UQM Technologies (Golden, CO) announced that it will supply UQM propulsion motors, generators and power electronic controllers to PEI Electronics Inc. (Huntsville, AL). UQM reports that this is part of a program with AM General Corp. (South Bend, IN) to develop pre-production high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles (HUMVEEs) powered by a hybrid-electric powertrain. Commenting on the […]
International Rectifier Corp. (IR, El Segundo, CA) announced a strategic collaboration with Sanken Electric Co. Ltd. (Japan) that includes joint design and development activity between the two power semiconductor companies for next-generation proprietary power-management products. The collaboration also includes a cross-shareholding agreement. IR has agreed to purchase approximately two percent of Sanken's shares, for about […]
Exide Technologies (Princeton, NJ) has signed a multi-year development and supply agreement with Maxwell Technologies Inc. (San Diego, CA) to develop and market advanced, integrated stored energy systems for military, commercial and certain types of passenger vehicles. The partnership will produce battery/ultracapacitor systems that incorporate Exide Technologies' spiral-wound Exide Select Orbital batteries and Maxwell's PowerCache […]
Tyco Electronics Corp. (Menlo Park, CA) announced that Avnet (Phoenix, AZ) will be an authorized distributor for the PolySwitch, Power Switch and SiBar circuit protection components from its Raychem Circuit Protection division in North and South America. Avnet will distribute Raychem Circuit Protection's full line of PolySwitch resettable fuses designed for computers, consumer electronics, automobiles, […]
Exide Technologies (Princeton, NJ) announced that Exide Australia recently earned an "A" rating by Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd. (MMAL). The manufacturing facility won the Supplier Quality Performance (SQP) rating for the period July through December 2000 for the ability to deliver on time and in full, meeting the stringent standards related to defective parts and […]
Millennium Cell Inc. (Eatontown, NJ) announced that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent with Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (Allentown, PA). Millennium Cell and Air Products are discussing the possibility of entering into a joint research agreement aimed at developing the process for converting sodium borates to sodium borohydride. "Air Products is a […]
Siliconix (Santa Clara, CA) released a new series of Little Foot MOSFETs aimed at isolated dc/dc converters powered by a 24V or...
Exide Technologies (Princeton, NJ) has signed a $10 million agreement to be the sole lead-acid battery supplier for the Revolutionary Electric Vehicle Alternative (REVA) car-making project in Bangalore, India. REVA is a joint venture between AEVT and the Maini Group (India). The REVA car, to be launched in June 2001, is claimed to be India's […]
Fuel Cell Technologies Corp. (FCT, Canada) has passed another milestone in the development of its high-endurance energy system that will power the Atlantic Layer Tracking Experiment (ALTEX) Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) under the Arctic ice cap. The FCT system powered the ALTEX AUV for more than 78 hours off the coast of California, completing numerous […]
Hydro-Québec (Canada) has signed an agreement with Kerr McGee Chemical LLC (Oklahoma City, OK) to develop and market AVESTOR Corp.'s (Canada) lithium-metal-polymer battery (LMP). The announcement was made near the future site of a new battery plant by Bernard Landry, premier of Quebec, André Caillé, president and CEO of Hydro-Québec, and Luke Corbett, chairman and […]
National Instruments (NI, Austin, TX) and the automation and drives group of Siemens AG (Germany) announced a cooperative effort to develop measurement and automation solutions for a wide range of applications requiring precise measurement and control of manufacturing processes. The working relationship brings together Siemens' strength in manufacturing automation and control with the leadership of […]
Zapworld.Com (Sebastopol, CA) has asked its shareholders to approve a name change from Zapworld.Com to ZAP. According to the company, ZAP is an acronym for Zero Air Pollution, and is more in line with the company's recently announced repositioning plans. The company is shifting from an electric scooter company to a more comprehensive marketer and […]
Honda (Torrance, CA) has announced its new Insight CVT, which it claims is the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the US with an...
Zapworld.Com (ZAP, Sebastopol, CA) reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2001. Revenue for the quarter was $2.0 million, up 6.1 percent compared with $1.9 million in 2000. The company incurred a net loss of $1.3 million, or $0.22 per share, after accounting for other income and the dividend on the […]
NESS Corp. (Korea) announced the introduction of its 2.3V ultracapacitor technology for fuel-cell applications. The new 2,500F ultracapacitor exhibits energy densitites of...