The IEEE and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) have agreed to extend their existing cooperation agreement, which describes a procedure for submitting and approving existing IEEE standards to IEC, to include a procedure permitting joint, parallel development of a project in both organizations leading to an IEC/IEEE International Standard. The agreement is an addendum to […]
Delta Electronics announced the official launch of its first green factory at Rudrapur, Uttarakhand. As part of Delta’s expansion plans in India,...
LEM S.A. announced IRIS certification for its production sites in Geneva, which has been in place since September 2007, and Beijing, which...
Navistar International Corp. announced new programs designed to further cut the cost of ownership for its hybrid trucks – buying the International® DuraStar™ Hybrid medium-duty truck will include a $6,000 tax-match incentive, a 60-month fair market value lease and a 60-month battery-lease program, said to be a first of its kind in the North American […]
EDSA Micro Corp., developers of the Paladin® platform of power analytics™ software, announced the release of its Paladin Live PUE-DCiE Advisor™ in support of the new electrical power efficiency standards developed by the global IT association, The Green Grid. To embrace the organization’s standards, EDSA’s Paladin Live power systems diagnostics platform has been enhanced to […]
Claiming to have demonstrated the advantages of energy harvesting and radio frequency (RF) technology for wireless sensing, monitoring or ambient intelligence, AdaptivEnergy announced that it has developed a demonstration kit using Joule-Thief™ technology to harvest energy and power Texas Instruments Inc.’s (TI) ultra-low power MSP430 microcontroller (MCU) and RF technology to collect data, control the […]
EnOcean GmbH announced that it has received €4.5 million for acquisition of new markets worldwide and continued development of its self-powered wireless technology for energy-efficient systems in the building sector. This brings the company’s total amount of venture and growth capital since it was founded to over €20 million. EnOcean describes itself as the market […]
Fairchild Semiconductor announced that it has formed a global Energy and Environmental Design Team to identify energy-conservation projects at its major manufacturing sites worldwide. This new team, comprised of individuals from Fairchild locations around the world, meets on a regular basis to share best practices and suggestions on fostering corporate responsibility, reducing operating costs through […]
Neah Power Systems, Inc. announced that it has created a strategic partnership with IceMOS Technology Ltd. to utilize the company as its starting substrate supplier. This partnership allows Neah Power to leverage the Engineered Substrate manufacturing expertise of IceMOS to produce the starting material that act as the electrodes for Neah’s proprietary fuel cells. IceMOS […]
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the launch of DOE’s Zero-Net Energy Commercial Building Initiative (CBI) with the establishment of the National Laboratory Collaborative on Building Technologies Collaborative (NLCBT). These two efforts both focus on DOE’s ongoing efforts to develop marketable Zero-Net Energy Commercial Buildings, buildings that use cutting-edge efficiency technologies and on-site renewable […]
The long-awaited power conversion standard, IPC-9592, Requirements for Power Conversion Devices for the Computer and Telecommunications Industries, is in its final stage of production. In preparation for the release, IPC has announced a conference on November 6, 2008, in Irving, Texas, to discuss the details of the IPC-9592 specification and outline the process and input […]
Power Integrations launched the latest version of its power supply software design tool, PI Expert® v7.0. The new software incorporates algorithms to optimize multiple output power supplies and to design the primary side clamp circuit and input EMI filtering components. PI Expert v7.0 also includes support for recently released TOPSwitch-HX, LinkSwitch-II IC families, as well […]
NXP Semiconductors announced that its GreenChip PC chipset has achieved 80 PLUS Gold certification for a reference design, as set by Ecos Consulting and the 80 PLUS Program. With efficiency of well over 90%, this is said to be the first PC desktop power supply reference solution to meet the stringent demands of the Gold […]
Bringing energy harvesting, thin-film batteries and portable fuel cells to commercialization was the subject of the morning Techxpot Emerging Markets session on...
The HomePlug Powerline Alliance announced that the IEEE P1901 Working Group’s first confirmation vote for an IEEE powerline communications standard came very close to the necessary 75% approval to attain confirmation as a draft standard. The working group scheduled a second confirmation vote to occur at its next meeting in Madrid in September. "The HomePlug […]