Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. Ltd. (Osaka, Japan), the manufacturer of Panasonic and National brand batteries, announced it has started mass-production of ultra-thin lithium-polymer batteries. Matsushita claims it is the first in the industry to commence mass production of the batteries, beginning this month with production capacity of 300,000 cells per month.The new batteries are 3.6mm […]
Dallas Semiconductor Corp. (Dallas) announced it has concluded a patent license agreement with Toshiba Battery Co. Ltd. (Japan), covering Dallas Semiconductor's battery management technology embodied in US Patent Nos. 5,592,069 and 5,694,024. Toshiba Battery was granted a license in exchange for the payment of license fees and royalties to Dallas Semiconductor. Terms of the agreement […]
SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) announced the appointment of Ted Lesster as Director of Engineering of the Technology Center, effective February 1, 1999. Lesster will have broad responsibilities for management and mentoring of the technical staff within the Technology Center, and for business development. Lesster is currently Chief Scientist of the Oceanic and Naval Systems […]
Newport Components (UK) introduced a new range of triple-output 3W dc/dc converters with on-board shutdown. The NMT dc/dc converters are designed to reduce board space and component count in telecommunications applications from fax machines and modems to ISDN access circuits, SLIC card interfaces and FITL/RITL-to-copper connections. The NMT dc/dc converters operate from a single, isolated […]
Delta Products Corp. (Las Vegas, NV) has unveiled its new Millenium Class Systems (MCS), a family of high power-density telecom power products. Delta reports that it has simplified its remote and on-site system monitoring interfaces, as well as improved the system’s modularity. Delta claims that carriers can operate the remote monitoring system without installing additional […]
Artesyn Technologies (Boca Raton, FL) announced that the company has opened a new power supply manufacturing in Hungary. The inauguration ceremony was...
Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL, Pasadena, CA) have developed a concept for obtaining high energy-conversion efficiency in a photovoltaic (PV)system. The process involves concentration and spectral dispersion of sunlight, and the use of several types of solar PV cells, each placed at its optimum location in the spectrum. The spectral dispersion can be […]
The Beacon Power Corp., subsidiary of SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) has entered an agreement with Kobe Steel Ltd. (Japan) for the evaluation of Beacon's 20C1000 Cable/Telecom Flywheel System. In addition to evaluating the flywheel system in its own laboratory, Kobe will also make the systems available to Japanese telephone, cable and wireless providers for […]
Best Power (Necedah, WI) introduced the Fortress 1800VA uninterruptible power system. The new UPS provides four 15A outlet receptacles and two 20A outlet receptacles, in addition to standard upgraded voltage regulation features and expanded communications options.The Fortress line features Best Power's BestSelect buck and boost feature, which is designed to allow end-users to easily adjust […]
Todd Products Corp. (Brentwood, NY) introduced a new series of low-cost single- and multiple-output power supplies designed for computers and office automation equipment. Eleven models of the ac-input power supplies are available, with ratings from 40W to 85W.Four families are offered, including the single-output TPS (Todd Products Single) power supplies are available with 65W or […]
Battery Engineering Inc. (Canton, MA) introduced new 100mAh Relion Lithium Ion Polymer Batteries. The size of a credit card, the batteries incorporate...
Artesyn Technologies Inc. (Eden Prairie, MN) introduced the SSL40 Series of slim, low-profile external power supplies, intended for desktop and mobile applications,...
Inverpower Controls Ltd. (Canada) reported on the company's operating results for the second quarter of fiscal 2001, ending January 28, 2001. Inverpower recorded revenue of $2.1 million for the quarter, compared to $2.0 million for the same quarter in the prior year. Excluding revenue generating by the JME product line, which Inverpower divested in fiscal […]
Power-One Inc. (Camarillo, CA) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire dc/dc converter supplier International Power Devices Inc. (IPD, Boston). Power-One has agreed to pay $31.75 million for IPD, including the assumption of debt. IPD sales during its fiscal year ended December 31, 1998, were approximately $30 million.Power-One has also agreed […]
The Consumer Battery Division of Electric Fuel Corp. (New York) introduced a new line of zinc-air disposable batteries for cellular phones. The new Electric Fuel Zinc-Air Battery line includes 2,900mAh batteries for the Nokia 5100 and 6100 series telephones, for the Ericsson 300, 600 and 800 series, and for the Motorola MicroTAC. The product line […]