American Superconductor Corp. (Westborough, MA) announced that its Integrated Electronics division released its first commercial power converter product. The company believes that the device, which is called the PowerModule, could create the standard for the power-conversion industry. PowerModules are based on a printed circuit-board design, which allows the use of standard electronic manufacturing techniques for […]
Evercel Inc. (Danbury, CT) reported revenue for 2000 of $200,000 and a net loss to common shareholders of $12.0 million, or a loss of $1.80 per basic and diluted share. Revenues for 2000 decreased $9,000 as compared to 1999. Net loss to common shareholders increased $6.1 million compared to 1999, an increase of $0.59 per […]
Advanced Power Technology Inc. reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2000. Revenues for the quarter were $12.1 million, up 66 percent over the $7.3 million achieved in the third quarter of 1999, and up 20 percent sequentially from the $10.1 million recorded in the second quarter of 2000. Net income for […]
Alliance Techsystems (ATK, Hopkins, MN) and Valence Technology Inc. (Henderson, NV) have announced that ATK/Valence Alliance, a joint venture between ATK Power Sources and Valence Technology, has received limited approval from the US Navy to test large-size lithium-ion polymer batteries in the US Navy's underwater vehicles. Managed by the US Navy Deep Submergence Program Office, […]
Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. (Tokyo, Japan) announced that in May 2001 they will begin the mass production of new types of lithium-polymer batteries with capacities ranging up to 1,650mAh. The new lithium-polymer batteries employ an integrated structure of positive/negative electrodes and a separator, which can change its thickness and size. The power capacity can be […]
Canadian Electric Vehicles Ltd. (British Columbia, Canada) has developed two sets of easy-to-install kits, one that converts GM S-10 trucks to battery power and another that converts a variety of different cars, including Geo Metros, Chevy Sprints, Pontiac Fireflies and Suzuki Swifts, to battery power. Once converted, vehicles cost just pennies per kilometer to recharge, […]
Compaq Computer Corp. (New York, NY), in cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, has announced a worldwide voluntary recall and replacement program for approximately 55,000 Sony Corp. (Tokyo, Japan) battery packs used in their Armada E500 and V300 notebook computers. The serial numbers for the defective battery packs are TCGK 00001- 10500, TCGK […]
American Power Conversion (APC, West Kingston, RI) announced that it is expanding its mobile product offering to include the new APC Travel Power, a compact 75W ac/dc power inverter, and a new line of laptop power adapters (LPAs). The APC Travel Power aims to offer traveling professionals the convenience of remaining productive during transit, whether […]
Catalytica Inc. (Mountain View, CA) announced that Dennis Riebe has joined Catalytica Energy Systems Inc. as its CFO. Riebe joins the company with over 34 years experience in the gas turbine and aircraft industries. Riebe spent 10 years at Allied-Signal Engines, which has since merged with Honeywell, where he served as CFO. His experience also […]
PolyStor Corp. (Livermore, CA) has launched a new 8mm prismatic lithium-ion battery, the PSC340848-1350. The new battery achieves a 1350mAh capacity in...
Citel Inc. (Miami, FL) has unveiled a new heavy-duty ac power-surge protector designed for wireless base stations and cellular sites. Each DS150E protects one phase with a patented technology that combines three layers of MOVs and thermal fuses. It is available for 110Vac to 120Vac and 220Vac to 250Vac networks. The DS150E has a power-dissipation […]
The plan of reorganization filed by BlueStar Battery Systems International Corp. (Raleigh, NC) and Bluestar Systems Canada Corp. on September 5, 2000, and overwhelmingly approved by creditors on October 26, 2000, was approved by Justice James Farley of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on October 31, 2000. "Now that the legal uncertainties are behind […]
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter (New York, NY) confirmed that it has finalized an investment in Acumentrics Corp. (Westwood, MA). "We are pleased to add Morgan Stanley Dean Witter to our list of partners, which also includes Northeast Utilities and General Dynamics Corporation," said Gary A. Mook, CEO of Acumentrics. "The participation of a leader in […]
International Rectifier (IR, El Segundo, CA) has introduced a new disposable ballast IC designed for high-volume, compact fluorescent lamp applications. The IR2156...
The California Fuel Cell Partnership's (Sacramento, CA) grand opening began with the unveiling of the Hyundai Motor Co.'s (Korea) new Santa Fe fuel cell electric vehicle. This vehicle, developed in collaboration with Enova Systems (Torrance, CA), International Fuel Cell (South Windsor, CT) and IMPCO Technologies (Cerritos, CA), is hoped to be an alternative to traditional […]