The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE, Freiburg, Germany) recently announced the development of a low-voltage dc/dc converter that creates output voltages between 12 and 350V with a high efficiency from input voltages as low as 0.7V. According to ISE, the converter opens up new application possibilities for energy converters such as fuel cells, […]
Exide Electronics Inc. (Raleigh, NC) recently introduced the Powerware 9315-750, the latest addition to its Powerware Plus series of uninterruptible power systems....
Schaefer Inc. (Ashland, MA) introduced the C5800 Series of 12kW, 6U/9U high, 19" rack compatible dc/dc and ac/dc converters. Typical applications include...
Microsemi Corp. (Santa Ana, CA) announced it has signed an agreement to provide Compaq Computer Corp. with $3.5 million worth of power protection devices over the 1999 calendar year. Parts to be supplies include Microsemi's Powermite low profile power management diodes and custom-designed transient voltage suppression devices. The devices will be incorporated into Compaq's commercial […]
AVO International (Dallas) introduced the Multi-Amp SR-98 Relay Test Set, a universal relay test system. The SR-98 performs at 115A at 920VA,...
Siemens Semiconductors (Munich) announced that it will be spun off to form a separate legal entity, Infineon Technologies AG, on April 1, 1999. The company will have headquarters in Europe. According to the firm, the move is a prerequisite for listing Semiconductors on stock exchanges late this year or early next year. Until then, the […]
AVO International (Dallas) introduced the Megger MHP1 and MHP2 Production HiPots, designed for workshop and production-line testing of finished electrical products. The...
American Superconductor Corp. (Westborough, MA) announced the shipment of its first Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) product to Europe. The unit was sold to Austrian utility STEWEAG, which ordered the unit in January 1999. The SMES unit is expected to eliminate 100 percent of these power quality problems. Housed in a portable 48-foot trailer, the […]
Cherry Semiconductor Corp. (East Greenwich, RI) announced the appointment of Joe Reichbach to the position of vice president, worldwide sales and marketing. Reichbach previously served as vice president of sales and marketing for Merix Corp. (Forest Grove, OR), a supplier of advanced interconnect solutions. He will oversee all of Cherry's marketing and sales functions, including […]
Pinnacle VRB Ltd. (Australia) recently signed an agreement with Unisearch Ltd. (Sydney) to commercialize the vanadium redox battery (VRB) developed at the University of New South Wales (UNSW, Sydney). Under the agreement, Unisearch, which is UNSW's commercial company, assigned all interest in the battery to Pinnacle in exchange for A$1.5 million and A$6 million worth […]
C&D Technologies Inc. (Blue Bell, PA) reported net income for the fourth quarter ended January 31, 1999, of $5,552,000, or $0.43 per diluted share, compared to $5,527,000, or $0.43 per diluted share, for the same period last year. Sales for the fourth quarter were $73,386,000, compared to $77,952,000 for the same period a year ago.For […]
Active Power Inc. (Austin, TX) announced that Exide Electronics Group Inc. (Raleigh, NC) has agreed to sell, service and support worldwide an Exide-branded flywheel customized and manufactured by Active Power. The flywheel manufacturing agreement is part of Exide Electronics' Strategic Power Partners Program announced last week, which Active Power has joined as a charter member.Under […]
Cyberex LLC (Mentor, OH) introduced its next-generation CyberWave UPS, intended for industrial, petrochemical and utility environments. The UPS is available in nine different kVA ratings between 10-112kVA, all single-phase output. According to Cyberex, the CyberWave is the first industrial UPS with full digital control. The system can be controlled and monitored through an interactive, touch […]
Applied Power Corp. (APC, Lacey, WA) announced the acquisition of Ascension Technology Inc. (ATI, Waltham, MA). APC also announced the development of Readypower, claimed to be the first standardized backup power/alternative energy system product line specifically designed for Emergency Preparedness applications.According to APC, the acquisition of ATI is intended to strengthen the firm's presence in […]
C&D Technologies Inc. (Blue Bell, PA) announced it has completed the acquisition of the business and assets of the Industrial Battery Division of Johnson Controls (Milwaukee, WI) for approximately $120 million in cash and the assumption of certain liabilities. A closing on the acquisition of a related joint venture in China is expected in the […]