Enova Systems (Torrance, CA) recently announced that it has entered into an agreement with the state of Hawaii and Hyundai Motor Co. (HMC, South Korea) to introduce electric vehicles into fleet use in Hawaii. Hawaiian governor Benjamin J. Cayetano hosted representatives from Enova and Hyundai at his executive offices at the state capitol, as they […]
Ogura Industrial Corp. (Somerset, NJ) introduced their new high-speed MIC Series micro clutch. Engineered to handle the ever-increasing speeds of paper transport devices, the company claims that the MIC Series provides industrial life and speed capabilities up to three times that offered by bushing style clutches, operating up to 1,500rpm. The high-speed capability of the […]
Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. (Camarillo, CA) has announced the appointment of Chris Gardner as vice president and chief operating officer, reporting to Lou Tomasetta, president and CEO. As COO, Gardner will be responsible for the management of Vitesse's five business divisions and manufacturing. "It is rare that a company can promote a person to chief operating […]
Lou Bieck has been named the president of power conversion manufacturing company Interpoint Corp. (Redmond, WA). Interpoint is a Crane Co. company...
Southern Energy Inc. (Atlanta, GA) announced the acquisition of a 20 percent interest in a 1,250MW power station under construction in Batangas, Philippines, for approximately $35 million. The power station, to be fueled by natural gas, will use the latest combined-cycle technology and advanced emission-control equipment to maximize efficiency and environmental performance. The project includes […]
Vishay Siliconix Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) announced that it is sampling power MOSFETs built on a silicon technology that will, they claim, enable a new generation of record-breaking devices for power management and conversion in end products ranging from cellular phones to the fixed communication infrastructure that powers the Internet. The new proprietary TrenchFET process […]
Solectria Corporation (Wilmington, MA ) announced today that it has signed an agreement for the second phase of a long-term contract. Worth $1.2 million dollars, Solectria has been selected to provide electric and hybrid-electric bus drive systems to Advanced Vehicle Systems (AVS, Chattanooga, TN). This contract phase covers motors, motor controllers, dc/dc converters, and other […]
Power Integrations Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) has announced the availability of a high-power monolithic off-line power supply switcher IC family, which they call...
Microsemi Corp. (Santa Ana, CA) announced that its power management division has developed a new dual-circuit low dropout regulator (LDO) for its lineup of power management integrated circuits. Designated the LX8815 Series, the device, which combines two 1A regulator circuits in a single package, is used to regulate power on circuit boards of applications that […]
TelCom Semiconductor (Mountain View, CA) has reported that it expects fourth quarter 2000 revenues to be down about 10 percent compared to the third quarter just completed. The lower revenue forecast is attributable to order cancellations and push-outs from large customers and a general weakness in demand associated with wireless customers. The down ten percent […]
Texas Instruments (TI, Dallas, TX) has introduced the TLS2254 5V servo/spindle driver ICs. TI claims that these new mixed-signal devices combine best-in-class control solutions to drive a voice coil servo for head positioning and a three-phase brushless dc spindle motor for spinning the recording media with a range of advanced utilities on a single substrate. […]
Ault Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) is offering a free, full-line product catalog that highlights its power supply products and services. Ault products in the new catalog include linear power supplies available in regulated and unregulated models with single or multiple outlets for applications up to 19W, new low-profile universal input switches for applications up to 90W, […]
Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson, joined by members of the American Institute of Architects, have announced the winner of the Department of Energy's Sun Wall National Design Competition. Four Chicago-area architects were chosen from the pool of 115 entries for a prize of $20,000. The winners are Martin Wolf, Mark Frisch, Devon Patterson and Duane […]
SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed public offering of shares of its common stock. The offering is being lead-managed by CIBC World Markets Corp., and the co-managers will be Banc Of America Securities LLC and FAC/Equities, a division of First Albany Corporation.
Electric Fuel Corporation (Iselin, NJ) announced that it will produce a line of fully charged, ready-to-use, disposable cellular phone batteries that Wal-Mart...