American Superconductor Corp. (Washington, D.C.) announced that it has received its first order to install a Distributed Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (D-SMES) system to improve reliability and capacity in an electric utility network. The D-SMES system will consist of six individual SMES units that will be deployed within the next year at five electrical substations […]
Semtech Corp. (Newbury Park,CA) announced two new families of highly integrated TVS devices that are designed to exceed the overvoltage protection and lower space requirements of sensitive CMOS technology used in portable applications. According to Semtech, the new SMF05 and SMF12 are the first TVS devices to integrate EDS protection for four low-power data or […]
TechSys Inc. (Livingston, NJ) reports that it has signed a definitive business agreement to merger with Fuel Cell Companies Inc. (FCCI). FCCI holds a majority interest in Micro Fuel Cell Systems Inc., JPL, and SOFC Energy Inc. (UK). Steven Trenk, president of TechSys, commented, "We're very excited about the merger with FCCI. Their majority-owned technology […]
American Power Conversion Corp. (APC, West Kingston, RI) has expanded its power protection offerings for multi-server environments with a new condensed-size 5000VA tower uninterruptible power supply (UPS). The new APC Smart-UPS 5000 has a footprint of 8.7" x 17", which is among the smallest tower 5000VA units in the UPS industry, according to APC. The […]
American Power Conversion (West Kingston, RI) has further expanded its APC Redundant Switch, which was previously accessible only in a SmartUPS 1400/High...
International Fuel Cells (IFC, South Windsor, CT), announced that six of their PC25TM fuel-cell power plants will power what is claimed to be the world's largest fuel cell installation, to be built in Connecticut. The PC25 units, which each produce 200kW of electricity and 900,000 Btus of heat, will provide primary power to the Connecticut […]
Xentek Power Systems (San Marcos, CA) recently announced the completion of its merger with its sister company, Taiyo Yuden (USA) Inc. The new company will operate under the Taiyo Yuden (USA) name, and the firms plan to consolidate operations into a single location yet to be determined. According to the firm, no staff or personnel […]
Compaq Computer Corp. (Houston, TX) has introduced a new rack-mountable UPS, the UPS R1500 XR. Rated up to 1,500VA/1,340W, the new model...
Battery Engineering Inc. (Canton, MA) introduced a line of custom-engineered high-voltage, high-energy density lithium-thionyl chloride batteries. The batteries are constructed from 304L...
DCH Technology Inc. (Valencia, CA) announced it is expanding its Fuel Cell Operations into a new and larger facility outside of Madison, Wisconsin, beginning May 1, 1999. The new facility will accommodate the design, development and pilot production operations for DCH's proprietary Hydrogen Fuel Cells.According to the company, the new facility will allow it to […]
MGE UPS Systems (Costa Mesa, CA) introduced a new line of Pulsar ESV+ rack-mount uninterruptible power supplies and also announced rack-mount versions...
Maxwell Technologies Inc. (San Diego) and L-3 Communications (New York, NY), a manufacturer of "black box" voice and data recorders, have been invited by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to demonstrate an independent power supply (IPS) incorporating Maxwell PowerCache ultracapacitors to provide backup power to continue recording for at least 10 minutes if aircraft […]
In conjunction with the recent announcement of the California Fuel Cell Partnership, Texaco Inc. (Houston, TX) announced the formation of Texaco Energy Systems Inc., a venture that will explore opportunities in the fuel cell energy business. The formation of the business is intended to allow Texaco to apply its expertise in fuel conversion technologies to […]
American Power Conversion Corp. (West Kingston, RI) reported net income for the first quarter ended March 28, 1999, of $34.8 million, or $0.36 per share, up 30 percent from $26.7 million, or $0.28 per share, for the same period a year ago. Sales for the first quarter were $277.2 million, up 27 percent from $218.9 […]
Tripp Lite (Chicago) introduced the new 6kVA and 10kVA Unison UPS systems, which utilize Tripp Lite's high-frequency double conversion technology to provide internetworking, datacenter, telecom and mid-range computing applications with uninterrupted sine wave power.The Unison UPSs are true on-line UPS systems, which continually convert incoming ac power to filtered dc power, then resynthesize it back […]