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DoE seeks input on wind energy initiative
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
The Energy Department, under growing pressure to begin spending economic stimulus funds, is seeking industry comment on its wind energy initiative.
Fraunhofer's flexible printed battery allows series connection
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
The Fraunhofer Research Institution for Electronic Nano Systems (Chemnitz, Germany) has demonstrated a flexible printed battery.
MicroFET MOSFETs extend battery life in consumer devices
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has introduced dual N-Channel and single N-Channel MOSFETs that aare designed to extend battery life in applications such as cellular handsets, electric toothbrushes and shavers.
Report: Synthetic biology R&D targets energy, health care
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
A report on synthetic biology warns that commercialization of so-called "syn-bio" products may be further away as applications move up the evolutionary scale.
250mA LDO withstands 80V input
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology has announced a high reliability (MP) grade, wider temperature range version of the LT3013, a micropower LDO with input voltage capability up to 80V.
Report: $2B chip market in alternative energy
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Alternative energy systems and the semiconductors used in them could grow at an annual rate of as much as 40 percent over the next several years, according to a new market research report.
E-Cars as power grid stabilizers -- a pipe dream?
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
2/26/2009   6 comments
Utilities are keen on electric cars since they need their batteries to stabilize the grid. Can this plan work?
Vishay launches Gen VII Power Module Series featuring current ratings up to 400 A
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., has launched its Gen VII series of general-purpose high-voltage power modules, which feature increased current handling capability, lighter weight, lower thermal resistance, improved reliability and a totally lead (Pb)-free construction.
NEC miniaturizes DPAK form factor
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
After the introduction of its HSON-8 power transistor package, NEC Europe again rolls a new package form factor and design aiming at power devices in particular for automotive applications.
Energizer plans zinc air battery design seminars
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
The Energizer Bunny is looking for a few good battery designers.
Toshiba adds 40-, 60- and 80-V MOSFETs to lineup
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Toshiba's higher power UMOS VI-H MOSFETS for use in the primary side switch of isolated DC-DC bus converters achieve high power efficiency through lower on-state resistance and reduced gate charge.
Hall-effect switch drives lower voltage, deeper micropower and higher ESD
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Aimed at portable handsets, PDAs and personal entertainment devices, Melexis' MLX90248 New Generation micropower and omnipolar Hall-effect switch provides what the company says is the industry's lowest current consuming magnetic, contactless solid-state switching.
6W LED driver integrates DC-DC boost converter for larger LCD panel backlighting
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
On Semiconductor's CAT4106 4-channel LED driver includes on-chip diagnostics to maximize efficiency.
Japanese group takes strategic stake in Nujira
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Power amplifier specialist Nujira (Cambridge, England) has won a strategic, but undisclosed level investment from Japanese financial group Mitsubishi UFJ Capital.
First Solar sees breakthrough in manufacturing costs
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Solar module manufacturer First Solar Inc. had both bright and subdued forecasts for the emerging solar industry, unsettling investors with suggestions that it expects demand to fall, competition to increase and huge financial challenges for the industry in the near future, as it revealed it had broken the $1/watt price barrier by reducing manufacturing costs to just $0.98/watt.
Unipower : 80W switchers are highly customizable
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Unipower’s AE-080 Easymod family of switching power supplies provides up to 80 W of highly regulated output power in single or quad output configurations from 1.5 to 48 Vdc.
Standards needed to tap smart grid potential
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
The move to so-called smart electric grids will open new opportunities for communications companies in the energy sector, but it will require new standards, according to Jake MacLeod, chief technology officer with Bechtel Communications.
Analog Devices acquires power-line carrier technology for smart-grid energy applications
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has acquired the PowerBUS RHINO power-line communications technology and all related patents, hardware, and software from Domosys Corporation, a privately held company based in Quebec City, Canada.
Stimulus and Clean Technology -- How long can you wait for funds?
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
What does the stimulus package mean for the entrepreneur or new start-up in the clean technology field. Allan Yogasingam of the Green SupplyLine ponders that it could be awhile before any organizations see funds, if government practices haven't changed...
Listening to engineers can keep researchers in the shadows
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
National's approach to power optimization promises to make life easier for installers by giving them more flexibility and that should pay dividends for end users too.
AnalogicTech : Battery charger supplies up to 2A
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
With the AAT3620, AnalogicTech claims the industry’s first fully integrated single-cell Lithium-ion battery charger capable of supplying up to 2A charge current in a small 3x3 mm TDFN package.
Short duty cycles lead to smaller DC-DC converters
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
A buck converter circuit addresses short duty cycles and incorporates a new control architecture that implements valley current mode control, with user-configurable on-time settings.
ADI acquires 'smart grid' technology
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. has acquired a Canadian developer of power-line communications and other smart grid technologies.
Vehicle electrification happens in truck market, study says
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
Despite the ongoing hype about HEV and electric drives for passenger cars, the stage for vehicle 'electrification' is somewhere else. Market researcher Darnell Group says heavy-duty trucks are much more prone for alternative powertrain approaches.
GlobTek : 50 W supply has 2nd variable output
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
GlobTek’s GS-1549 design delivers up to 50 W of continuous output power and has dual regulated outputs: +12 Vdc at 2 A and variable 10 to 100 Vdc at 26 W.
