Micropelt has raised 6’5 Mio EURO for the roll-out and global expansion of its thin-film thermoelectric energy harvesting technology. The fresh liquidity include a 5 Mio EURO investment by Ludgate Environmental Fund (LEF), a 1 Mio EURO by the Fund of Mitsubishi UFJ Capital (MUCAP) and 0’5 Mio EURO by the existing shareholders IBG / […]
The 9th International Exhibition for Power Electronics, Energy and Energy Saving will be held in Moscow, Russia, from November 27-29, at the...
A123 Systems announced the expansion of its portfolio of Grid Storage Solutions (GSS). A123’s GSS product line now includes high-rate and long-duration systems ranging from kilowatt-scale to hundreds of megawatts, enabling customers to deploy a complete, turnkey storage solution that meets their specific power and energy requirements. "A123 Systems is the world’s leading provider of […]
In what the company describes as a breakthrough that redefines performance and energy efficiency in high-power applications, Cree, Inc. announced a new family of 50A Silicon Carbide (SiC) devices, including the industry’s first 1700V Z-FET™ SiC MOSFET. These new 50A SiC devices, which also include a 1200V Z-FET SiC MOSFET and three Z-Rec® SiC Schottky […]
Microchip Technology Inc. and Standard Microsystems Corp. (SMSC) announced that Microchip has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SMSC for $37.00 per share in cash, which represents a total equity value of about $939 million, and a total enterprise value of about $766 million, after excluding SMSC’s cash and investments on its balance sheet of […]
Microsemi Corp. introduced a suite of system and power management design tools for high availability wired and wireless communications infrastructure equipment. The new design tools include Microsemi’s Mixed Signal Power Manager (MPM) 4.0 reference design, which supports up to 64 power rails and mixed analog and digital point-of-loads (POLs), as well as PMBus™-based communication. The […]
Maxwell Technologies, Inc. announced that its Swiss subsidiary has launched a new line of CONDIS® capacitors and voltage dividers for medium voltage applications. Maxwell Technologies SA is a leading global supplier of capacitors for applications in electric utility infrastructure and other applications involving transmission, distribution and measurement of electrical energy. Its CONDIS products are recognized […]
NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced the availability of the SSL2109 – a high-efficiency buck controller for high-power, non-dimmable LED lighting applications using non-isolated topologies. Designed for use with an external power switch, the SSL2109 LED driver IC provides a single design platform for 100, 120 and 230V mains input voltages and power ranges up to 25W. […]
Boulder Ionics Corp. announced the completion of a $4.3 million Series A financing. The over-subscribed financing round was led by Pangaea Ventures, and joined by new investors 9th Street Investments, CalCEF Clean Energy Angel Fund, and JSR Corporation as well as existing investors including Protonic Capital. The investor funds complement the company’s grant awards totaling […]
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. The company posted first quarter sales of $105.8 million compared to $112.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 and $137.7 million in the first quarter of 2011. Income from continuing operations was $0.8 million or $0.02 per diluted share. […]
austriamicrosystems introduced the world’s first lightning sensor IC, the AS3935 Franklin Lightning Sensor with an embedded intelligent algorithm. Named after American innovator, Benjamin Franklin, the austriamicrosystems’ low power lightning sensor provides people with advanced warning of approaching electrical storms giving them additional time to take shelter. The AS3935 Franklin Lightning Sensor utilizes a sensitive RF […]
Kold Ban International (KBi) announced the introduction of the next generation of our KAPower Nickel Carbon Supercapacitors (aka Ultracapacitors). KAPower’s proprietary asymmetrical double layer design utilizes "space-age" technology to meet the engine cranking demands of today’s accessory laden engines. KAPower is an alternative or counterpart to lead-acid engine starting batteries or alternative to batteries used […]
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) introduced a series of voltage references offering what the company says is the industry’s best combination of noise performance, initial output voltage accuracy, low temperature coefficient (TC), and excellent long-term stability at unmatched price points. The new ADR45xx series of voltage references are specifically suited for high-resolution data converters and precision […]
3W Power, the holding company of AEG Power Solutions (AEG PS), issued preliminary results for Q1 2012. Order intake was down 3% year-on-year, but up 14.6% compared to the previous quarter. Revenues for the first quarter were also down by 3% at EUR83.5 million (q1 2011:EUR86.4 million) and EBITDA was EUR-2.8 million (q1 2011:EUR2.3 million), […]
Phihong USA has developed a new multi-channel driver for indoor and outdoor lighting applications. Designated the PDA037W-350G, the driver is equipped with...