Intelligent Energy announced that it has raised $13.6 million from its latest round of private funding. The funds will be used to provide for the company’s growth plans as it moves towards commercialization of what it describes as its clean and efficient hydrogen fuel cell technology in applications across a broad range of global target […]
The IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), a worldwide conference and exhibit for practicing power electronics professionals, announced that it is soliciting papers and presentations for its 24th annual event to be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC, February 15-19, 2009. Deadline for submission of paper digests is July 19, 2008 […]
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announced that Steve Anderson has been appointed to a Senior Vice President position, leading the company’s new Power Management strategic business unit. The new Power Management organization is part of TI’s analog business strategy to better focus on solving customers’ analog, power management and energy efficiency design challenges. Anderson now reports […]
Dell announced that it has become the first in its industry to achieve 80 PLUS Gold-certification for a server power supply, which the company states is the latest sign that it is meeting its goal of becoming the "greenest" technology company in the world and strengthening its position as an energy-efficiency leader. "When it comes […]
The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), and Bosch have announced a new energy research collaboration aimed at exploring new materials and concepts for efficient energy-conversion and energy-storage systems. With the collaboration, Bosch becomes a Sustaining Member of the MITEI, which was formally established in November 2006 to address global energy issues. "We are extremely excited about […]
The ZigBee Alliance announced public availability of its ZigBee Smart Energy public application profile. ZigBee Smart Energy is described as a ready-to-use solution offering utilities and technology suppliers a secure, interoperable, easy-to-use wireless global standard for developing products that improve energy management and efficiency for both consumers and corporations. ZigBee Smart Energy was developed through […]
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Asia Ltd. announced the formation of a new partnership with Shenzhen SED Industry Co., Ltd. to launch an LED street lamp project in Mainland China. The project will make use of OSRAM’s Golden DRAGON® with lens high performance LEDs – which the company describes as a landmark product in the evolution of […]
Active Power, Inc. announced that Sun Microsystems has identified and approved its PowerHouse system, a containerized power and cooling infrastructure solution to complement the Sun Modular Datacenter. Anchoring the PowerHouse system is Active Power’s flywheel based CleanSource® uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems that are suitable for containerization due to their rugged design and ability to […]
Murata Power Solutions has become an associate member of the Climate Savers Computing Initiative, a non-profit organization established by environmentally aware consumers, corporations, and environmental protection organizations. Associates members are defined as manufacturers who produce systems and components that meet or exceed the Initiative’s Program Criteria, or software providers who deliver power-saving software. The broad […]
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. and the VOLKSWAGEN Group have agreed to start co-development of next generation Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery systems for Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV). "We are pleased that Volkswagen has chosen to co-develop next generation Li-ion HEV battery systems with SANYO," SANYO Vice President Mitsuru Honma, said of the agreement. "Since SANYO and Volkswagen […]
European High Temperature Superconductors GmbH & Co. KG (EHTS), a division of Bruker Corp.’s Advanced Supercon business, announced that the German Federal Ministry of Commerce and Technology (BMWi) has approved a grant for a joint $3.0 million research project with Adelwitz Technologiezentrum (ATZ) in Arzberg, Germany. The three-year project for the development of advanced commercial […]
Verizon has established its own energy-consumption standards and an associated measurement process for new telecommunications-related equipment. The standards will be applied to certain broadband, video, data-center, network and customer-premises equipment purchased after Jan. 1, 2009. The target provided to the manufacturers of such equipment is 20% greater efficiency than today’s gear. "This is similar to […]
With the majority of delegates staying through the final paper in the last session, Darnell’s second annual nanoPower Forum finished strong. Leading...
Eaton Corp. announced plans to combine IBM Tivoli service and energy management solutions with the facilities and environmental capabilities delivered by Eaton’s Power Xpert® Software, Foreseer Class. This new integrated energy management offering is said to help customers control power consumption in their data centers to increase energy efficiency. "Through this relationship, IBM and Eaton […]
Following lunch in the exhibit area on Tuesday, the second annual nanoPower Forum focused on the issues surrounding the integration of energy...