The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI, Palo Alto, CA) and the Gas Research Institute (GRI, Chicago) announced the formation of a consortium to commercialize advanced planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) for decentralized power systems. The University of Utah and Materials and Systems Research Inc. (MSRI, Salt Lake City) are also consortium members. MSRI has […]
"Markets & Applications for High Frequency Magnetic Materials," the 25th International Magnetic Materials Conference, will be held May 24-26, 1999, in Santa Clara, California. Sponsored by Gorham/Intertech Consulting (Portland, ME), the conference will focus on new materials and next generation applications for soft magnetic materials used in SMPS, noise suppression and telecom/datacom applications. Conference topics […]
Exide Electronics Group Inc. (Raleigh, NC) announced the creation of the Strategic Power Partners Program, a program intended to provide customers with reliable end-to-end power solutions and guaranteed system availability. Customers will be able to create a power system specifically tailored to their needs.As part of the program, Exide Electronics is establishing partnerships with manufacturers […]
American Power Conversion Corp. (APC, West Kingston, RI) introduced what it claims to be the industry's first all-in-one power protection, management and enclosure solution that is shipped pre-assembled. The comprehensive bundle includes APC's rackmount Smart-UPS uninterruptible power supplies; the company's NetShelter 42U environmental enclosure, which accommodates all industry standard 19 rackmount equipment; and APC's UPS […]
Exide Technologies (Princeton, NJ) announced that it has reached a plea agreement with the US Attorney for the southern district of Illinois, ending an investigation of Exide regarding past dealings between Exide's prior management and Sears Roebuck and Co. (Hoffman Estates, IL). In the settlement, Exide Illinois Inc., a subsidiary of Exide Technologies, agrees to […]
SynQor LLC (Hudson, MA) introduced PowerQor, a series of dc/dc converters delivering 89 percent efficiency with an output of 30A at 3.3Vdc,...
Unipower Corp. (Coral Springs, FL) introduced the THIN-400 (MF Series) switching power supplies, which provide 400W in a 1.7 high case. The single-output switchers are available with outputs of 3.3, 5, 12, 15, 24, 28 or 48Vdc and have input power factor correction to meet EN 61000-3-2. Power density is 5.2W per cubic inch. The […]
Golden Genesis Co. (Golden, CO) announced the appointment of J. Michael Davis as President and CEO. Davis previously served as Vice President and COO.
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 […]
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...
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 […]
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 […]