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 […]
Tripp Lite (Chicago) introduces new Unison true on-line UPS systems in the 1,000VA to 2,200VA range. Unison 1kVA, model SU1000RT (Rack/Tower), and 2.2kVA, model SU2200RT, UPS Systems allow users to utilize them in either rackmount or tower applications without additional expense. The SU1000RT and SU2200RT UPSs require only 2U rack space when used in rackmount […]
Mitra Power Systems (Belgium) recently announced their new Secondary Access Networks (SAN) integrated power systems line. Mitra claims that the SAN system...
This year's Intel Technology Symposium (ITS, September 8-9, Seattle, WA) provided an interesting peek into one possible future for PC, Workstation and Server power architectures. The most interesting proposal made during the meeting related to the potential use of high-frequency ac (HFAC) power architectures in future generations of systems.The prototype HFAC system uses a unique […]
Vicor Corp. (Andover, MA) announced that it has entered into a license agreement with Astec Advanced Power Systems Ltd. (Astec APS, Canada). Under this agreement, Astec APS has acquired non-exclusive rights to use Vicor's patented "reset" technology in its products. Astec APS, formerly the Advanced Power Systems business of Nortel, was acquired by Astec from […]
Ericsson Energy Systems (Sweden) introduced two new models in its 60W PKG family of dc/dc power modules. The new 48V/60V input power...
Avansys (San Jose, CA) has introduced a new line of 10W, single output dc/dc converters. These 1" x 2" converters use industry standard footprints, but also include trim and control functions. The first converters available have 5V inputs and provide a non-isolated 3.3V output. Additional input and output combinations are under development and will include […]
RO Associates Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) announced UL, CSA and TUV agency approvals and CE Mark on 40-60W and 63-120W families of half-brick...
Cooper Electronic Technologies (Boynton Beach, FL) has published a 96-page technical design guide to its Coiltronics brand of inductors and transformers. The...
Ballard Power Systems (British Columbia, Canada) announced that it has signed a long-term agreement with UCAR International Inc. (Nashville, TN) for the joint development and exclusive supply of GRAFOIL Flexible Graphite for Ballard fuel cells. Flexible graphite is claimed to be a key material in the manufacture of flow field plates for fuel cells.Flow field […]
American Power Conversion (APC, West Kingston, RI) and EnergyOn.com recently announced that the two companies will enter into a co-marketing agreement whereby energyOn.com will promote and sell select APC power protection solutions on its site. EnergyOn.com is an independent information and access resource for consumers to shop the energy providers in their service area for […]
The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA, Portland, OR) recently announced its initial research partners in a fuel cell demonstration project. These BPA public utility customers and utility organizations will be the first to test proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells as part of BPA's fuel cell program. This brings BPA and the utilities in the Northwest […]