Battery Engineering Inc. (Canton, MA) introduced new 100mAh Relion Lithium Ion Polymer Batteries. The size of a credit card, the batteries incorporate...
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 […]
Energy Ventures Inc. (EVI, Toronto) announced it has expanded and extended its current strategic alliance with the Institute for Chemical Process and Environmental Technology (ICPET) of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) related to energy materials research and development. EVI and ICPET have been working on proprietary technology in the area of lithium-ion battery […]
Lithium Technology Corp. (LTC, Plymouth Meeting, PA) and the Hengdian Group (China) have signed a letter of intent to enter a joint venture to manufacture rechargeable lithium-ion polymer batteries in China using LTC's patented and proprietary technology. The target for initial production is 2000.Under the terms of the letter of intent, LTC and the Hengdian […]
The Lectro CPR (Cable Power Reliability) from Exide Electronics Group Inc. (Raleigh, NC) is a complete powering system that includes a UPS module, a user-friendly outdoor enclosure, long-lasting batteries, and a user interface module designed to streamline UPS data collection. The CPR UPS module combines a line-interactive UPS architecture with a traditional cable industry ferroresonant […]
Vicor Corp.'s Westcor Division (Sunnyvale, CA) announced the addition of three new 1500W models to its PFC Mini family of power supplies....
Rayovac Corp. (Madison, WI) announced it has executed an agreement to acquire ROV Ltd., a privately held battery manufacturer based in Latin America, for $120 million. ROV Ltd. had 1997 sales of $84 million. With the purchase of ROV Ltd., Rayovac will control the Rayovac brand rights for battery products worldwide, with the exception of […]
Unipower Corp. (Coral Springs, FL) introduced the new "Century" CB Series of switching power supplies, which feature 150W output with input harmonic correction to meet EN61000-3-2 and autoranging input. Twenty different models are available, with from one to five outputs. All of the units are self-cooled with an internal, top-mounted ball bearing fan. The units […]
Yuasa Inc. (Reading, PA) has introduced an upgraded version of its Independence DD valve-regulated lead-acid battery for the telecommunications, UPS and switchgear...
Infineon Technologies AG (Munich, Germany) and Toshiba Corp. (Japan) have been unable to reach a mutual agreement in their negotiations on a potential cooperation in the memory segment. Following intensive talks, both Infineon and Toshiba agreed that none of the options that were discussed would be feasible strategies for both companies, therefore, the negotiations were […]
The new TD Series of dc/dc converters from Powercube (Chatsworth, CA) are claimed to be pin-for-pin and mounting compatible with Lucent Technologies’ JC and JW half-brick converters. With power ratings of 30, 50, 75, 100 and 150W, the converters are targeted for distributed and board mounting power systems in telecommunications applications. Input options include 24, […]