […]
Cherry Semiconductor Corp. (East Greenwich, RI) recently appointed David Susak as manager of the company's new design center located in Chandler, Arizona. Mr. Susak will oversee all activities at the design center, which implements a multi-disciplined, team approach to new product design and development. He formerly was a principal analog designer at Microchip Technology and […]
Best Power (Necedah, WI) recently introduced a new UPS line, Patriot Pro II, which offers ranges from 400VA to 1000VA. According to Best Power, the new line offers more upgrades on the previous model, the Patriot Pro, without any increase in cost. Some of the features added from more advanced units are user-adjustable voltage settings, […]
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI, Dallas, TX) announced its new multi-topology, high-frequency, BiCMOS, pulse-width modulation (PWM) controller, the TPS43000, which features operating frequencies...
Philips Semiconductors (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) announced a new dual n-channel MOSFET in an SO8 package, the PHKD6N02LT. It is a 2.5V specified enhancement-mode field-effect transistor within a plastic package using TrenchMOS technology. The PHKD6N02LT is designed for battery-protection circuits. It is suitable for use in lithium-ion battery applications, notebook PCs and portable appliances. The features […]
Belkin Components (Compton, CA) has announced their next generation of UPS products. Called the Regulator PRO, the new line features four models, rated 325VA, 425VA, 525VA and 625VA, with backup running times ranging from 17 to 41 minutes. The new units feature Belkin's new UPS Line-Interactive technology featuring Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR). According to Belkin, […]
Rayovac Corp. (Madison, WI) announced a product licensing agreement with the Newpoint Co. (San Diego, CA), a division of Fiskars. The agreement is for three years with renewal options. Under the agreement, Newpoint will use the Rayovac name for a line of products to be sold in retail stores in the consumer power protection category. […]
Valence Technology Inc. (Henderson, NV) reported it has received new purchase orders for lithium polymer batteries. The orders total 50,000 meters, or more than 30 miles, of proprietary anode, cathode and separator material. The company also delivered its second major shipment of lithium polymer battery components to its joint partner, Hanil Valence Co. (Seoul, Korea). […]
Energy Ventures Inc. (EVI, Toronto)announced that, in laboratory tests, its Zinc Bromine Hybrid system now delivers up to 100 battery charge and discharge cycles. Zinc Carbon or LeClanche cells, typically marketed as heavy duty batteries, have been manufactured for over 125 years and more than 5 billion cells a year are still sold today (primarily […]