Energy Research Corp. (ERC, Danbury, CT) reported revenues for the third quarter ended July 31, 1999, of $4,416,000, compared with revenues of $5,537,000 for the same period a year ago. The company posted a net loss of $386,000, or $0.09 per share, compared to a net loss of $349,000, or $0.08 per share, for the […]
Advanced Vehicle Systems Inc. (AVS, Chattanooga, TN) recently received an order for 31 hybrid-electric buses from the City of Tempe, Arizona. The order reportedly has an option for up to 169 more buses, which are powered by MicroTurbines built by Capstone Turbine Corp. The order is the largest hybrid-electric bus order ever placed, according to […]
Midtronics Inc. (Burr Ridge, IL) recently announced that it posted record sales for its Micro Celltron standby backup battery testing system in June. According to Midtronics, the Micro Celltron is used by 9 of the 15 largest telecommunications companies worldwide, as well as major power utility, network and transportation companies. The Micro Celltron is a […]
Lithium Technology Corp. (LTC, Plymouth Meeting, PA) announced that it has received favorable initial test results from NASA Glenn Research Center (Cleveland, OH) on the company's 8.5Ah lithium-ion polymer cells. LTC had shipped 20 of the large (4" x 8" x 1/4") cells to NASA Glenn in March. After four months of storage at the […]
C&D Technologies Inc. (Blue Bell, PA) announced a 17 percent increase in net income for the second quarter ended July 31, 1999, to $7,045,000, or $0.54 per diluted share, from $6,000,000, or $0.47 per diluted share, for the same period a year ago. Net sales for the period rose 40 percent to $111,819,000, compared to […]
Infineon Technologies Corp. (San Jose, CA) introduced the first devices in a new generation of high-side, High-Current PROFET intelligent power switches. The new devices offer high thermal ratings and an Rds(on) of 2.5milliohms, and are capable of handling continuous amp load currents of 100A or more (450A inrush), according to Infineon.Like Infineon's recently announced miniPROFETs, […]
Cherry Semiconductor Corp. (East Greenwich, RI) introduced three new vacuum fluorescent display (VFD) driver ICs designed to eliminate excess circuitry in automotive instrumentation systems where the system microprocessor has sufficient pins to control driver ICs. The CS1084, CS1085 and CS1086 each contain a shift register, transparent data latches, a metal-mask read-only memory (ROM) and anode- […]
Moltech Corp. (Gainesville, FL) announced that the University of Wisconsin students receiving top rankings in the Tour de Sol and FutureTruck 2001...
Evercel Inc. (Danbury, CT) announced that its manufacturing partner, Xiamen Three Circles-ERC Battery Corp. Ltd. (China), has successfully completed a road test comparing Evercel's nickel-zinc battery to an equivalent size lead-acid battery. A nickel-zinc equipped scooter achieved twice the total life distance of the lead-acid alternative. The test, designed to determine the total lifetime range […]
NASA's solar-powered flying wing, the Helios, returned to earth after ascending 96,500ft. NASA had hoped the $15.0 million aircraft would reach an...
The Dynaload division of Transistor Devices Inc. (Randolph, NJ) recently introduced the WCL488 electronic load which uses a water cooling technique for...
Infineon Technologies Corp. (San Jose, CA) has added a new generation of miniPROFETs to its intelligent power switch offerings. The smaller, high-side switches offer new low-power ratings claimed to significantly prolong battery life. The miniPROFETs offer a 35 percent reduction in die size and are housed in PDSO-8 packages, the smallest currently available for smart […]
Epyx Corp. (Cambridge, MA) announced that it has successfully demonstrated high-efficiency and low-emission operation of a fuel cell power system using Syntroleum Corp. (Tulsa, Oklahoma) synthetic fuel and a Plug Power (Latham, NY) fuel cell stack. Epyx and Plug Power previously tested gasoline, ethanol, methanol and natural gas using an integrated system comprised of an […]
Medis Technologies Ltd. (New York, NY) reported its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2001, noting that non-cash items primarily resulting from accounting treatment relating to its June 2000 acquisition of the shares of Medis El Ltd., which it did not already own, had a material effect on this quarter's financial statements. As expected, […]
Power Technology Inc. (Las Vegas, NV) announced that the company is opening a permanent office in Beijing, China. The office will be headed by Alan Rainbird, who for the past six years has been involved in a program that has developed a range of electric bicycles, motor scooters, motorcycles, pick-up trucks, vans and busses. According […]