Power Solutions Inc. (Pompano Beach, FL) announced the addition of a 1.45Vdc output capability to its Exceslsys Easymod family of 400W to 1,000W configurable switch-mode power supplies. Designed as the power solutions for cost, effective single-piece or quantity production runs the AP400/600 and AQ600/1000 models up to 1,000W of output power. The new family of […]
Vicor (Andover, MA) has released a 24V family of second-generation dc/dc converter modules. These modules are designed for communications, process control, defense...
As part of their 20th anniversary celebration, e/j Bloom Associates Inc. (San Rafael, CA) is offering three new editions of its Modern Power-Conversion Design Techniques course for power electronics engineers in the US and Scotland. The first segment of the five-day course is two days in length and concentrates on basic design and analysis principles […]
N2Power Inc. (Westlake Village, CA) has debuted a new product in their XL-125 Series of ultra-small power supplies. The 125W XL-125-8 incorporates universal input and PFC with outputs providing 5V at 16.5A, 12V at 5A and -12V at 0.5A. The package size is 3" x 5" x 1.25". President and CEO of N2Power David Barton […]
Zogby America (Utica, NY) polled 1,199 Americans this December, asking the question, "Considering the price of gasoline, how likely would you be to buy an electric or hybrid vehicle if they were available, but only at a higher price than most new cars?" In response, more than one-quarter (27 percent) of Americans say that they […]
International Power Sources (Holliston, MA) has released the new IH Series, a line of miniature board-mount dc/dc converters. These converters supply 2W in seven-pin SIP and 14-pin DIP packages. Input-to-output isolation is 1,000Vdc, with 3,000Vdc isolation available as an option. The IH Series includes 12 models with dual-output voltages of ±5Vdc, ±9Vdc, ±12Vdc and ±15Vdc […]
Mercedes (Germany) electric bikes will be sold in the US for the first time through select dealers and direct from Total EV,...
Sipex (Billerica, MA) has announced the availability of its new IC, the SP2526, an integrated 3V to 5V USB dual-power control switch, designed for self-powered and bus-powered USB computer peripherals. The SP2526 features soft-start, over-current protection, fault notification and enable/disable control. The two independent power switches source 500mA each and are controlled by separate enables. […]
MGE UPS Systems (Costa Mesa, CA) has been awarded Microsoft's Windows Millennium Edition (Me) Certification logo for its line of Pulsar Ellipse UPSs with USB or serial RS232 ports. With this certification, MGE's Ellipse UPSs are guaranteed to be compatible with the new Me operating system. MGE's new Ellipse UPSs offer plug-and-play installation while providing […]
Sipex Corp. (Billerica, MA) announced that revenue and earnings will be lower than the company expected for the fourth quarter. The company, which reported revenues of $22.0 million in the fourth quarter a year ago, reported that it expects revenue in the fourth quarter of 2000 to be approximately $23.0 to $27.0 million, lower than […]
Catalytica Inc. (Mountain View, CA) has announced the cash merger consideration in connection with Catalytica's acquisition by Synotex Co. Inc., a US subsidiary of DSM (Netherlands). Each stockholder of record at the close of business on December 15, 2000, will be receiving $10.14 in cash per share of Catalytia stock owned. In addition, those stockholders […]
Dynetek Industries (Canada) has announced that the new fuel cell-powered Xterra FCV, produced by Nissan (Japan), uses Dynetek's lightweight fuel-storage system. Nissan...
Felix Zandman, chairman and CEO of Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (Malvern, PA) announced that Vishay's sales and net earnings for the fourth quarter, ending December 31, 2000, would be five to seven percent lower than previously expected due to customer order cancellations and extended deliveries. Earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2000 were estimated […]
ON Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ) has announced the availability of the MC33501 and MC33503, ultra-low voltage operational amplifiers that can be powered from...
DCH Technology Inc. (Valencia, CA) announced that Daido Metal Ltd. (Nagoya, Japan) and DCH's wholly owned subsidiary, Enable Fuel Cells Corp. have finalized their joint venture agreement. The announcement was made to the Asian press in Nagoya, Japan. DCH Chairman David Haberman and Daido President Segio Hanji formally launched the NeWave Fuel Cell Corp. (Japan) […]