Collmer Semiconductor Inc. (Dallas, TX) has recently introduced Trench Gate MOSFETs from Fuji Electric of Japan. According to Collmer, these devices use advanced 0.8um technology and are avalanche energy-rated. Additionally, they feature a high-gate-to-source-voltage rating of +30, -20V. The Trench Gate MOSFETs have a maximum Vds of 60V, and Rds(on) is 5.0 milliohms typical and […]
Kollmorgen Corp. (Radford, VA) released a 35mm step motor with an M gearhead, the PF35T-48 model. The new gearhead offers a smaller...
Kollmorgen Corp. (Radford, VA) introduced a new motor and drive system for 230V and 480V applications. The ServoStar 600 expands the company's...
International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) announced a new family of improved INT-A-Pak power modules for high-voltage, high-current switching and rectification circuits for motor controls, UPS, forklift trucks, battery chargers, welders and other industrial applications. According to the company, the improved INT-A-Pak module features lightweight construction, high mechanical strength and increased safety. There are more than […]
Ebus Inc. (Downey, CA) unveiled its first HEV at an Alternative Fuel and Electric Transit Bus Workshop hosted by the South Coast Air Quality Management District. The Ebus HEV is a 22ft long replica of an old-fashioned trolley car. It features an all-electric drive train with a small pack of liquid-cooled NiCd rechargeable batteries. An […]
Cadence Design Systems (San Jose, CA) and Analog Devices Inc. (Norwood, MA) have formed a strategic alliance to assist the development of next-generation embedded systems and products that utilize DSP technology. Under the agreement, Analog Devices will seek to bring to Cadence's design services new customer opportunities involving DSP technology, and Cadence will endeavor to […]
Delta Computer Systems Inc. (Vancouver, WA) announced their new RMC family of motion control modules designed for OEM machine builders for automating, converting or upgrading production line automation systems. The new modules provide motion and pressure control for machinery. They feature a Q1 module, providing a quadrature encoder interface for control of motors and linear […]
American Electric Automobile Co. Inc. (Bonita, CA) recently announced that its California subsidiary, California Electric Automobile Co. Inc. opened its first showroom on March 1, 2000. The showroom is located in downtown San Diego and features the company's electric automobiles, which are priced from $16,000 to $22,000. The standard bodies include fully functioning air conditioning […]
Kollmorgen Corp. (Waltham, MA) recently announced that it has contracts to build high-performance motors for two new lines of electric bicycles. Kollmorgen will supply custom electric motors for the US Pro Drive electric bike line from Currie Technologies Inc. (Van Nuys, CA) and for the eBike line from EV Global Motors Co. (Los Angeles). The […]
TelCom Semiconductor Inc. (Mountain View, CA) recently announced that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed offering of 3,190,000 shares of its common stock. According to the company, three million of the shares are being offered by the company and 190,000 are being offered by selling […]
DaimlerChrysler (Germany) recently introduced the Dodge ESX3 concept car with a hybrid-propulsion system provided by Delphi Automotive Systems (Troy, MI). Delphi, working as a supplier to DaimlerChrysler and the US Department of Energy (DOE, Washington, DC), developed the Energen Hybrid-Electric Propulsion System components for the ESX3, a third-generation PNGV concept car. The Energen Hybrid-Electric Propulsion […]
Kollmorgen (Radford, VA) recently announced the release of a new motor, the Kollmorgen GoldLine DDR (Direct Drive Rotary) brushless servomotor. The motor has peak torque ratings from 12.5lb. ft. to 225.0lb. ft. Frame sizes are available from 6.9 inches to 11.2 inches. According to Kollmorgen, typical applications for the device are rotary tables, robots and […]
Lambda Electronics (Melville, NY) recently announced it has been chosen by Rockwell (Milwaukee, WI) and the US Navy Office of Naval Research (Arlington, VA) to take part in a research project to develop three distinct point-of-use power-conversion technologies for broad commercial and defense applications. Lambda will work with the program to commercialize power-supply innovation for […]
SL Industries Inc. (Mt. Laurel, NJ) announced financial results for the two-month and five-month periods of its "stub" year ended December 31, 1999. Revenue for the two months ended December 31, 1999, increased 47 percent to $28,814,000, a new record for the period, from $19,569,000 for the same two-month period of 1998. Net income was […]
STMicroelectronics Inc. (Dallas, TX) recently reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 1999. Net revenues increased 30.5 percent to $1,478.2 million in the 1999 fourth quarter, up from $1,132.7 million in the year-ago period. This represents a sequential net-revenue increase of 16 percent in comparison to the 1999 third quarter. […]