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 […]
Evercel Inc. (Danbury, CT) announced the successful completion and qualification of the Xiamen Three Circles-ERC Battery Corp. Ltd. (China) manufacturing facility in Xiamen, China. Evercel also announced that Xiamen Three Circles-ERC Battery has received its first production order from Xiamen Bicycle Company (China) and that shipment of Evercel's nickel-zinc rechargeable battery will begin this month. […]
Lithium Technology Corp. (LTC, Plymouth Meeting, PA) announced it has closed on a $450,000 equity bridge financing transaction with private investors. The proceeds are expected to provide operating cash flow while LTC pursues certain strategic partnership opportunities already underway, as well as other private investment initiatives, the firm stated.
Zapworld.Com Inc. (ZAP, Sebastopol, CA) announced it is launching an Internet affiliate program under which anyone who has a website can earn commissions by referring customers to ZAP. According to ZAP, the program is similar to one offered by Internet bookseller Amazon.com, which claims to have over 300,000 affiliates. ZAP will provide a monthly report […]
Bolder Technologies Corp. (Golden, CO) reported a net loss for the second quarter ended June 30, 1999, of $4.1 million, or $0.43 per share, on revenues of $88,563, compared to a net loss of $2.4 million, or $0.29 per share, on revenues of $531,881, for the same period last year. For the six months ended […]
Catalytica Energy Systems Inc. (Mountain View, CA) announced that it is expanding its operations into a new facility in the Phoenix, AZ, area. The 43,472sqft facility will house various administrative functions as well as the company's engineering center and its commercial manufacturing operations. Catalytica will begin to occupy this new facility in October, with a […]