FuelCell Energy Inc. (Danbury, CT) announced that its board of directors has declared a 100-percent stock dividend on its common stock, having the effect of a two-for-one stock split. Stockholders of record on September 6, 2000, will be entitled to one additional share of common stock for each share of the company's common stock held […]
Aluminum-Power Inc. (Toronto, Canada) announced that its aluminum-air battery delivered unprecedented power output in recent commercial tests in a cellular phone. "In actual operating conditions, the aluminum-air fuel-cell-based battery delivered ground-breaking performance, powering a cellular phone to eight hours of talk-time and 5.5 days in standby mode," said Rafael Ferry, vice president of marketing for […]
DCH Technology Inc. (DCHT, Valencia, CA) announced that the Electric Power Research Institute PEAC Corp. (EPRI PEAC, Palo Alto, CA) has purchased a state-of-the-art power quality system from DCHT's wholly owned subsidiary, Enable Fuel Cells Corp. (Middleton, WI). EPRI PEAC purchased the Enable system after a comprehensive analysis of alternative fuel cell systems, and demonstrated […]
SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) reported financial results for the third quarter ended June 30, 2000. Revenue for the third quarter increased by $4.6 million, or 112 percent, to a record $8.7 million versus $4.1 million in the third quarter of 1999. Revenue for the first nine months of 2000 increased by $9.3 million, or […]
Zapworld.Com (ZAP, Sebastopol, CA) announced that it has an agreement to form a joint venture with Ningbo Topp Industrial Co. Ltd. (Ningbo, China) to manufacture and distribute EVs in China, starting with the Zappy scooter. Under the terms of the joint venture, Ningbo will purchase key components from ZAP, assemble and distribute the Zappy in […]
Metallic Power (Carlsbad, CA) announced that it has successfully demonstrated what it claims is the world's first fuel-cell-based portable power source powered by a solid, safe and completely recyclable fuel. The company's latest version of its zinc-air fuel cell provides more than 1kWh of energy using a single, sealed, quick-change fuel cartridge containing zinc and […]
EOS Corp. (Camarillo, CA) announced it has published a product guide highlighting more than 80 new internally mounted open-frame switching ac/dc power supplies introduced since January 2000. The 18-page catalog, posted on EOS' website and printed in hand-out form, will aid customers in matching power supply needs to their applications. Highlighted products are EOS' expanded […]
The US Postal Service and the Chugach Electric Association Inc. (Anchorage, AK), have established a fuel cell system that they claim is the largest commercial fuel cell system in the nation and is part of an electric utility's grid. In a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Anchorage Mail Processing Center, the 1MW fuel cell system was […]
SoftSwitching Technologies (Madison, WI) announced the appointment of Vikram S. Budhraja to its board of directors. Budhraja, president of Electric Power Group LLC, holds extensive senior executive experience in the electric power industry in the areas of operations, managing business units, strategy, industry restructuring, investments, technologies, start-ups, and venture capital. "Budhraja brings in-depth knowledge of […]
Microsemi Corp. (Santa Ana, CA) has introduced a low-current 500V MOSFET in the company's proprietary Powermite 3 plastic surface-mount package. Microsemi claims...
Siliconix Inc. (Malvern, PA), a subsidiary of Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (Malvern, PA), has started shipping two LDO voltage regulators for power conversion in cellular phones and PDAs, plus a suite of TrenchFET power MOSFETs aimed at 42V bus automotive applications. The Vishay Siliconix Si9182BH and Si9183BT LDO voltage regulators are designed to provide power to […]
Two new families of 1.8V, single-supply, rail-to-rail operational amplifiers from Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) give designers of portable and hand-held systems the...
Eumac Inc. (Phoenix, AZ) is currently developing the new Model ISO-01 battery-powered isolation amplifier. The EUMAC ISO-01 is a battery-powered isolation amplifier that completely isolates the input channels from one another and the output to test equipment down-stream. This amplifier is useful to field technicians and engineers who frequently need to view two or more […]
Artesyn Technologies (Boca Raton, FL) announced that it has acquired privately held Azcore Technologies (Tucson, AZ). Azcore focuses exclusively on fast-growing markets, which require high-efficiency dc/dc converters with a special emphasis on surface-mountable board-level products. The all-cash acquisition, which will be accounted for as a purchase transaction, includes fixed payments of approximately $5.8 million and […]
Beacon Power Corp. (Woburn, MA), a subsidiary of SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA), filed with regulators to seek as much as $115.0 million in an initial public offering. It did not say in a preliminary prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission how many shares it expects to offer or the expected initial price […]