Hawker Energy Products Inc. (Warrensburg, MO) has expanded its Hawker XT Series of valve-regulated lead-acid batteries to include a new footprint, the Hawker XT 35. The new series is intended to provide backup in distributed power and wireless telecommunications where abusive environments are increasingly commonplace.The lead-tin, sealed battery technology provides 12-plus years of float life […]
The Ascom Group (Switzerland) announced that it will purchase all shares of ABB Power Supplies GmbH (Soest, Germany), including its Hong Kong subsidiary and the respective activities in Palm Coast, Florida, in Hungary and in China. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.According to Ascom, the new division will be a globally active supplier offering […]
BTR Siebe Power Systems Division (Raleigh, NC) announced its new structure this week. The new division, led by Division Chief Executive Tom Gutierrez, now consists of seven groups, including Lambda North America, Powerware Corp., BTR Siebe Storage, BTR Siebe Energy Systems, Powerware Lambda Europe, NEMIC Lambda and Teccor.Powerware President Patrick Steffen will be responsible for […]
AER Energy Resources Inc. (Atlanta) announced that it is accepting orders for samples of its model 6VO8 prototype battery from companies interested in testing its non-rechargeable zinc-air battery technology. The 6VO8 incorporates six primary zinc-air cells and AER's patented Diffusion Air Manager into a 6-volt battery assembly. According to AER, the 6VO8 battery demonstrates up […]
American Power Conversion Corp. (APC, West Kingston, RI) has entered a strategic alliance with Select Energy), the unregulated energy and energy services affiliate of Northeast Utilities (Berlin, CT), to increase power availability and computer uptime for the residential, commercial and industrial marketplace. As a result of the alliance, Select Energy will offer APC's power protection […]
STMicroelectronics (Switzerland) reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2001. Net revenues for the first quarter increased 12.9 percent to $1,921.1 million, from $1,702.2 million in the 2000 first quarter. Gross profit was $855.8 million, representing an increase of 19.3 percent over the 2000 first quarter. Gross margin was 44.5 percent, as […]
FuelCell Energy (Danbury, CT) unveiled its new manufacturing facility in Torrington, CT by welcoming Connecticut Governor John G. Rowland as he hit the switch to start the production line for the company's Direct FuelCell. The governor also announced the State of Connecticut's intention to purchase a 250kW Direct FuelCell power plant through the state's Clean […]
The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE, Freiburg, Germany) recently announced the development of a low-voltage dc/dc converter that creates output voltages between 12 and 350V with a high efficiency from input voltages as low as 0.7V. According to ISE, the converter opens up new application possibilities for energy converters such as fuel cells, […]
The TC1142 from TelCom Semiconductor Inc. (Mountain View, CA) is a 20mA regulated dc/dc converter. Designed to be connected directly to a 3.6V single-cell lithium-ion battery, the TC1142 requires no inductors, thereby saving space and cost, and reducing the effects of EMI, according to TelCom. The TC1142's "boost/buck" operation maintains a fixed output voltage (-3V […]
Lucent Technologies Power Systems (Mesquite, TX) announced it has entered transactions valued at approximately $100 million to provide its Titania power products to Sun Microsystems, Ascend and Intel for their next-generation servers and microprocessors. The company also stated it plans to use Titania power products for its next-generation wireless networks. The company is introducing a […]
The new pV300-3 from RO Associates Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) is a 220-400Vdc input, 40W output, high-density dc/dc converter designed for circuit board...
Exide Electronics Inc. (Raleigh, NC) recently introduced the Powerware 9315-750, the latest addition to its Powerware Plus series of uninterruptible power systems....
Schaefer Inc. (Ashland, MA) introduced the C5800 Series of 12kW, 6U/9U high, 19" rack compatible dc/dc and ac/dc converters. Typical applications include...
Morningstar Corp. (Washington Crossing, PA) introduced new models in its trio of solar controller product lines, the SunGuard, SunSaver and SunLight. All of the models provide PWM battery charging.The SunGuard-4 is a SunSaver charging circuit in a less expensive package and rated for 4.5A. Housed in an ABS plastic case, the unit provides PWM battery […]
Significant changes are occurring in the dc/dc converter industry. Although the global merchant market will grow from about $3 billion in 1999 to almost $5 billion in 2004, its composition will change dramatically. These trends are discussed in the new Darnell Group (Corona, CA) report, "DC/DC Converters: Global Market Forecasts, Demand Characteristics and Competitive Environment."This […]