Celestica Inc. (Toronto) recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of VXI Electronics (Portland, OR), a power conversion products provider and designer and manufacturer of voltage regulator modules (VRMs) and custom power supplies. VXI will be operating under the name Celestica Oregon. According to Celestica, VXI is a valuable addition to Celestica's power business, […]
Astec Power (Carlsbad, CA) has launched a series of high-efficiency models to complement its high-density dc/dc converter product line. With a temperature...
AVX Corp. (Myrtle Beach, SC) announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance agreement with Lucent Technologies (Murray Hill, NJ). The agreement is part of Lucent's recently implemented Supplier Relationship Program, in which Lucent and AVX will collaborate on cost-reduction initiatives and design, share technology roadmaps, and work together to reach mutually developed business […]
Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. (Japan) recently announced the development of a thin-type lithium-polymer secondary battery. Production will be located at Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd, Soft Energy Company in Japan. The production capabilities will reach 400,000 cells per month by the spring of 2000, according to Sanyo. The battery, UP363562, measures 3.6mm thick x 35mm wide […]
Westcor (Sunnyvale, CA), a division of Vicor, recently introduced the UniPAC. The UniPAC is Vicor's second generation high-density dc/dc converter designed for...
BK Precision Corp. (Placentia, CA) released a new Model 1652 digital triple-output power supply to its product line. Utilizing a 115Vac outlet...
Nokia (Finland) recently announced that it will begin shipping its first ultra-thin (7.8 millimeter) lithium-polymer battery. According to Nokia, this battery is designed to be compatible with the world's most popular mobile phones including the Nokia 5100, Nokia 6100 and Nokia 7100 Series digital phones and Nokia 640, Nokia 650 (NMT 450) and Nokia RinGo […]
The Electric Vehicle Association of the Americas (EVAA, Washington, DC) is hosting the North American Electric Vehicle and Infrastructure Conference and Exposition, NAEVI 1999, November 17-20, in Atlanta, GA. The world's biggest auto companies, as well as some of the most innovative electric vehicle product manufacturers, are set to show a number of new technologies […]
Unitrode Corp. (Merrimack, NH) recently introduced a family of low-voltage synchronous buck controllers designed for on-board power and other dc/dc power-conversion applications in the EDP, data communication and telecommunication markets. The UCC3585 features an industry-low input voltage (2.7V to 6.0V) operation that is compatible with 3.3V only, battery input and other low-voltage systems, according to […]
Unipower Corporation (Coral Springs, FL) recently announced that the new RS Series front ends have 2,500W output with active power-factor correction. The two models available are the 24Vdc at 104.2A and the 48Vdc at 52.1A. Power density is 11W per cubic inch in a fan-cooled, low-profile case 3.3in x 4.9in x 14in. There are two […]
American Power Conversion (APC, West Kingston, RI) recently announced that it is expanding its three-phase on-line power protection solutions in North America...
Maxwell Technologies Inc. (San Diego, CA) reported record revenues for its fourth fiscal quarter ended July 31, 1999, of $49.8 million, compared with revenues of $40.0 million for the same period a year ago. The company's fourth quarter was $3.7 million, or $0.38 per share, after giving effect to special charges and credits, compared to […]
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (Malvern, PA) has announced that it is sampling the industry's first power MOSFETs in a leadless, 1206 surface-mount package with a total footprint of 3.05mm x 1.80mm. The new Vishay Siliconix ChipFET power MOSFETs occupy approximately half the board area required by a leaded TSOP-6. This specification allows designers to reduce the […]
Unitrode Corp. (Merrimack, NH) recently announced the bq2052 Benchmarq Gas Gauge IC for capacity monitoring of primary lithium battery packs. The bq2052 monitors critical parameters of Lithium Sulfur Dioxide (LiSO2) and Lithium Manganese Dioxide (LiMnO2) battery packs, by using the latest Unitrode gas gauge platform. Both battery pack types are extensively used in military communication […]
Lynntech Inc. (College Station, TX) delivered four prototype, self-contained, direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) power supply systems to the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL, Adelphi, MD) at the completion of a small business innovation research phase two contract. The fuel cell prototypes provide a fully regulated 15W/12V output and were developed for use as individual […]