Lucent Technologies (Dallas, TX) unveiled the Young Stability Curve at Wescon 2000. The Young Stability Curve is a new graphical design tool that quickly verifies product quality and reduces the time it takes to get a product out of the laboratory and into the marketplace. It works with all products and processes that contain a […]
Centurion Wireless Technologies (Lincoln, NE), manufacturer of batteries for cellular phones, wireless Internet access devices and laptop computers, has filed to sell shares to the public. The company said in a filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it is looking to raise $80.5 million in an initial public offering of common stock. […]
Magna-Power Electronics Inc. (Boonton, NJ), manufacturer of ac/dc power supplies in the 3,300 to 750,000W range, announced that it will double its present size in October 2000. According to the president of the company, Ira Pitel, "The worldwide demand for our products required us to make this move two years earlier than we had projected."
The US Council for Automotive Research (USCAR) recently approved the formation of a new working group whose goal will be to guide a major change from 14V to 42V in the electrical architecture that powers the majority of American vehicles.Leaders from USCAR member companies, including DaimlerChrysler, Ford and General Motors, have recognized that there is […]
The New South Wales Police Services are using 12 Zapworld.Com (Sebastopol, CA) electric bikes to travel through traffic and respond to calls at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. According to consultant Ted Wilson, although there are many types of vehicles available for troops in the Olympic Village, "the ZAP bikes were unanimously voted […]
American Electric Automobile Company (San Diego, CA) announced a change of control in ownership, board of directors and operations which took effect on September 13, 2000. The three former directors, Edward F. Myers, Gary G.DeGano and Betty N. Myers, stepped down from their positions to allow operations and control to pass to a new management […]
Innovatec Communications LLC (Milwaukee, WI) announced that it has signed a purchase and supply agreement with the South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G, Columbia, SC), the largest subsidiary of SCANA Corporation. The agreement calls for the use of Innova-tec's AxisPath fixed wireless network in targeted sections of SCE&G's service territory in early 2001.The system […]
Electric Fuel Corporation (Iselin, NJ) announced that the German government has issued a contract to undertake a cooperative all-electric hybrid vehicle development and demonstration program in Germany. A consortium comprised of Electric Fuel's Electrical Vehicle Division, and several major German industrial firms and academic institutions will implement the program, announced in January 2000. The four-year […]
Ballard Power Systems (Burnaby, BC) held a ceremony recently in which they accepted a prototype battery-powered car from Ford Motor Co. (Detroit, MI). The ceremony was significant because the Ford design will potentially rival cars powered by Ballard's electricity-producing fuel cells. Ford officials, however, believe that different technologies for powering environmentally-friendly electric cars will co-exist […]
IdaTech (Bend, OR), a part of IDACORP, recently announced that it has received official notice from the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA, Portland, OR) to proceed with the design and production of the first block of 50 beta fuel cell systems for testing in 2001. The announcement comes at the completion of three months of field […]
Texaco Energy Systems Inc. (TESI, White Plains, NY) and Energy Conversion Devices Inc. (ECD, Troy, MI) announced the formation of Texaco Ovonic Fuel Cell Company LLC, a fifty-fifty joint venture to further develop and advance the commercialization of the Ovonic Regenerative Fuel Cell.Under the terms of the joint venture agreement, ECD will provide proprietary technology […]
The new Intergy R5848 single-phase rectifier from Invensys Energy Systems (Phoenix, AZ) was introduced at the recent Intelec 2000 show in Phoenix....
International Rectifier (IR, El Segundo, CA) announced the extension of its line of low-voltage HEXFET power MOSFETs targeted at automotive applications. The...
American Superconductor Corp. (Westborough, MA) reported that revenues for the third quarter of fiscal 2001 ended December 31, 2000, were $5.6 million compared with $5.0 million recorded in the same period last year. Revenues for the third quarter ended December 31, 2000, included $3.5 million in sales of the company's Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage products, […]
DTMagnetics (Dover, NH) introduced a new catalog-standard FET/IGBT gate drive transformer. The new device, called a Mini Gate Drive Transformer (MGDT), is...