Leyden Energy, Inc. announced that it has received $20 million in Series B financing led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with participation from existing investors Lightspeed Ventures, Sigma Partners and Walden International. Leyden Energy will use the new capital to expand production of its full suite of next-generation Li-ion batteries, increase company staff and fund […]
Power Distribution, Inc. (PDI) announced the availability of PDI PowerMap™. The new software is a cloud-based offering that eliminates the need for handheld meters by automatically uploading individual circuit-based power stats and securing the information in the cloud. Additionally, users can access charts and graphs by mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops to […]
The Plenary Session at the 2011 Darnell Power Forum (DPF ’11) will feature senior executives from Efficient Power Conversion, Electric Power Research...
Linear Technology announced the LT8500, a pulse width modulation (PWM) generator with 48 independent channels. Each channel has an individually adjustable 12-bit (4,096 steps) PWM register and a 6-bit (64 step) ±50% correction register. All controls are programmable via a simple TTL/CMOS 50MHz serial data interface. The LT8500 can be used in a wide variety […]
Digi-Key Corp. announced the addition of an Energy Harvesting TechZone to its expansive listing of online resources. This new TechZone features all the amenities of Digi-Key’s previously launched Lighting, Microcontroller, Power, Sensor, and Wireless TechZone technology zones, including application notes, product highlights of the latest innovations, product guides, Product Training Modules, videos, white papers, and […]
Micrel Inc. rolled out the MIC5281 and MIC5282, two high performance linear regulators designed for noise-sensitive applications such as industrial, networking, telecom infrastructure equipment and bias power supplies. "With its industry-leading quiescent current of 6µA and PSRR of greater than 90dB, both the MIC5281 and MIC5282 offer a plethora of benefits to the designers that […]
Rep Michael Honda, Congressional representative of Silicon Valley and member of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, is reintroducing the Smart Electronics Act, to address the greenhouse gas impacts and energy costs of proliferation of electronic devices throughout the world, and the Nanotechnology Advancement and New Opportunities (NANO) Act. "This proliferation of electronic devices," […]
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) introduced a synchronous 50mA, 60V SWIFT™ step-down regulator with high efficiency and low noise performance in a solution size of only 125 mm². The TPS54062 integrates both the high-side and low-side power MOSFETs, providing efficient power conversion and transient protection to noise-sensitive industrial automation and sensor control, smart meter, telecom, computing […]
KEMET Corp. announced the release of its low DC leakage MnO2 Series tantalum surface mount capacitors. This option is well suited for decoupling and filtering in industrial and automotive high end applications. "KEMET’s T489 Low DC Leakage Series provides 25% lower leakage than standard MnO2 tantalum capacitors, with better reliability, as well as low ESR […]
Ballard Power Systems announced that Dantherm Power, a Danish system integrator in which it has a controlling interest, has signed a collaboration agreement with Delta Power Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd. to market clean energy fuel cell power solutions in the Indian telecommunications sector. Delta Power Solutions (India) is a subsidiary of Delta Electronics (Thailand) PLC, […]
TDK-EPC, a group company of the TDK Corp., has intensified its support of STMicroelectronics (ST) in the creation of tested energy-saving solutions....
Cooper Industries plc announced the acquisition of Martek Power, a manufacturer of power electronic components for approximately €130 million (inclusive of assumed debt). Martek specializes in the manufacture of highly specialized power management devices for the military, heavy-duty transportation, aerospace, medical, telecom and hybrid/electrical vehicle markets. Martek will become part of the Cooper Bussmann division […]
Johnson Controls, Inc. opened its newly renovated, state-of-the-art Battery Technology Center and Battery Test Facility at its Power Solutions headquarters in Glendale, Wisconsin. The facility is the largest energy storage technical center in North America. "Our Battery Technology Center and Battery Test Facility will ensure that we not only have the best products on the […]
GE Lighting announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Lightech, a privately held, advanced lighting technology leader based near Tel Aviv, Israel, with commercial teams in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. Lightech specializes in providing LED electronic drivers, plus halogen transformers, to the lighting industry. GE states that this strategic acquisition supports its […]
The ZigBee Allianceannounced that an update to ZigBee® Smart Energy™ version 1, the first and only widely available Advanced Metering Infrastructure standard, is now available for product development and public download. ZigBee states that the ZigBee Smart Energy is the industry leading standard helping to create greener homes by giving consumers the information and automation […]