AllCell Technologies LLC announced the launch of a line of lithium-ion energy storage modules. Based on the company’s proprietary thermal management technology, the modules deliver an industry-leading combination of energy density, cycle life, and safety. Even in extremely hot environments, the module’s passive thermal management system can sit exposed to the sun all day long […]
Mechanical Technology Inc. (MTI) announced its financial results for 2011, with an annual revenue of $10.3 million – a 22 percent increase over 2010 – and net income of $2.4 million, compared to 2010’s net loss of $1.8 million. Despite the revenue increase, the company announced that it is suspending the operations of MTI Micro, […]
SunPower Corp. announced that its third generation SunPower® Maxeon™ solar cell (Maxeon) is now in commercial production. This world-record efficiency solar cell delivers sunlight to electricity conversion efficiency of up to 24 percent. SunPower’s new Maxeon all-back contact solar cell measures 160 mm in size and produces more energy per square meter when compared to […]
ICE Components, Inc. announced what it says is a major breakthrough in SMT current sense transformers. ICE’s CT06 series uses a patented bobbin design to increase isolation and decrease the primary DCR in a smaller package. This improved design allows for a 33% reduction in CT footprint, a 300% increase in current rating and a […]
ZMD AG (ZMDI) announced the launch of two new products: the ZSPM1000ZA1R and ZSPM9010ZA1R. ZMDI is expanding its Smart Power Management portfolio to serve additional applications for non-isolated dc-dc POL supplies. The ZSPM1000ZA1R operates as a synchronous step-down converter in a single-rail and single-phase configuration with an extended operation temperature range from -40 to +125°C. […]
Nuvation Engineering has developed the 3rd generation version of its Battery Management System (BMS) that monitors, balances and protects large-scale lithium battery stacks. Other battery chemistries including nickel are also supported. The Nuvation BMS addresses the needs associated with today’s complex battery systems, including safety, accuracy, noise immunity, compliance with industry standards, and competitive cost. […]
BMW Group and Toyota Motor Corp. (TMC) announced that they have signed an agreement on collaborative research in the field of next-generation lithium-ion battery cells and have begun said research. The agreement follows the memorandum of understanding concerning a mid-to-long-term collaboration on next-generation environment-friendly vehicles and technologies announced by the two companies on December 1, […]
A123 Systems, a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate® lithium iron phosphate batteries and systems, today announced that the company has launched a field campaign to replace battery modules and packs that may contain defective prismatic cells produced at A123’s Livonia, Michigan manufacturing facility. A123 has begun building replacement modules and packs and expects to […]
NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced the LPC11A00 microcontroller series featuring a fully interconnected and flexible analog subsystem, based on the ARM® Cortex™-M0 processor....
Microchip Technology Inc. announced the expansion of its 8-bit PIC16F(LF)178X enhanced Mid-range core microcontroller (MCU) family to include advanced analog and integrated...
The California Public Utilities Commission and NRG Energy have entered into an agreement where NRG will build a comprehensive electric vehicle (EV) charging network in California, investing approximately $100 million over the next four years. This fee-based charging network will consist of at least 200 publicly available fast-charging stations–installed in the San Francisco Bay area, […]
EnerSys announced that it has completed a license and technology development agreement with PowerGenix Systems, Inc. to provide nickel-zinc batteries to EnerSys’ industrial battery customers worldwide. "We continue to develop and provide energy storage solutions and systems to meet our customers’ ever changing needs," said John D. Craig, chairman, president and chief executive officer of […]
Responding to President Obama’s call for an "all-of-the-above" strategy to help consumers reduce their energy costs, the Administration announced that nine major utilities and electricity suppliers will commit to providing more than 15 million households access to data about their own energy use with a simple click of an online "Green Button." By providing consumers […]
Renesas Electronics expanded its RX600 microcontroller (MCU) family with the new 32-bit RX62G group. The MCUs are optimized for digital power control...
loud computing and carbon emissions controls will see the extinction of the silicon semiconductor, as the power discretes market demands superior products, according to a new report by business intelligence experts GBI Research. The new report shows that substrate technologies used in the manufacturing of power discretes have recently evolved, offering improved efficiency for the […]