Tucson Electric Power Co. (TEP, Tucson, AZ), sister company Global Solar Energy LLC (Wheat Ridge, Colorado) and Tucson commercial and home building firm John Wesley Miller Companies announced plans to develop a solar community in Tucson. The 14-acre community will be located in the historic Armory Park of Tucson and will consist of no more […]
Lithium Technology Corp. (LTC, Plymouth Meeting, PA) announced that Arif Maskatia, a US-based executive with Acer Inc. (Taiwan), has joined its board of directors. Maskatia is currently Vice President of the Advanced Technology & Portable Development Group for Acer Advanced Labs (San Jose, CA), responsible for development of new notebook computer platforms. "We are very […]
Parker Ranch (Kamuela, HI) and PowerLight Corp. (Berkeley, CA) announced what they claim is the world's largest hybrid solar-wind energy power project. Designed and managed by PowerLight, the installation is located in Waimean pastures in Hawaii and incorporates photovoltaic and wind technologies. The project covers approximately two acres and generates most of the power required […]
Lucent Technologies Power Systems (LPS, Mesquite, TX) introduced a new line of dc/dc converter surface-mount power modules for telecommunications and data networking applications that are manufactured using an innovative lead-free soldering process claimed to ensure reliability. Bell Labs engineers designed the lead-free soldering process to address stability and reliability issues typically seen in surface-mount components […]
Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector (Phoenix) introduced a new series of Thyristor Surge Protective Devices (TSPDs) claimed to provide 50 percent more surge protection for telecom systems. The new high voltage bi-directional TSPDs are designed to prevent overvoltage damage to sensitive circuits by lightning, induction and powerline crossings. The devices provide secondary protection for electronic telecom […]
Yuasa Inc. (Reading, PA) introduced the Independence PL Series, a new family of front termination VRLA batteries designed for use in distributed...
Swichtec Power Systems Ltd. (New Zealand) announced that it will begin manufacturing and distributing its Intergy line of dc power systems in North America during the first quarter of 1999. Swichtec has partnered with Exide Electronics Group Inc. (Raleigh, NC) to accelerate the North American launch of the Intergy product line. Swichtec and Exide Electronics […]
Consolidated Power Battery Corp. (PWB, Oak Harbor, WA) announced it has entered a definitive agreement to merge with Portable Energy Products Inc. (PEP, Scotts Valley, CA). Under the terms of the agreement, PEP will be merged into a subsidiary of PWB and become wholly owned by PWB. PEP shareholders will receive shares of common stock […]
Vicor Corp. (Andover, MA) announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent RE36,098 as a reissue of Vicor's US Patent No. 4,441,146 ("reset patent"). The reissue patent includes original claims 1 through 5 of the reset patent plus 38 additional new claims.According to Vicor, the claims in the reissue patent […]
Exide Technologies (Princeton, NJ) announced that it is closing two automotive battery manufacturing plants as part of its ongoing restructuring plan to reduce automotive production capacity in North America. The company also announced further restructuring actions in its European operations, including workforce reductions at two manufacturing facilities and a reorganization of its transportation business sales […]
Microsemi Corp. (Santa Ana, CA) announced the introduction of its UPS840 Powermite 3 low-profile power Schottky diode. Designed for high-density power supply...
Yuasa Inc. (Reading, PA) introduced the H130R 3200/9600CO modular rack-mounted Horizon Remote Power System (RPS). The new system is designed for use...
Analog Devices Inc. (Norwood, MA) introduced the ADP3605 voltage inverter, which operates from a 3V to 6V supply. The device is intended for applications that demand high-output current at a regulated negative output voltage.Available in small SO-8 and TSSOP-14 packages, the ADP3605 operates at a high switching frequency of 250kHz (500kHz internal), enabling the charge […]
Celestica Inc. (Toronto) reported record annual revenue for the year ended December 31, 1998, of $3.2 billion, up 62 percent from $2.0 billion in 1997. The company reported a net loss for the year of $48.5 million, or $0.94 per share, compared to a net loss of $6.9 million, or $0.20 per share in 1997. […]
Solarex (Frederick, MD) announced that Harry Shimp has been hired as President and CEO of Amoco/Enron Solar. Former President and CEO Harvey Forest will assume the position of Advisor to the President, and will assist Shimp's transition to CEO through 1999. Shimp previously spent nine years at General Electric, where he held managerial positions in […]