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2008-08-18 Design with IGBT modules for high power inverters
Many applications require the design of inverters with ratings close to or even beyond1MVA with 1,2000V or 1,7000V devices. Applications like variable speed drives, UPS systems, heavy-duty commercial vehicles or renewable energy systems like windmills or large solar farms often imply restrictions that don't allow to design with higher voltage levels.
2008-08-14 Center to find fuel cells from ocean resources
Looking into ocean power to generate electricity, hydrogen to fuel cars and heat exchangers to cool buildings is what the $13.75-million project at Florida Atlantic University's Center for Ocean Energy Technology covers
2007-08-28 Applied Materials completes acquisition of HCT
Applied Materials has announced the completion of its acquisition of HCT Shaping Systems, a supplier of precision wafering systems for manufacturing c-Si substrates for the solar industry
2011-07-18 Wireless sensors push smart machines into Green revolution
STMicroelectronics, ARaymond and Micropelt are jointly presenting thermal-energy harvesting-based solutions to power 'smart sensors' and 'smart microsystems' at the Hannover Fair under the common theme of 'Green Solutions
2015-04-17 US builds world's fastest supercomputer
The Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne and Lawrence Livermore (CORAL) project financed by the U.S. Department of Energy aims to one-up the Chinese with up to 200petaflops systems by 2018
2010-05-05 Schottky diodes eliminate switching losses
Cree has launched the Z-Rec 1700V junction barrier Schottky (JBS) diode products targeted at high-voltage power-conversion applications in motor drive, wind energy and traction systems
2011-04-27 Powercast boasts batteryless, RF-powered wireless sensor system
Powercast Corp. debuts a batteryless, RF-powered energy harvesting wireless sensor system for building and industrial automation
2012-09-10 Power MOSFETs target emerging co-design standards
ST's 900V and 950V SuperMESH 5 Power MOSFETs are aimed at green energy designs and boast the highest voltage rating at 950V
2010-05-04 Panel: Smart grid face security, consumer roadblocks
A panel of experts at the Embedded Systems Conference enumerated challenges that the smart electric grid is facing from making communications gear secure to understanding consumer behaviors
2013-01-17 Microsemi expands SiC power module line
The devices are geared for high power switch mode power supplies, motor drives, uninterruptible power supplies, solar inverters, oil exploration applications
2013-09-06 Laser spectroscopy eases nanoscale measurement
A team of researchers from Drexel University revealed an approach that could allow cell phones, laptops and tablets to become increasingly thinner and more energy efficient
2011-03-25 Infineon 16bit MCUs meet ultra low-end needs
Infineon's XE16xL and XE16xU real-time signal controllers provide 16bit performance at 8bit cost for electric drive systems in energy efficiency and mass market applications
2013-01-10 Identifying prospects in green power
There are many opportunities in energy harvesting for use in green power alternative energies
2013-08-23 Embedded ultrathin radios let walls listen, talk
Princeton University researchers placed ultrathin radios directly on plastic sheets that can be applied to walls and other structures to enable invisible communications systems
2015-05-14 Digital signal controllers target power supply apps
The 14-member dsPIC33EP "GS" family of DSCs from Microchip boasts advanced algorithms that enable power supply designs that are more energy efficient and have better power supply specifications
2008-11-03 Composites beat steel as surveillance system case
In designing a wireless pole camera system for digital video surveillance, Boundless Security Systems has chosen to use composite over steel for its cabinet
2002-04-03 Ansoft integrates Simplorer into automotive evaluation tool
Ansoft Corp. has announced the integration of its Simplorer electrical system simulator into the Advanced Vehicle Simulator automotive evaluation tool of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
2011-07-21 STMicro unveils power supply solutions
STMicro has revealed its new line of power supply systems that include DC/DC converters, battery chargers, battery level indicators and home smart meters that, the company said, support energy efficiency
2014-10-31 From Jeju to West: South Korea exports smart grid tech
State-run company Korea Electric Power Corporation has earmarked some $155 million for the testing of the smart grid technologies on Jeju Island, with a goal is to develop smarter power systems into an export item
2009-09-29 Suntech sets new PV cell conversion record
The new world record conversion efficiency (aperture area only) was measured at 16.53 percent.
2003-05-29 Spire acquires Bandwidth Semiconductor
Spire Corp. has acquired semiconductor foundry Bandwidth Semiconductor LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stratos Lightwave Inc.
2011-12-12 MEMC restructuring cuts jobs
The company's restructuring program will also idle, close or reduce the capacity of some of its production facilities.
2014-12-15 Infineon outs royalty-free power modules for high-voltage IGBT
The company announced a royalty-free license of the design to all providers of IGBT power modules in order to make the benefits of the module widely available.
2003-10-08 With nod from NASA, 500mV chipset for liftoff
After years of work and a thumbs-up from NASA, researchers at the University of Idaho have designed a chip whose power consumption is more than an order of magnitude less than that in existing satellite chips.
2012-12-20 Vertical crosspoint memory for Internet of Things
Here's a look at antifuse NVM and the recent advances that make it a good solution for IoT MCUs.
2014-05-30 TI PLC modem platform supports G3, IEEE-1901.2
The PLC modem solutions from TI provide the flexibility of a single hardware and software design supporting G3, PRIME and IEEE-1901.2 standards across both CENELEC and FCC frequency bands.
2013-01-22 TI MCU comes with USB 2.0
The C2000 Piccolo features a 12bit, 3MSPS, ADC with simultaneous, dual sampling and on-chip voltage reference yield quick, and accurate system feedback.
2011-12-06 Smart meters to cross $200B in 2015
IC Insights' report reveals that global investment in smart grids will reach about $100 billion this year.
2011-11-17 Sluggish growth for power management ICs
Japan's March earthquake and the slow consumer spending have impacted the growth of the power management semiconductor market.
2012-11-20 Slow consumer spending drags power IC market
IHS predicted that revenue derived from the use of power management chips will amount to $29.9 billion by the end of the year, down from $31.8 billion last year.
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