American Power Conversion Corp. (APC, West Kingston, RI) introduced the new APC PowerShield power supply with battery backup, which is designed to provide power protection for cable telephony and fixed wireless communications applications. The PowerShield provides 8-10 hours of battery back-up runtime for communication services during a power outage, and also serves as the primary […]
Statronics Power Supplies (Sydney, Australia) introduced the "i3 Series" of high-isolation converters, which offer a wide input range of 9-72Vdc. Designed for...
International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) reported net income of $3.3 million, or $0.06 per share, on revenues of $147.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 1999, compared to net income of $0.4 million, or $0.01 per share, on revenues of $133.8 million for the same period a year ago. After non-recurring items, the company […]
Kyocera International Inc. (San Diego) announced today that its May 26, 1999 definitive agreement to acquire solar energy integrator Golden Genesis Co. (Golden, CO) was approved during a meeting of Golden Genesis shareholders. This transaction will close in early August 1999.Kyocera will purchase 100 percent of the common shares of Golden Genesis for $2.33 per […]
American Power Conversion Corp. (APC, West Kingston RI) reported net sales for the second quarter ended June 27, 1999, or $315.5 million, an increase of 21 percent from $260.7 million for the same period last year. Net income for the second quarter of 1999 was $43 million, or $0.22 per share, an increase of 26 […]
Global Thermoelectric Inc. (Calgary, Canada) announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Dana Corp. (Toledo, OH) whereby the two companies will work together to enhance the performance and reduce the cost of certain elements of Global's proprietary fuel cell systems. The MOU states that Dana and Global may enter into manufacturing […]
Schaefer Inc. (Ashland, MA) has introduced the C5600 Series of 6kW, 6U/9U high, 19" rack compatible dc/dc and ac/dc converters. The C6500...
SynQor (Hudson, MA) announced the expansion of their PowerQor Series of high-efficiency, no-heatsink-required isolated dc/dc converters to include five half-brick sized units...
Cherry Semiconductor Corp. (East Greenwich, RI) has opened a West Coast design center. The new center, in Irvine, California, will focus on design and development of power management offerings in support of the company's Computer and Industrial Business Unit. The design center will be managed by veteran analog designer Dan Agiman and will be operational […]
Northwest Power Systems (NPS, Bend, OR) announced the purchase of a 3 kilowatt fuel cell system from DCH Technology (Valencia, CA). They plan to integrate it with their own patented fuel processor. This purchase is the most recent in a series made by NPS from fuel cell makers around the world, including DeNora S.p.A. of […]
Several firms, coming from different directions, are combining forces on projects aimed at coming up with breakthroughs in new technology to advance fuel-cell implementation. In separate projects, the firms are investigating fuel processors and hydrogen storage systems that will provide power for fuel cells in both stationary and transportation applications.Catalytica Advanced Technologies Inc. (Mountain View, […]
Taiyo Yuden (USA) Inc. (San Marcos, CA), formerly Xentek Power Systems, announced a new addition to its line of ultra-compact high reliability...
International Rectifier Corp. (IR, El Segundo, CA) announced three dc/dc power-management chipsets optimized to power the Intel Pentium processors for emerging low-power, space-saving, ultra-dense or blade servers. The chipsets provide up to two percent higher efficiency at the 1.1V required by Intel's new processors. The power-management chipsets consist of three components. The IRU3013 power-management IC […]
Trace Engineering (Arlington, WA) has introduced a solution for power outage problems in areas where storms or too much demand due to hot weather cause outages. Their solution is called the Back-up Electric System Package. When connected to a generator, solar panels or other energy sources, the systems can provide power during a blackout. Trace […]
Representatives from five public and private organizations have joined forces to launch the nation's first fuel-cell-powered telecommunications site. The demonstration project is aimed at significantly advancing the adoption of alternative energy technologies. The natural-gas-powered fuel cell system, developed by Nuvera Fuel Cells Inc. (Cambridge, MA), with support from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, was unveiled at […]