ON Semiconductor and China’s Hisense Electric Co. Ltd. announced the establishment of a joint power laboratory to develop efficient and energy-saving power solutions for LCD, plasma and CRT TV series. Located at Hisense’s research and development (R&D) center in Qingdao, Shandong Province, the lab will focus on leveraging ON Semiconductor’s energy-saving solutions for Hisense TV […]
Robert Q. Riley Enterprises, LLC, a product design firm in Glendale, Arizona, announced that it will introduce its XR-3 plug-in hybrid, a...
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of the Consortium for Energy Efficiency and the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships to support the development of a Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Technical Information Network. The DOE SSL Technical Information Network – comprised primarily of energy efficiency program sponsors, utilities, state and local energy offices, lighting trade […]
Hewlett Packard (HP) is releasing what the company claims are the industry’s first business PCs configurable to meet the hardware standards of ENERGY STAR® 4.0 – the new, stringent energy-efficiency specification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). HP claims that it is the first major PC manufacturer to offer "80% efficient" power supplies, a […]
Intel Corp. announced that it has released a new implementation guide, developed in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), that helps PC manufacturers and system integrators deliver ENERGY STAR-qualified PCs based on Intel microprocessors and other system components. The new implementation guide provides large and small system integrators with key understandings on how […]
Eaton Corp. introduced its Powerware® Energy Management System to optimize power utilization and availability for all levels of power distribution systems in...
SL Power Electronics Corp. announced the introduction of a new single output, 50W external power supply family for medical applications. The Ault...
Echelon Corp. announced that Clevertronics and White Lite Industries have selected Echelon’s LonWorks® power line communication products for their advanced emergency lighting systems in Australia. The selection of Echelon’s technology by these two emergency lighting suppliers shows the trend taking hold in Australia, as White Lite and Clevertronics now offer solutions that use the lighting […]
Nuvera Fuel Cells, Inc., in a joint operation with East Penn Manufacturing Company, Inc., has installed its first PowerTap™ hydrogen generation system. This system is in successful operation at East Penn’s Distribution Center in Topton, Pennsylvania. Hydrogen generated by the PowerTap system at Topton is powering a fleet of fuel cell-powered forklift trucks. This system […]
D&H Global Enterprise, LLC. announced a new electric power propulsion system that the company claims delivers higher performing and more reliable Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) with reduced complexity, resulting in lower manufacturing and ownership costs. According to the company, the current HEV power propulsion systems on the market utilize many complex and costly electronic circuits […]
Powerstax plc, announced that it has been selected to supply a turnkey power solution to EcoLEDLighting. EcoLEDLighting has recently launched its new...
Jeffrey Automotive announced plans for a build-it-yourself electric car. The company claims that the car can be built for $5,000 or cheaper, with running costs of less than 3 cents a mile. The vehicle is a two-seater, powered by a 72Vdc motor with an anticipated top speed of 60 mph and a range of 50/60 […]
The recently completed Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) in Anaheim, California witnessed a flurry of activity and announcements from the major players in the power electronics industry. Sources close to the conference organizing committee revealed that APEC 2007 set records for attendance at over 2,400, with over 1,000 paid attendees (also a record). With the […]
GE Consumer & Industrial’s Lighting Division announced advancements to the light bulb that potentially will elevate the energy efficiency of this 125-year-old technology to levels comparable to compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), delivering significant environmental benefits. Over the next several years, these advancements will lead to the introduction of high-efficiency incandescent lamps that provide the same […]
An Announcement and Call for Papers has been issued for the first international nanoPower Forum, "Energy Harvesting & Power Management Solutions for Low-Power Wireless Systems," (nPF ’07) to be held June 4 – 6 at the San Jose, California, Marriott Hotel. This focused three-day international conference will serve an audience of decision makers who are […]