SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) announced the appointment of Ted Lesster as Director of Engineering of the Technology Center, effective February 1, 1999. Lesster will have broad responsibilities for management and mentoring of the technical staff within the Technology Center, and for business development. Lesster is currently Chief Scientist of the Oceanic and Naval Systems […]
Todd Products Corp. (Brentwood, NY) introduced a new series of low-cost single- and multiple-output power supplies designed for computers and office automation equipment. Eleven models of the ac-input power supplies are available, with ratings from 40W to 85W. Available outputs for all models range from 3.3V at 10A to 48V at 1.8A. The power supplies […]
Battery Technologies Inc. (BTI, Toronto) announced the successful restructuring of the company's US$4.8 million long-term debt agreement with Merita Bank Ltd. Under the terms of the new agreement, the company will pay interest at a rate of 5 percent per annum on the amount of the loan with interest payable by the company on a […]
International Resistive Co. Inc. (Corpus Christi, TX) introduced the HR Series of chip resistors intended for power supply circuits, instrumentation and infrared detectors such as those used in industrial and commercial fire and burglar alarms. The HR Series devices are available in 1206, 1005 and 0805 chip sizes and feature resistance values from 100 megaohms […]
According to news reports, Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (Japan) is aiming to have a fuel-cell vehicle for sale in 2003. The automaker is reportedly quadrupling the size of its fuel-cell team from five members to 20. The company is working jointly with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and plans to produce a prototype vehicle in 2000. Mitsubishi […]
Artesyn Technologies (Boca Raton, FL) announced that the company has opened a new power supply manufacturing in Hungary. The inauguration ceremony was...
Delphi Automotive Systems (Troy, MI) confirmed intentions to sell, close or consolidate nine plants, downsize the workforce at more than 40 other facilities and exit selected, under-performing products. The restructuring plan will ultimately reduce worldwide employment by 11,500 positions. The plan includes exiting approximately $900 million of the company's businesses previously said to be under […]
UQM Technologies Inc. (Detroit, MI) announced that it has developed a propulsion system designed to offer high levels of performance and efficiency in hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicles. The company's integrated electric traction system (INTETS) was unveiled at the 2001 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress in Detroit. Designed entirely by UQM, INTETS […]
International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) introduced its new SMD-0.5 package, which is claimed to offer two times the power handling capability as...
Newport Components (UK) introduced a new range of triple-output 3W dc/dc converters with on-board shutdown. The NMT dc/dc converters are designed to reduce board space and component count in telecommunications applications from fax machines and modems to ISDN access circuits, SLIC card interfaces and FITL/RITL-to-copper connections. The NMT dc/dc converters operate from a single, isolated […]
Zapworld.Com (ZAP, Sebastopol, CA) announced the appointment of William R. Hartman as CFO. Hartman has been serving as a financial consultant for ZAP since January 2001 prior to joining as CFO. Hartman has over 15 years of experience as CFO and controller, including division controller for Sega of America, as well as other businesses in […]
Yuasa Inc. (Reading, PA) introduced the DXC battery, a new wrapped calcium flat plate battery optimized for high-rate, short-duration discharges. Designed for...
Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL, Pasadena, CA) have developed a concept for obtaining high energy-conversion efficiency in a photovoltaic (PV)system. The process involves concentration and spectral dispersion of sunlight, and the use of several types of solar PV cells, each placed at its optimum location in the spectrum. The spectral dispersion can be […]
International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) introduced a new family of 600V half-bridge gate drivers purpose-designed and tuned for variable speed appliance motor...
The Beacon Power Corp., subsidiary of SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) has entered an agreement with Kobe Steel Ltd. (Japan) for the evaluation of Beacon's 20C1000 Cable/Telecom Flywheel System. In addition to evaluating the flywheel system in its own laboratory, Kobe will also make the systems available to Japanese telephone, cable and wireless providers for […]