Energy Ventures Inc. (Toronto, Canada) recently announced that it has entered into a joint development agreement with Young Poong Corp. (Korea). According to the companies, the agreement will greatly accelerate the commercial development of Energy Venture's rechargeable nickel-zinc battery system. Batteries manufactured using Energy Venture's technology are forecasted to have a cost per unit of […]
Evercel Inc. (Danbury, CT) has begun shipping its Evertroll rechargeable nickel-zinc batteries from the company's manufacturing facility in Newport News, VA. The initial product is being delivered to customers who placed pre-orders through the company's website or through distributors. Evertroll will also be available direct to the consumer through retail catalog suppliers Cabela's and BassPro. […]
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 […]
Artesyn Technologies Inc. (Boca Raton, FL) recently added the BXB150-24V to the BXB family of standard, half-brick dc/dc converters. According to Artesyn, the BXB150-24V extends the output current capability of the 24V input series to 30A. Artesyn claims the BXB150-24V combines proven technology and high-reliability in a design suited to wireless, telecom and industrial systems […]
Less than a week after pledging more cost-cutting in 2001, Motorola Inc. (Harvard, IL) announced that it plans to cease cellular phone manufacturing operations at its Harvard campus, resulting in the elimination of some 2,500 jobs, or half the Harvard workforce. The Harvard facility was Motorola's only US cellular phone manufacturing facility. The remaining half […]
Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) recently announced a new Unitrode PWM controller, the UCC3895. According to the company, the device is designed to...
AVX Corp. (Myrtle Beach, SC) introduced a new higher-voltage U-dielectric capacitor. The company claims that the new ranges, from 100V to 200V, make the devices appropriate to applications requiring low ESR capacitors with higher voltage capabilities, such as amplifiers and modulators for communications and wireless network applications. The new higher-voltage U-dielectric capacitors are available in […]
Advanced Power Technology (Bend, OR) recently announced a new RF MOSFET optimized for high-power Class C, D and E operation from 1mHz to 120mHz. According to the company, the ARF450 is a matched pair of RF power MOSFETs in a common source configuration. It is designed for push-pull or parallel operation in scientific, commercial, medical […]
William Hewlett, co-founder of Hewlett-Packard Co. (Palo Alto, CA), died in his sleep on the morning of January 12, 2001 at the...
Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) recently introduced the TPS23xx, a new family of power controllers supporting the live insertion, or hot-swapping, of circuit...
Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. (Sunnyvale, CA) recently announced its new line of high-voltage PowerTrench MOSFETs. The new MOSFETs extend the PowerTrench line to...
ADC Telecommunications (Minnetonka, MN) recently introduced the Uninterrupted Power GMT Series, the latest addition to the ADC PowerWorx power distribution and protection line. According to the company, the device is designed to power and protect network equipment located in central offices and remote locations. The Uninterrupted Power GMT Series features two input power feeds. If […]
Ballard Power Systems Inc. (Vancouver, BC) recently announced that it has set the price for the previously announced public offering of 3,245,000 shares of its common stock at $105 (CDN $153.84) per share. Closing of the offering is scheduled for March 2, 2000. According to the company, the net proceeds from the offering will be […]
Arrow Electronics Inc. (New York) recently reported that its fourth-quarter profit rose 36 percent. Net income in the fourth quarter rose to $44.0 million, or $0.46 per share, from $32.3 million, or $0.34 per share in the same period a year earlier. According to Arrow, fourth-quarter sales grew 15 percent to $2.5 billion from $2.2 […]
AEP Communications LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Electric Power (Columbus, OH), and Cutler-Hammer, a business unit of Eaton Corp. (Cleveland, OH) recently announced they have entered into an alliance agreement to market and sell energy management, profiling, and billing products and services. According to the companies, the alliance provides multi-tenant building owners with […]