The program has been announced for the first-annual Darnell’s Power China (DPC ’12), to be hosted at the Parkyard Hotel Shanghai in...
Silicon Laboratories Inc. introduced a single-port Power over Ethernet (PoE) controller that brings economical "plug-and-play" simplicity to embedded power sourcing equipment (PSE) designs. The new Si3462 controller eases the development of PSE endpoints such as residential gateways, set-top boxes, fiber-optic media converters, and surveillance and security systems that connect to a wide variety of powered […]
On the back of a resurgence in innovation, power electronics is poised to grow to account for $15 billion worth of sales of discrete components in four key industry segments in 2020. It’s also moving beyond its historic dependence on silicon, with two new materials — silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) — taking […]
CUI Inc. announced a new series of enclosed dual output internal switching power supplies. The VGD series is offered in two configurations,...
The Executive Board of Q-Cells SE filed a request to open insolvency proceedings at the competent District Court in Dessau. The competent Insolvency Court in Dessau has appointed Mr. Henning Schorisch, hww wienberg wilhelm Insolvenzverwalter, Halle/Saale, as preliminary insolvency administrator. Following an intensive review of alternative concepts for the implementation of the financial restructuring, the […]
AllCell Technologies LLC signed a License Option Agreement with the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) to license technology developed by the University for thermal storage for air conditioning and heating using geothermal heat pumps. The option provides AllCell with the exclusive right to negotiate an exclusive license to UIC intellectual property covering the use […]
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. unveiled a Solar Hydrogen Station on the grounds of the Saitama Prefectural Office. The initiative is part of...
Axion Power International, Inc. announced results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. Net product sales increased to $7.6 million in 2011 from $1.3 million in 2010. Net product sales increased in 2011 compared to 2010 primarily due to the sale of $ 6.4 million of specialty lead-acid batteries to a single […]
Today’s noise-sensitive medical, industrial and telecom designs need smooth, quiet power sources to operate at peak performance. Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) has introduced a new class of voltage regulators designed to deliver the industry’s lowest-noise 1A switching power supply without sacrificing efficiency and power performance. The TPS54120, the first in TI’s family of QuietSupply™ regulators, […]
Thin-film solar modules are an inexpensive and versatile alternative to traditional solar cells made of crystalline silicon. Eighteen leading industrial and research partners have joined forces in an EU Fast Track project aiming to further refine this technology. In the next three years, it is planned to produce a marketable prototype with an efficiency of […]
Ener1, Inc. announced it has completed its financial restructuring and successfully emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a privately-held company. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York confirmed the Company’s Plan of Reorganization on February 28, 2012, and the Plan became effective on March 30, 2012. Alex Sorokin, Ener1’s interim-CEO said, […]
Infineon Technologies has expanded its automotive power semiconductor lineup with the new 650V CoolMOS™ CFDA. According to the company, this is the industry’s first Superjunction MOSFET solution with Integrated Fast Body Diode to meet the highest Automotive qualification standard AEC-Q101. The 650V CoolMOS CFDA is particularly designed for resonant topologies such as battery charging, dc-dc […]
Power Integrations announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire privately held CT-Concept Technologie AG (known as CONCEPT) for approximately 105 million Swiss francs in cash, or about US$115 million, net of cash assumed. Founded in 1986 and based in Biel, Switzerland, CONCEPT is a developer of highly integrated, energy-efficient drivers for high-voltage IGBT […]
Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. announced an open loop Hall-effect sensor IC with near closed loop performance (in accuracy and bandwidth). Allegro’s ACS716 current sensor IC provides an economical and precise means for current sensing applications in industrial, commercial, and communications systems. The device is offered in a small footprint surface mount package that allows easy implementation […]
Eaton Corp. introduced advanced utility-scale inverter technology in its new Series 6001 energy storage grid-connect inverter, engineered to provide improved power stability for wind and solar energy customers. The Series 6001 features proprietary electronics that the company says make it one of the most efficient inverters in the renewable power market. "With the recent IE […]