Pulizzi Engineering Inc. (Santa Ana, CA) introduced the TPC 2234 RackPower Series of dual power input, autoswitching power distribution systems. All standard...
Lambda Electronics Inc. (Melville, NY) introduced a new family of dc/dc power supplies targeting on-board distributed power applications in the telecommunications industry. The PA Series consists of single output dc/dc converters with 48V inputs that are particularly suited for central office applications. The 2.28 x 2.4 x 0.5 power supply features remote sense and remote […]
E-one Energy Technology Corp. (Taipei) plans to produce one million lithium-ion batteries at its new plant in Tainan Science-based industrial park the first quarter of 2000, according to news reports. The company reportedly will seek cooperation with related Taiwanese businesses, with a goal of jointly developing raw materials and new manufacturing processes, in order to […]
Power Solutions Inc. (Pompano Beach, FL) introduced the AF-150P family of universal ac input EASYMOD switching power supplies. The 150W (180W peak)...
Valence Technology Inc. (Henderson, NV) announced the appointment of William J. Battison III as vice president of marketing and sales. Battison will be responsible for Valence's worldwide marketing strategy for its new line of advanced rechargeable batteries. Battison was most recently in charge of global marketing for Iwerks Entertainment. Prior to working with Iwerks, he […]
MGE UPS Systems Inc. (Costa Mesa, CA) announced that it has been named a Metasys Facility Management Connectivity Partner by Johnson Controls (Milwaukee, WI). MGE's three-phase uninterruptible power supply products are now compatible with Johnson Controls' Metasys Facility Management System, which offers automated building power management capabilities designed to protect mission critical systems or operations, […]
Matsushita Electrical Industrial Co. Ltd. (Japan) and Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. Ltd. (Japan) announced that they have reached an agreement with Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (Netherlands) and Philips Lighting Holding BV (Netherlands) to take full ownership of the respective battery manufacturing joint ventures, Philips Matsushita Battery Corp. NV (PMBC, Belgium) and Philips Matsushita Batteries Poland […]
Hawker Energy Products Inc. (Warrensburg, MO) has expanded its Hawker XT Series of valve-regulated lead-acid batteries to include a new footprint, the Hawker XT 35. The new series is intended to provide backup in distributed power and wireless telecommunications where abusive environments are increasingly commonplace.The lead-tin, sealed battery technology provides 12-plus years of float life […]
The Ascom Group (Switzerland) announced that it will purchase all shares of ABB Power Supplies GmbH (Soest, Germany), including its Hong Kong subsidiary and the respective activities in Palm Coast, Florida, in Hungary and in China. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.According to Ascom, the new division will be a globally active supplier offering […]
BTR Siebe Power Systems Division (Raleigh, NC) announced its new structure this week. The new division, led by Division Chief Executive Tom Gutierrez, now consists of seven groups, including Lambda North America, Powerware Corp., BTR Siebe Storage, BTR Siebe Energy Systems, Powerware Lambda Europe, NEMIC Lambda and Teccor.Powerware President Patrick Steffen will be responsible for […]
AER Energy Resources Inc. (Atlanta) announced that it is accepting orders for samples of its model 6VO8 prototype battery from companies interested in testing its non-rechargeable zinc-air battery technology. The 6VO8 incorporates six primary zinc-air cells and AER's patented Diffusion Air Manager into a 6-volt battery assembly. According to AER, the 6VO8 battery demonstrates up […]
American Power Conversion Corp. (APC, West Kingston, RI) has entered a strategic alliance with Select Energy), the unregulated energy and energy services affiliate of Northeast Utilities (Berlin, CT), to increase power availability and computer uptime for the residential, commercial and industrial marketplace. As a result of the alliance, Select Energy will offer APC's power protection […]
STMicroelectronics (Switzerland) reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2001. Net revenues for the first quarter increased 12.9 percent to $1,921.1 million, from $1,702.2 million in the 2000 first quarter. Gross profit was $855.8 million, representing an increase of 19.3 percent over the 2000 first quarter. Gross margin was 44.5 percent, as […]
FuelCell Energy (Danbury, CT) unveiled its new manufacturing facility in Torrington, CT by welcoming Connecticut Governor John G. Rowland as he hit the switch to start the production line for the company's Direct FuelCell. The governor also announced the State of Connecticut's intention to purchase a 250kW Direct FuelCell power plant through the state's Clean […]
The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE, Freiburg, Germany) recently announced the development of a low-voltage dc/dc converter that creates output voltages between 12 and 350V with a high efficiency from input voltages as low as 0.7V. According to ISE, the converter opens up new application possibilities for energy converters such as fuel cells, […]