GFI Energy Ventures LLC (Los Angeles, CA) announced the completion of a substantial investment in Cherokee International LLC (Tustin, CA). Through the investment, GFI and its co-investors, including Oaktree Capital Management (Los Angeles) and RIT Capital Partners plc (London), have acquired a 60 percent majority interest in the power supply company."With this investment, we have […]
Cherokee International LLC (Tustin, CA) recently introduced the CRP500 Series of 500W bulk power switchmode power supplies. The latest in Cherokee's line of telecom rectifiers, the CRP500 is designed to meet the stringent quality demands of communications OEMs and are BELLCORE compatible. Standard features include a power factor corrected input mains that complies with EN61000-3-2 […]
AVX Corp. (Myrtle Beach, SC) announced it is expanding the current range of its Accu-Guard Series SMD Thin-Film fuses. The fuses are now available with current values from 150mA to 5A in sizes 0603, 0805, 1206 and 0612. The fuses are intended for telecommunications applications, battery chargers and battery packs, hard disk drives, LCD screens […]
Zetex (Commack, NY) introduced its new SOD323 packaged Varactor Diodes, which are claimed to offer the same high-performance operation as their larger...
Vicor Corp. (Andover, MA) announced its financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2000. Revenues for the quarter increased 29 percent to $69,168,000, compared with $53,742,000 for the corresponding period a year ago. Net income increased 50 percent to $8,550,000, versus $5,697,000 in 1999. Diluted earnings per share also increased 50 percent, from $0.13 […]
Intersil (Irvine, CA) announced a new family of hot-plug power management devices. The new Endura family includes hot-plug power control devices designed into over half of the global server hot-swap computer power management applications. New devices include the ISL6121, ISL6118 and HIP1011E. Intersil's Endura hot-plug devices comply with the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) hot-plug specifications. […]
Power Integrations Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) announced that its TinySwitch IC is a finalist in the 1999 Discover Magazine Awards for Technological Innovation. The TinySwitch is one of 27 technologies the selection panel chose as making a revolutionary impact on society."TinySwitch provides a unique solution to a global problem that costs billions of dollars annually in […]
Rayovac Inc. (Madison, WI) has filed with US regulators to periodically sell up to $250.0 million in debt securities, preferred and common stock, and warrants. Rayovac said in its Securities and Exchange Commission filing that it plans to use the proceeds for general corporate purposes, such as debt repayment and acquisitions.
Sanken Electric Co. Ltd. (Durham, NC) has introduced a new external adapter for notebook computers. Called the Slim 56W AC adapter, the device weighs 260 grams, and is sized 114.5 x 49.5 x 27 mm. Over-voltage protection is offered with auto shutdown at 22V. The adapter also features convection cooling, and EMI filtering to FCC […]
International Fuel Cells (IFC, South Windsor, CT), announced that six of their PC25TM fuel-cell power plants will power what is claimed to be the world's largest fuel cell installation, to be built in Connecticut. The PC25 units, which each produce 200kW of electricity and 900,000 Btus of heat, will provide primary power to the Connecticut […]
Xentek Power Systems (San Marcos, CA) recently announced the completion of its merger with its sister company, Taiyo Yuden (USA) Inc. The new company will operate under the Taiyo Yuden (USA) name, and the firms plan to consolidate operations into a single location yet to be determined. According to the firm, no staff or personnel […]
Compaq Computer Corp. (Houston, TX) has introduced a new rack-mountable UPS, the UPS R1500 XR. Rated up to 1,500VA/1,340W, the new model...
Fujitsu Microelectronics Inc. (FMI, San Jose, CA) has developed three new power management ICs suitable for use in cellular phones, PDAs and other mobile devices. The devices are intended to address the requirements of digital systems such as CDMA, GSM and W-CDMA. The set includes the MB3891, which was developed specifically for current and future […]
Lucent Power Systems (Mesquite, TX) recently unveiled its Austin Series non-isolated SMT dc/dc power modules. Incorporating the topology, high-frequency switching, components, materials and packaging innovations of Lucent's Titania Series, the compact modules measure 1.765 x 0.51 x 0.215 and weigh less than 5 grams. Nine versions of the modules are available, providing 1.5, 1.8 and […]
Abacus Controls Inc. (Somerville, NJ) introduced the model 4758-4-480 75kVA inverter. The new inverter has 480Vdc input, and outputs of 277/480Vac, 3 phase, 4 wire, 50 or 60Hz. The inverter can operate in standalone or utility intertie modes.