Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Texas Instruments (TI) have unveiled a new chip design for portable electronics that they claim can be up to ten times more energy-efficient than present technology. The design could lead to cell phones, implantable medical devices and sensors that last far longer when running from a […]
AMI Semiconductor (AMIS) has entered into a new two-year collaboration program with IMEC to develop AMIS’ future Smart Power Technologies. Under the terms of the agreement, AMIS will develop critical and novel Smart Power processes and devices in IMEC’s advanced 200mm facilities, and use IMEC’s know-how and experience in deep submicron process technology. A team […]
PureSpectrum Inc. announced that independent testing has confirmed that the company has developed ballast technology that will allow lamp manufacturers to produce a fully dimmable CFL bulb, which PureSpectrum claims will perform better and cost less to manufacture than any commercially available dimmable CFL bulb. In photometric tests conducted at a NVLAP-certified laboratory in Colorado, […]
ColdWatt announced that its 650W power conversion platform has been adopted by Isilon Systems for use in its new X-Series IQ clustered storage systems, aimed at the next generation virtualized data center. ColdWatt’s digitally controlled power supplies are said to deliver an industry-leading combination of power density and high efficiency, and to provide a suitable […]
Hewlett Packard (HP) announced the new HP Power Distribution Rack (PDR) for high capacity power distribution and management in a single 42U...
Engelking Elektronik GmbH introduced a new generation of computer power supplies intended for industrial and professional applications. This product manages efficiencies in excess of 85%, meaning lower heat losses and high outputs with passive cooling. The cooling plate is made of aluminium which means that either cooling fins can be mounted or the unit can […]
Eltek Valere announced the Flatpack2 HE Rectifier Module 48/2000, an ac-to-dc power rectifier for telecommunications applications that offers 96% typical power conversion...
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and IBM announced that several companies have come together in what is described as a first-of-its-kind effort to help the environment, unleashing dozens of innovative, environmentally responsible patents to the public domain. It is believed that the availability of these patents will encourage researchers, entrepreneurs and companies […]
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. announced that it has signed and closed a series of transactions that restructures Quantum’s outstanding debt obligations to its secured lender, WB QT, LLC, and transfers substantially all of the business operations of the Tecstar Automotive Group (TAG) business segment to WB Automotive Holdings, Inc. ("WB Holdings"), an affiliate […]
GE Global Research, the centralized research organization of the General Electric Company (GE), announced that scientists on their Nano Photovoltaics (PV) team...
The 2008 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas concluded this week, and the editor of PowerPulse.Net was in attendance, videotaping news features (which will be available for viewing starting on Monday) that highlight some of the more interesting products and technologies exhibited at the show. The editor was also keeping a finger on the […]
Deeya Energy Inc., a clean energy technology company focused on developing and manufacturing novel energy storage systems, has received a $15 million Series B round investment, led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and including funds from existing investors BlueRun Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) and DFJ Element, to support the construction of its factory in […]
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced that the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES)® is taking unprecedented steps to "go green" by becoming carbon neutral and incorporating the use of sustainable and energy efficient practices. Produced by CEA, the 2008 International CES, the world’s largest tradeshow for consumer technology, will run January 7-10, 2008, in […]
IXYS Corp. announced that it has joined the Climate Savers Computing Initiative at the Affiliate level as part of its commitment to advance the development of electronic products with increased energy efficiency. "Power conversion efficiency has been our core focus since the company started in 1983. We began with power semiconductors that have been key […]
A team of 10 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) cyclists highlighted the range of energy activities at MIT in a unique way by using bicycles to power a supercomputer conducting research on nuclear fusion. The computer run was the largest human-powered computation in history. Riding bicycles attached to electrical generators, the students not only saved […]