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2002-01-24 Energy Conversion, Matsushita stay pending litigation
Energy Conversion Devices Inc. and Matsushita Battery Ind. Co. Ltd are in discussions regarding the settlement of their disputes relating to NiMH batteries.
2016-04-26 Thermoelectric device enhances energy conversion by 10x
NEC, NEC TOKIN and Tohoku University develops a Spin Seebeck thermoelectric device with conversion efficiency more than 10 times higher than existing methods
2012-09-06 Sol Chip to integrate solar conversion, logic circuits
The company plans to manufacture chips before the end of 2012, creating circuits that can be used to recharge the batteries of mobile and off-grid devices
2011-08-25 Research aims to harness human motion energy
Energy harvesting technologies takes on human mechanical energy to power portable devices
2012-06-05 Rensselaer energy program fosters industry tie ups
Students accepted into the competitive program will be paired with a sponsor company to work on an energy-related research project for a full academic year
2014-04-23 GaAs cell scores 14% conversion efficiency with zinc oxide
Researchers modified the surface of a 9mm2 gallium arsenide solar cell through a chemical synthesis of thin films, nanostructures and nanoparticles to squash the sun's reflection and maximise the light absorbed.
2005-10-03 Energy-harvesting chips: The quest for everlasting life
Research continues in developing higher energy-density batteries, but the amount of energy available is low and finite
2013-07-24 Ultra-low power 12bit ADC from Analog Devices
The AD7091 offers ultra-low power consumption of 367?A at 3V and 1MSPS; 324?A at 3V in power-down mode while achieving fast throughput rates.
2006-07-17 TI's DSP controllers target power conversion, motor-control apps
Targeting digital power conversion and motor-control applications, Texas Instruments has added four new members to its TMS320F280xx digital signal controller family
2009-02-04 The role of semiconductors in energy conservation
The most interesting thing is that underlying all of those technologies (and many others) are the semiconductors that provide the computational engines, the sensing and signal conditioning as well as the power conversion
2011-09-01 Taking advantage of ambient energy
Know how to convert ambient energy sources into electrical energy by utilizing an appropriate transducer, such as thermoelectric generator for heat, a piezoelectric element for vibration, or a photovoltaic cell for sunlight
2007-07-03 ST, French tech org team on mini energy sources
STMicroelectronics and CEA, a French public technological research organization, have signed an agreement to collaborate on the development of new miniaturized energy sources
2011-05-12 SOT package for portable devices gets upgrade
Central Semiconductor announces the inclusion of 20V, 100mA N-Channel and P-Channel MOSFETs in their SOT-953 package.
2012-09-12 Silicon carbide devices boast increased energy yield
ST's solar power solutions can switch rapidly between conducting and non-conducting states without suffering the reverse recovery current that occurs when switching bipolar diodes.
2014-01-02 Researchers offer low-cost PV device with high energy efficiency
The solar cell developed by the researchers of the ICMol consists of a thin perovskite film sandwiched in between two very thin organic semiconductors.
2008-08-29 Renewable energy initiatives explore hydrogen, photosynthesis
Green energy projects are looking into ways to replace fossil fuels with renewable resources like hydrogen and photosynthesis
2007-10-11 Power supply controller enables energy-efficient designs
Cambridge Semiconductor has unveiled a mixed-signal controller IC for switched-mode power supplies that it expects will help companies produce much more energy-efficient equipment
2009-02-19 Power converter harnesses green energy
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. has developed an integrated mixed-signal chip that can convert the output from a single solar cell into a usable power source.
2013-05-08 Polymer solar cell boasts 8.92% conversion efficiency
Researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology demonstrated high-performance PSCs that claim to offer the highest reported values for plasmonic PSCs using metal nanoparticles.
2012-05-29 NXP, A*STAR develop next-gen GaN-ON-Si power devices
The IME and NXP team will collaborate on the development of process technologies for the manufacturing of GaN devices on 200mm wafer
2003-02-03 NSC dc/dc chipset improves 48V to 1V conversion
National Semiconductor's LM5041/LM5101 controller/driver chipset is capable of achieving 48V to sub-1V dc/dc power conversion
2014-02-21 Multirate techniques for digital power conversion
Discover how multi-rate techniques can support advances in digital power conversion
2007-10-12 Multibillion market awaits energy harvesting tech
In application areas as diverse as aircraft construction, personal health care monitoring systems or burglary detection systems, energy harvesting is on the verge of developing a market with a multibillion dollar potential
2010-03-19 MCUs promise high energy savings at low cost
Infineon extends its XC800 microcontroller line with two new devices designed to further reduce system cost and improve energy efficiency in a wide range of industrial applications
2004-10-26 Linear Tech conversion ICs 'set new standards
Linear Tech announced that they have developed two new true RMS-to-DC conversion ICs that set new standards for accuracy, linearity and size
2014-07-23 IoT drives energy harvesting solutions for wearables
One of the more recent emerging market segments covered under the Internet of Things that is particularly interesting from an energy harvesting perspective is the wearable electronics category
2016-04-21 Inverse spin Hall effect converts microwaves into energy
University of Utah scientists investigated and developed a method on how to generate energy using microwaves by demonstrating an effect called the inverse spin Hall effect
2012-10-08 How to turn waste heat into electrical energy
Here's a look at a device designed to generate multiple watts of power by turning waste heat from industrial piping into electrical energy
2005-06-01 How to drive switching devices without losing speed
This article describes a high-voltage process for the high-side gate driver IC and the conventional high-side driver topology, and also addresses the driver IC problems
2015-02-09 First Solar tops CdTe PV cell conversion efficiency at 21.5
The achievement was certified at the Newport Corp.'s Technology and Applications Centre PV Lab and validates CdTe's continuing competitive advantage over traditional crystalline silicon technology.
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