Ballard Power Systems announced that Dantherm Power, a Danish system integrator in which it has a controlling interest, has signed a collaboration agreement with Delta Power Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd. to market clean energy fuel cell power solutions in the Indian telecommunications sector. Delta Power Solutions (India) is a subsidiary of Delta Electronics (Thailand) PLC, […]
TDK-EPC, a group company of the TDK Corp., has intensified its support of STMicroelectronics (ST) in the creation of tested energy-saving solutions....
Cooper Industries plc announced the acquisition of Martek Power, a manufacturer of power electronic components for approximately €130 million (inclusive of assumed debt). Martek specializes in the manufacture of highly specialized power management devices for the military, heavy-duty transportation, aerospace, medical, telecom and hybrid/electrical vehicle markets. Martek will become part of the Cooper Bussmann division […]
Johnson Controls, Inc. opened its newly renovated, state-of-the-art Battery Technology Center and Battery Test Facility at its Power Solutions headquarters in Glendale, Wisconsin. The facility is the largest energy storage technical center in North America. "Our Battery Technology Center and Battery Test Facility will ensure that we not only have the best products on the […]
GE Lighting announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Lightech, a privately held, advanced lighting technology leader based near Tel Aviv, Israel, with commercial teams in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. Lightech specializes in providing LED electronic drivers, plus halogen transformers, to the lighting industry. GE states that this strategic acquisition supports its […]
The ZigBee Allianceannounced that an update to ZigBee® Smart Energy™ version 1, the first and only widely available Advanced Metering Infrastructure standard, is now available for product development and public download. ZigBee states that the ZigBee Smart Energy is the industry leading standard helping to create greener homes by giving consumers the information and automation […]
Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced that it has made a $500,000 equity investment in Tecogen Inc., a developer and manufacturer of natural gas-driven combined heat and power (CHP) products for commercial and industrial facilities. The investment is a strategic addition to the utility company’s growing clean energy portfolio. Tecogen systems supply electric power or […]
Cisco announced what it says is the industry’s first 60W Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability for one of the most widely deployed enterprise class switches in the industry, the Cisco Catalyst® 4500E Switch. Powering communications and IT devices via Ethernet cables instead of a main electricity supply can reduce power consumption during times when devices […]
Siemens Industry, Inc. announced its new VersiCharge™ line of electrical vehicle (EV) charging stations designed for home owners ready to move from the pump to the plug. VersiCharge EV charging stations will be available through Siemens’ sales channels by the end of the year. Offering flexibility in wiring, communication and charging time, the Siemens VersiCharge […]
SensorDynamics announced that it was acquired by Maxim Integrated Products. Maxim is paying approximately $130 million plus the assumption of about $34 million in debt to acquire SensorDynamics. In the near term, SensorDynamics states that this acquisition enables it focus on its engineering strength for MEMS and wireless semiconductor products, while making use of Maxim […]
MicroPlanet, a provider of smart grid technology, announced that it has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification for two of its next generation voltage regulators. Additionally, the company has delivered its patented technology devices to new utility and commercial customers. The company has received UL certification for two of its commercial next generation voltage regulators. These […]
The ZigBee® Alliance announced a revised Smart Energy version 2.0 standard is available for public review and comment. The revised draft 0.7 document includes progress made by the Smart Energy Working Group on a variety of topics identified during the last ballot. The draft now enters the next 30-day ballot period and simultaneously, the Alliance […]
The embedded ac-dc power supply market is facing an unprecedented number of opportunities that have not been typical for this industry in...
CyboEnergy, a subsidiary of CyboSoft, General Cybernation Group Inc., unveiled its patent-pending CyboInverter, said by the company to be the world’s first solar power Mini-Inverter. Each 4-channel CyboInverter can connect to four PV solar panels using standard MC-4 connectors. Multiple CyboInverters can easily daisy chain with ac cables, which connect to the power grid on […]
Akros Silicon Inc. announced the new Energy$ense™ family of multi-output, digital dc-dc power management unit (DPMU) ICs. Energy$ense technology features include real-time power measurements and power-subsystem health monitoring, high efficiency (94% peak) and ultra-low standby current (<10µA), digital power control (via I2C) for selectable power operating modes, fast transient-handling capability for implementing adaptive power profiles, […]