ZAP Power Systems (Sebastopol, CA) has signed a marketing agreement with Smith & Wesson (Springfield, MA) under which Smith & Wesson will be the exclusive law enforcement bicycle platform for ZAP's patented electric motor system. Smith & Wesson has likewise agreed to sell its bicycles for electric applications exclusively to ZAP. The companies have also […]
Ballard Power Systems (Vancouver, BC) announced it has received a CDN$3.5 million (US$2.3 million) contract from Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. (Japan) to supply Ballard fuel cells, related equipment and support services. Nissan plans to use the fuel cells in their research and development program for evaluation and development of fuel-cell powered electric vehicles."Nissan has been […]
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 […]
Taiyo Yuden Inc. (Schaumburg, IL) announced a new line of wire-wound chip inductors, the LQ Series. Designed for use in power supply...
BlueStar Battery Systems International Corp. (Vancouver, BC) announced that its research and development subsidiary, BlueStar Advanced Technology Corp. (BATC), has been selected by a US Air Force/NASA consortium to develop battery technology for use in the next generation of planetary spacecraft. The 18-month contract is valued at CDN$2 million and will focus on the development […]
Acme Electric Corp. (East Aurora, NY) reported net sales for the second quarter ended January 2, 1999, of $18,803,000, compared to $22,752,000 for the same period last year. Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 1999 was $402,000, or $0.08 per share, compared to net income of $498,000, or $0.10 per share, a year […]
Delphi Automotive Systems (Troy, MI) confirmed intentions to sell, close or consolidate nine plants, downsize the workforce at more than 40 other facilities and exit selected, under-performing products. The restructuring plan will ultimately reduce worldwide employment by 11,500 positions. The plan includes exiting approximately $900 million of the company's businesses previously said to be under […]
UQM Technologies Inc. (Detroit, MI) announced that it has developed a propulsion system designed to offer high levels of performance and efficiency in hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicles. The company's integrated electric traction system (INTETS) was unveiled at the 2001 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress in Detroit. Designed entirely by UQM, INTETS […]
International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) introduced its new SMD-0.5 package, which is claimed to offer two times the power handling capability as...
Newport Components (UK) introduced a new range of triple-output 3W dc/dc converters with on-board shutdown. The NMT dc/dc converters are designed to reduce board space and component count in telecommunications applications from fax machines and modems to ISDN access circuits, SLIC card interfaces and FITL/RITL-to-copper connections. The NMT dc/dc converters operate from a single, isolated […]
Zapworld.Com (ZAP, Sebastopol, CA) announced the appointment of William R. Hartman as CFO. Hartman has been serving as a financial consultant for ZAP since January 2001 prior to joining as CFO. Hartman has over 15 years of experience as CFO and controller, including division controller for Sega of America, as well as other businesses in […]
Yuasa Inc. (Reading, PA) introduced the DXC battery, a new wrapped calcium flat plate battery optimized for high-rate, short-duration discharges. Designed for...
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 […]
SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) announced the appointment of Ted Lesster as Director of Engineering of the Technology Center, effective February 1, 1999. Lesster will have broad responsibilities for management and mentoring of the technical staff within the Technology Center, and for business development. Lesster is currently Chief Scientist of the Oceanic and Naval Systems […]
Todd Products Corp. (Brentwood, NY) introduced a new series of low-cost single- and multiple-output power supplies designed for computers and office automation equipment. Eleven models of the ac-input power supplies are available, with ratings from 40W to 85W. Available outputs for all models range from 3.3V at 10A to 48V at 1.8A. The power supplies […]