MGE UPS Systems Inc. (Costa Mesa, CA) announced that it has been named a Metasys Facility Management Connectivity Partner by Johnson Controls (Milwaukee, WI). MGE's three-phase uninterruptible power supply products are now compatible with Johnson Controls' Metasys Facility Management System, which offers automated building power management capabilities designed to protect mission critical systems or operations, […]
American Power Conversion Corp. (APC, West Kingston, RI) recently announced an enhancement to its software offering, PowerXtend for Compaq Insight Manager (CIM), making APC the only third-party uninterruptible power supply vendor to integrate power management into CIM's Web management console. APC also introduced a PowerChute plus utility specifically designed to provide safe, unattended shutdown of […]
Hawker Energy Products Inc. (Warrensburg, MO) has expanded its Hawker XT Series of valve-regulated lead-acid batteries to include a new footprint, the Hawker XT 35. The new series is intended to provide backup in distributed power and wireless telecommunications where abusive environments are increasingly commonplace.The lead-tin, sealed battery technology provides 12-plus years of float life […]
The Ascom Group (Switzerland) announced that it will purchase all shares of ABB Power Supplies GmbH (Soest, Germany), including its Hong Kong subsidiary and the respective activities in Palm Coast, Florida, in Hungary and in China. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.According to Ascom, the new division will be a globally active supplier offering […]
BTR Siebe Power Systems Division (Raleigh, NC) announced its new structure this week. The new division, led by Division Chief Executive Tom Gutierrez, now consists of seven groups, including Lambda North America, Powerware Corp., BTR Siebe Storage, BTR Siebe Energy Systems, Powerware Lambda Europe, NEMIC Lambda and Teccor.Powerware President Patrick Steffen will be responsible for […]
American Power Conversion Corp. (APC, West Kingston, RI) has entered a strategic alliance with Select Energy), the unregulated energy and energy services affiliate of Northeast Utilities (Berlin, CT), to increase power availability and computer uptime for the residential, commercial and industrial marketplace. As a result of the alliance, Select Energy will offer APC's power protection […]
STMicroelectronics (Switzerland) reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2001. Net revenues for the first quarter increased 12.9 percent to $1,921.1 million, from $1,702.2 million in the 2000 first quarter. Gross profit was $855.8 million, representing an increase of 19.3 percent over the 2000 first quarter. Gross margin was 44.5 percent, as […]
FuelCell Energy (Danbury, CT) unveiled its new manufacturing facility in Torrington, CT by welcoming Connecticut Governor John G. Rowland as he hit the switch to start the production line for the company's Direct FuelCell. The governor also announced the State of Connecticut's intention to purchase a 250kW Direct FuelCell power plant through the state's Clean […]
The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE, Freiburg, Germany) recently announced the development of a low-voltage dc/dc converter that creates output voltages between 12 and 350V with a high efficiency from input voltages as low as 0.7V. According to ISE, the converter opens up new application possibilities for energy converters such as fuel cells, […]
Exide Electronics Inc. (Raleigh, NC) recently introduced the Powerware 9315-750, the latest addition to its Powerware Plus series of uninterruptible power systems....
Schaefer Inc. (Ashland, MA) introduced the C5800 Series of 12kW, 6U/9U high, 19" rack compatible dc/dc and ac/dc converters. Typical applications include...
Microsemi Corp. (Santa Ana, CA) announced it has signed an agreement to provide Compaq Computer Corp. with $3.5 million worth of power protection devices over the 1999 calendar year. Parts to be supplies include Microsemi's Powermite low profile power management diodes and custom-designed transient voltage suppression devices. The devices will be incorporated into Compaq's commercial […]
AVO International (Dallas) introduced the Multi-Amp SR-98 Relay Test Set, a universal relay test system. The SR-98 performs at 115A at 920VA,...
Siemens Semiconductors (Munich) announced that it will be spun off to form a separate legal entity, Infineon Technologies AG, on April 1, 1999. The company will have headquarters in Europe. According to the firm, the move is a prerequisite for listing Semiconductors on stock exchanges late this year or early next year. Until then, the […]
AVO International (Dallas) introduced the Megger MHP1 and MHP2 Production HiPots, designed for workshop and production-line testing of finished electrical products. The...