Schaefer Inc. (Ashland, MA) has introduced the programmable C5800-e Series of 12kW, 6U/9U high, 19" rack, compatible dc/dc and ac/dc converters. All...
Applied Power Inc. (Butler, WI) recently announced plans to spin off its electronics business from its industrial business to create a pure global supplier in the electronic manufacturing services sector. The new company, to be called APW Ltd., will focus on the integrated electronics enclosures systems business and will be converted to a Bermuda corporation. […]
Interstate Battery Systems International Inc. (Dallas) recently announced its newly-formed subsidiary, Retail Acquisition and Development Inc. (RAD Inc.), has acquired substantially all of the assets of John Willemsen Corp. (JWC) including equity interest in Battery Patrol Franchising LLC (Des Moines, IA) of which Mr. Willemsen is president.Battery Patrol Franchising is the franchiser of Battery Patrol […]
Cherokee International LLC (Tustin, CA) recently introduced its CAR4010 Series of 4,000W bulk power, hot-pluggable, switch-mode power supplies. According to the company, the CAR4010 power supplies are designed for use as dc front ends for computer and communications applications utilizing distributed power architecture. The CAR4010 Series features active PFC to comply with EN61000-3-2, and EMI […]
Pulizzi Engineering Inc. (Santa Ana, CA) recently released the TPC 2365/LT power-distribution system with auto voltage selection. The TPC 2365/LT is designed...
American Power Conversion (APC, West Kingston, RI) recently announced enhancements to its ProtectNet dataline surge-protection suite, the APC PDigiTel. According to APC,...
Scientists at Motorola Labs (Schaumburg, IL) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, NM) announced they have developed a new, miniature fuel cell. The energy density of these new fuel cells is claimed to be 10 times that of conventional rechargeable batteries.The fuel cells each measure about one inch square and less than one-tenth of […]
Linear Technology Corp. (Milpitas, CA) recently announced that net sales for its second quarter ended January 2, 2000, were a record $162,294,000, an increase of 35 percent over net sales of $120,020,000 for the second quarter of the previous year.The company reported net income for the quarter of $64,951,000, or $0.40 diluted earnings per share, […]
Electrosource Inc. (San Marcos, TX) recently announced it has received an order for 60,000 of its new, E-Power lightweight, intelligent battery from Worldstar Communications Corp. (Miami). The E-Power batteries will provide energy storage to power uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) for Worldstar's global communications network."This 18 pound E-Power battery replaces batteries weighing up to 25 percent […]
Ericsson (Sweden) recently announced that it has agreed to sell its Energy Systems business to Emerson Electric Co. (St. Louis, MO). Under terms of the transaction, which is expected to close in the second quarter 2000, Emerson will pay approximately $725.0 million in cash.According to Ericsson, the Energy Systems business, which is headquartered in Stockholm, […]
Power-One Inc. (Camarillo, CA) recently announced that William (Bill) Yeates has joined the company as president and chief operating officer. According to the company, Yeates will have responsibility for all day-to-day operations of Power-One's three divisions.Prior to joining Power-One, Yeates was vice-president and general manager of Lucent Technologies' Titania Power Division (Austin, TX). Mr. Yeates' […]
Spire Corp. (Bedford, MA) recently announced that it has completed the sale of substantially all the assets of Spire's optoelectronics business segment for $12,950,000 in cash to Methode Massachusetts LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Methode Electronics Inc. (Chicago)."With the transfer of its optoelectronics business to Methode, Spire has strengthened its financial ability to better pursue […]
Ballard Power Systems (Vancouver) recently announced that its subsidiary, Ballard Generation Systems (Burnaby, BC), signed an agreement with Tokyo Gas, EBARA Ballard and EBARA Corp. (Japan) to develop a fuel cell processor for a one-kilowatt natural gas-fuelled fuel cell power generator targeted at the Japanese residential market.According to Ballard, the agreement involves collaboration in the […]
Swichtec Power Systems Ltd. (New Zealand) recently announced it will undergo a name change that will take effect February 14, 2000. The company will be called Invensys Energy Systems (NZ) Ltd.According to the company, the name change reflects the new ownership of the company. In 1998 Swichtec Power Systems was purchased by BTR plc, which […]
Applied Power Inc. (Milwaukee) recently announced a quarterly dividend of $0.015 per share on the company's common stock.The dividend is payable on February 29, 2000 to shareholders of record on February 9, 2000.