TelCom Semiconductor Inc. (Mountain View, CA) introduced the TC59, a low dropout, negative output voltage regulator designed specifically for battery-operated systems. The TC59 features typical low supply current of 3.0uA, and typical low dropout operation of 120mV at 50mA. Factory-programmed output voltages of -2.1V to -6.0V in 100mV steps are available. Applications include cellular phone […]
IsoSense Inc. (Cave Creek, AZ) recently introduced the 9001 family of overcurrent detectors (OCD). These hall-effect type current sensors are uniquely designed...
Powerex (Youngwood, PA) introduced two new additions to its low-inductance packaged U-Series IGBT product family. The CM800DU-12H is an 800A/600V dual package,...
Cherokee International (Tustin, CA) introduced its Tustin Series of non-isolated dc/dc surface-mount converters. The new LS20 models represent the most recent complement to the company's expanding line of board-mounted dc/dc offerings. The Tustin Series power modules are designed for high-performance DSP and microprocessor circuits and system board-level applications. Cherokee claims that each module employs synchronous […]
American Power Conversion Corp. (APC, West Kingston, RI) introduced what it claims to be the industry's first all-in-one power protection, management and enclosure solution that is shipped pre-assembled. The comprehensive bundle includes APC's rackmount Smart-UPS uninterruptible power supplies; the company's NetShelter 42U environmental enclosure, which accommodates all industry standard 19 rackmount equipment; and APC's UPS […]
Oryx Technology Corp. (Fremont, CA) announced that IRISO Electronics Corp. Ltd. (Japan), a licensee of Oryx's SurgX technology, has received its first substantial order from a major Japanese audio systems manufacturer for discrete components utilizing Oryx's SurgX electrostatic discharge protection technology. The initial order is for 300,000 units per month. Oryx stated that it has […]
Golden Genesis Co. (Golden, CO) announced the appointment of J. Michael Davis as President and CEO. Davis previously served as Vice President and COO.
PowerSmart Inc. (Shelton, CT) introduced the new P3 family of smart battery ICs, which is claimed to bring a new level of customization not previously available with other smart battery ICs. PowerSmart provides software designed to enable easy customization of battery control algorithm parameters and cell performance models to meet applications requirements and achieve high […]
Tucson Electric Power Co. (TEP, Tucson, AZ), sister company Global Solar Energy LLC (Wheat Ridge, Colorado) and Tucson commercial and home building firm John Wesley Miller Companies announced plans to develop a solar community in Tucson. The 14-acre community will be located in the historic Armory Park of Tucson and will consist of no more […]
Lithium Technology Corp. (LTC, Plymouth Meeting, PA) announced that Arif Maskatia, a US-based executive with Acer Inc. (Taiwan), has joined its board of directors. Maskatia is currently Vice President of the Advanced Technology & Portable Development Group for Acer Advanced Labs (San Jose, CA), responsible for development of new notebook computer platforms. "We are very […]
Arrow Electronics Inc. (Melville, NY) announced that it will be the exclusive distributor for Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc.'s (TAEC, Irvine, CA) high-power semiconductor products in North America beginning April 1, 1999. Toshiba's line of power devices include co-pack, IGBT modules, integrated devices (IPM/PIM), high-voltage modules, IGBT press packs and gate turn-off (GTO) thyristors. "We […]
Unique Mobility Inc. (UQM, Golden, CO) announced that it has delivered electric propulsion system components to Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Israel) as part of their development and installation of a hybrid-electric powertrain system in a heavy tracked vehicle.The hybrid-electric propulsion system components included two SR286 waterproof traction motors, rated at 75kW each, a similarly sized […]
Bolder Technologies Corp. (Golden, CO) reported a net loss for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 1998, of $2.8 million, or $0.33 per share, compared to a net loss of approximately $2.6 million, or $0.31 per share, the same period a year ago. Revenues for the quarter were $662,752, compared to $658,160 a year ago.For […]
Parker Ranch (Kamuela, HI) and PowerLight Corp. (Berkeley, CA) announced what they claim is the world's largest hybrid solar-wind energy power project. Designed and managed by PowerLight, the installation is located in Waimean pastures in Hawaii and incorporates photovoltaic and wind technologies. The project covers approximately two acres and generates most of the power required […]
Lucent Technologies Power Systems (LPS, Mesquite, TX) introduced a new line of dc/dc converter surface-mount power modules for telecommunications and data networking applications that are manufactured using an innovative lead-free soldering process claimed to ensure reliability. Bell Labs engineers designed the lead-free soldering process to address stability and reliability issues typically seen in surface-mount components […]