Solarex (Frederick, MD) announced that Harry Shimp has been hired as President and CEO of Amoco/Enron Solar. Former President and CEO Harvey Forest will assume the position of Advisor to the President, and will assist Shimp's transition to CEO through 1999. Shimp previously spent nine years at General Electric, where he held managerial positions in […]
Unipower Corp. (Coral Springs, FL) introduced the new Vanguard TVN power system front ends, which provide up to 3,000W output for distributed power systems. A 2U-high 19-inch rack with three 1,000W hot-swap modules can provide either 3,000W non-redundant or 2,000W 2+1 redundant power for 24 or 48Vdc power buses. An optional 3U high rack can […]
Ericsson (Sweden) introduced the BZA 201 26, the first system in its line of next generation power systems developed for the US market. The BZA 201 26 system is intended to supply reliable dc power for radio base stations and associated transmission equipment.The new system is designed to provide reliable +24V power to radio equipment […]
Eos Corp. (Camarillo, CA) introduced eight new single-output versions of its V-Series VLT60 and VLT100 open-frame ac/dc switching power systems. The power supplies, intended for use in a variety of electronic products that connect to the Internet, including data networking and telecommunications equipment, are claimed to be the smallest and most efficient devices in their […]
AER Energy Resources Inc. (Atlanta) reported net revenues of $352,000 for the year ended December 31, 1998, compared with $108,000 for the year ended December 31, 1997. The company's net loss for the year was $6,632,000, or $0.27 per share, down from a net loss of $8,766,000, or $0.36 per share, for the prior year. […]
STMicroelectronics Inc. (Lexington, MA) introduced the new STTHxx03 Series of high-frequency rectifiers, which are optimized for use on the secondary side of telecom power supplies, where voltage spikes in the 250-280V range are often experienced. According to ST, the new devices retain the performance of their 200V BYW family and are built with a new […]
Electric Fuel Corp. (New York, NY) announced that its latest Instant Power chargers for PDAs will be shipped early in the second quarter of 2001. The new product lineup includes a charger for Palm V handheld computers that delivers up to 8 full charges. Other new models include chargers for Compaq iPAQ pocket PCs, Handspring […]
Tyco Electronics Power Systems (Mesquite, TX) recently debuted the Galaxy Power System (GPS) 4848/100. Suitable for a wide variety of -48Vdc applications, the GPS 4848/100 meets power requirements ranging from 200 to 10,000A. The system operates directly from commercial power in 380/400/480Vac or 208/220/240Vac. It combines switch-mode rectifiers with dc distribution and battery connections and […]
International Power Sources Inc. (IPS, Holliston, MA) announced the new IA Series, a line of miniature board-mount dc/dc converters. The new devices...
RO Associates Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) introduced three new 60W, 300V input high-density dc/dc converters. The new PicoVerter pV300 models offer outputs of 12, 15 or 24Vdc, and are designed for circuit board mounting in telecom and other distributed power or centralized modular power applications. The modules are compatible with RO's power factor corrected front-end converters […]
Ultralife Batteries Inc. (Newark, NY) announced that Bruce Jagid has resigned as CEO and Chairman of the Board, and that the board of directors has retained executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles to assist in recruiting a new CEO. The board elected Arthur Lieberman, a co-founder and director of the company, to be the new […]
Powercube (Chatsworth, CA) announced it has added devices with full-brick footprints and power ratings of 250W and 300W to its TD Series...
Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. Ltd. (Osaka, Japan), the manufacturer of Panasonic and National brand batteries, announced it has started mass-production of ultra-thin lithium-polymer batteries. Matsushita claims it is the first in the industry to commence mass production of the batteries, beginning this month with production capacity of 300,000 cells per month.The new batteries are 3.6mm […]
Dallas Semiconductor Corp. (Dallas) announced it has concluded a patent license agreement with Toshiba Battery Co. Ltd. (Japan), covering Dallas Semiconductor's battery management technology embodied in US Patent Nos. 5,592,069 and 5,694,024. Toshiba Battery was granted a license in exchange for the payment of license fees and royalties to Dallas Semiconductor. Terms of the agreement […]
Delta Products Corp. (Las Vegas, NV) has unveiled its new Millenium Class Systems (MCS), a family of high power-density telecom power products. Delta reports that it has simplified its remote and on-site system monitoring interfaces, as well as improved the system’s modularity. Delta claims that carriers can operate the remote monitoring system without installing additional […]