MagnaChip Semiconductor Corp. and Bourns, Inc. announced that MagnaChip has ramped to mass production all families of the Bourns® series of high-speed circuit protection devices (TBU® HSP) designed for a broad selection of Industrial, Consumer and Telecommunication applications. TBU HSP devices are constructed using MOSFET semiconductor technology. When placed in series in the system, the […]
The emerging Smart Grid will be the source of the largest-ever opportunity for value-added for makers of ac-dc power supplies, according to...
Atmel Corp. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Advanced Digital Design, S.A. (ADD Semiconductor), a privately held company based in Zaragoza, Spain that develops power line communication solutions. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in October. Atmel does not expect the acquisition to have […]
Marlow Industries has launched the EverGen series, which the company says is a complete range of thermoelectric-based energy harvesting devices, offering customers a low-cost, zero-maintenance power solution for wireless sensor applications. According to the company, existing energy solutions for sensor networks require customers to rely on expensive wired systems or short-lived batteries. Marlow’s thermal energy […]
Microsemi Corp. has commended the ratification of the HDBaseT™ specification. This represents an important milestone for the HDBaseT Alliance, the cross-industry alliance formed to promote and standardize HDBaseT technology for whole-home distribution of uncompressed high-definition (HD) multimedia content, in promoting industry-wide adoption of the technology. "The ratification of POH further validates HDBaseT as an emerging […]
International Self-Powered Building Council (ISPBC) announced Platinum Certification for the iCONNET SPB EMS (Energy-Management-System) developed by Controlnet Technology Inc. as the core operating system for next-generation self-powered-buildings (SPB). Co-developed with RSI ENERGY GROUP, iCONNET is a scalable multi-voltage smart engine and electricity network system. It manages and controls buildings of tomorrow with the most efficient […]
Crown Equipment Corp. announced that it has built its 500th new forklift to be operated with fuel cells. This is in addition to the Crown forklifts already in operation that have been retrofitted during the last few years to accommodate fuel cells. The achievement represents a notable milestone signifying the increased adoption of this technology […]
International Battery announced the readiness of its NPS 160 Lithium-ion energy storage systems for use in military microgrids. The NPS 160 is the company’s next generation 4.1 kilowatt hour system designed for the harsh demands of military applications. It is designed to meet the weight, temperature and environmental extremes experienced by tactical military vehicles. According […]
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®) announced coolRAC™ technology, which the company describes as a breakthrough power architecture for enterprise data centers that...
Sunlogics PLC, a vertically integrated global solar energy systems provider specializing in solar project development and installation, announced that it has acquired privately-held Phoenix Solar Holdings Corp. and its operating subsidiaries, including EPV Solar Germany GmbH and New Millennium Solar Equipment Corp. With the completion of this transaction, Sunlogics now has the ability to manufacture […]
2011 has been a year of significant milestones according to Ohio-based Nextronex, Inc. As the first full year on the market has progressed the company says that more customers are finding that the advantages of higher energy output and lower installation costs with the exclusive Distributed Architecture UL Listed Ray-Max® Inverter System are significant. "Customers […]
SolarBridge Technologies (SolarBridge) has been awarded a $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through its SunShot Initiative, a program whose goal is to reduce the cost of solar energy systems by 75 percent by 2020. SolarBridge will use the DOE grant to accelerate development of what the company says is an […]
IEEE announced that IEEE 2030™ – IEEE Guide for Smart Grid Interoperability of Energy Technology and Information Technology Operation with the Electric Power System (EPS), End-Use Applications, and Loads – has been approved and published. IEEE 2030 establishes a globally relevant Smart Grid interoperability reference model and knowledge base that can be used by utilities […]
SPX Corporation’s Service Solutions business unit has been selected by Daimler AG as the preferred provider of turnkey electric vehicle (EV) charging installation services for its smart and Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles. The announcement was made at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show by Daimler AG. The agreement calls for SPX Service Solutions to provide EV charging […]
The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the European Union’s (EU) Smart Grid Coordination Group (SG-CG) jointly announced their intention to work together on Smart Grid standards development, emphasizing common goals and areas of focus. Both NIST and the SG-CG have mandates to coordinate the development of a standards framework […]