The former Semiconductor Components Group (SCG, Phoenix, AZ) of Motorola announced its new corporate identity as ON Semiconductor LLC. SCG was acquired by Texas Pacific Group (TPG, Ft. Worth, TX). “We are extremely excited about the prospects for this new company,” stated TPG Partner David Stanton. “Everyone affiliated with this former division of Motorola, especially […]
International Rectifier (RI, El Segundo, CA) introduced a new family of Low-Voltage Benchmark HEXFET power MOSFETs targeted at applications in the automotive...
Power-One Inc. (Camarillo, CA) reported record revenues for the second quarter ended June 27, 1999, of $46.6 million, a 91.1 percent increase from revenues of $24.4 million for the same period of 1998 and up from $34.8 million for the first quarter of 1999. The results for 1999 include Melcher AG, which was acquired in […]
Proton Energy Systems (Rocky Hill, CT) announced that it has successfully tested its Proton Exchange Membrane Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cell (PEM URFC) Energy Storage System at its Rocky Hill facilities. According to Proton Energy, the PEM URFC has achieved performance above expectations equaling that of separate fuel cells and electrolyzers. Developed with the support of […]
Invensys Powerware Division (Raleigh, NC) announced the Powerware 5125 UPS for workstations, servers and process-control equipment. With extended battery modules capable of...
Unique Mobility Inc. (Golden, CO) reported a net loss for the first quarter ended June 30, 1999, of $345,751, or $0.02 per share, compared to a net loss of $942,252, or $0.06 per share, for the same period last year. Revenues for the quarter increased to $5,764,411 from $2,852,781 for the same period a year […]
Cooper Electronic Technologies (Boynton Beach, FL) announced that Electro Sonic Inc. (Canada) is the newest member of sales associates representing Cooper throughout North America. "Electro Sonic is one of the largest electronic component distributors in Canada with an enviable reputation for the highest level of customer service, coupled with innovative warehouse management and shipping programs […]
Teledyne Technologies Inc. (Los Angeles) announced that Teledyne Energy Systems Inc. has been awarded a $4.0 million ($1.0 million base, $3.0 million option), multi-year contract by NASA Glenn Research Center to develop an advanced proton-exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell power plant for NASA's second-generation reusable launch vehicle, which is expected to replace the existing Space […]
American Superconductor Corp. (Westborough, MA) reported revenues of $2.27 million for the first quarter ended June 30, 1999, compared to $2.38 million for the same period last year. Net loss for the quarter was $4.99 million, or $0.32 per share, compared with a net loss of $3.96 million, or $0.27 per share, for the same […]
American Power Conversion Corp. (APC, West Kingston, RI) introduced the new APC PowerShield power supply with battery backup, which is designed to provide power protection for cable telephony and fixed wireless communications applications. The PowerShield provides 8-10 hours of battery back-up runtime for communication services during a power outage, and also serves as the primary […]
International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) reported net income of $3.3 million, or $0.06 per share, on revenues of $147.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 1999, compared to net income of $0.4 million, or $0.01 per share, on revenues of $133.8 million for the same period a year ago. After non-recurring items, the company […]
Global Thermoelectric Inc. (Calgary, Canada) announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Dana Corp. (Toledo, OH) whereby the two companies will work together to enhance the performance and reduce the cost of certain elements of Global's proprietary fuel cell systems. The MOU states that Dana and Global may enter into manufacturing […]
Cherry Semiconductor Corp. (East Greenwich, RI) has opened a West Coast design center. The new center, in Irvine, California, will focus on design and development of power management offerings in support of the company's Computer and Industrial Business Unit. The design center will be managed by veteran analog designer Dan Agiman and will be operational […]
Northwest Power Systems (NPS, Bend, OR) announced the purchase of a 3 kilowatt fuel cell system from DCH Technology (Valencia, CA). They plan to integrate it with their own patented fuel processor. This purchase is the most recent in a series made by NPS from fuel cell makers around the world, including DeNora S.p.A. of […]
Several firms, coming from different directions, are combining forces on projects aimed at coming up with breakthroughs in new technology to advance fuel-cell implementation. In separate projects, the firms are investigating fuel processors and hydrogen storage systems that will provide power for fuel cells in both stationary and transportation applications.Catalytica Advanced Technologies Inc. (Mountain View, […]