IBM joins Danish EDISON Project to develop smart grid for electric vehicles
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
IBM has become a new member of the EDISON research consortium, a Denmark-based collaborative aimed at developing an intelligent infrastructure that will make possible the large scale adoption of electric vehicles powered by sustainable energy.
With power management, Dialog Semi bucks downtrend
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
With its strategy to focus on power management solutions for mobile devices, Dialog Semiconductor (Kirchheim/Teck, Germany) had a home run in Q4 and the entire FY2008. The company remains optimistic for the crisis year 2009.
Tips and Tricks: Improve battery life--use ultra-low power audio codecs with signal processing
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
With the recent development of ultra-low power codecs with embedded mini-DSPs and powerful graphical programming tools, manufacturers are now meeting the complex requirements of portable device manufacturers.
OLEDs fare well in current downturn
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
Active-matrix organic light-emitting diodes (AM OLEDs) have emerged as a diamond in the rough for the embatted display and electronics industries.
Texas Instruments : Hot-swap managers suit 3 to 20 V voltage rails
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced three hot-swap managers that help protect against over currents for voltage rails between 3 and 20 V and an operating current of up to 5 A.
Axeon completes development of improved Lithium Iron Phosphate cell for electric urban delivery vehicle
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
Axeon Holdings (Dundee, Scotland) has completed a two year project funded by the Department for Transport under the Energy Saving Trust's Low Carbon R&D programme, which has resulted in the development of a new Lithium-ion battery for use in a fully electric urban delivery vehicle.
MEMS energy harvesting challenges go beyond energy density
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
MEMS energy harvesting challenges go beyond energy density, says Yole Dveloppement's 'MEMS Energy Harvesting Devices: Technologies & Markets Report'.
PV companies see continuing growth
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
German solar cell manufacturers Q-Cells SE and Ersol Solar Energy AG have posted their annual results. Both expect the crisis to affect their business to some extend but the key note remains optimistic.
Reversible diode debuts
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2/23/2009   1 comment
Rutgers University researchers have demonstrated what they claims in the world's first reversible diode that uses a ferroelectric material.
At ESC Silicon Valley, survival's in the bag
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Books, scholarships, games, training, and more, all in a pretty cool Safari bag--yours if you register quickly for ESC Silicon Valley.
2009 EE Times ACE Awards finalists announced
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
See the companies, executives, teams, and others selected as ACE Award finalists.
National Semiconductor aims to help solar installers meet shade challenges
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Later this spring National Semiconductor Corp., is planning to introduce its SolarMagic power optimizer, a new energy management solution that will mark National's strategic entry into the photovoltaic market.
Stimulus: Energy Department scrambles to build new R&D agency
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2/23/2009   1 comment
Energy Department officials are scrambling to assemble a team that will work out details for creating an agile new research agency that will focus on energy technology R&D.
Torex : Voltage regulators offer low dropout voltage
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Available in the tiny USP-6C package (1.8 x 2.0 x 0.6 mm), as well as in standard SOT-25 and SOT-89-5 versions, the XC6220 Series of voltage regulators from Torex Semiconductor offer low dropout voltage – typically 20 mV with a 100 mA load.
AxisNT touts efficiency gains of tripe mode PA module
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Wireless infrastructure group Axis Network Technology (Aylesbury, England) has started sampling a triple mode power amplifier module and IP linearization solution that, it says, offers a 45 percent final stage efficiency for UMTS 64QAM systems at 2.1GHz.
Micropelt readies thermoharvester-driven wireless sensor for commercialisation
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
German thin film thermoelectric specialist Micropelt says that its thermo-powered wireless sensor system is now ready for commercial evaluation and has launched an evaluation kit to enable potential customers to compare it to conventional battery technologies.
Growth's still the guiding principle
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology CEO Lothar Maier asserts that preparing for the semiconductor industry's return to growth should be the guiding principle for companies during the recession. Linear has its eye on four markets: automotive, green technology, communications infrastructure and industrial.
Netbooks, smart phones: Will the twain meet?
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Conventional laptops and mobile phones remain worlds apart when it comes to cost, size and design metrics.
Mobile sector targets 2012 for 'universal charger'
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2/20/2009   2 comments
The mobile communications industry is set to tackle one of the most frustrating aspects of using cellphones – the huge and environmentally wasteful diversity of chargers from different handset makers, and even different charger models from the same supplier.
Dual-channel 1 MHz synchronous boost regulator offers integrated output disconnect and soft-start
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2/20/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation has introduced the LTC3535, a dual-channel 1 MHz, current mode synchronous boost DC/DC converter with integrated output disconnect and soft-start.
Lockheed Martin targets energy research
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2/20/2009   Post a comment
The nation's largest military contractor is looking for partners to develop energy technologies.
Study: U.S. photovoltaic costs declining
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2/19/2009   Post a comment
The installed costs of solar photovoltaic power systems in the U.S. declined significantly between 1998 and 2005, but remained relatively flat from 2006 through 2007, according to the results of a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Feedback loop: Wasteful 'soft' switches, invest in 'green' energy
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2/19/2009   Post a comment
Feedback loop: Wasteful 'soft' switches, invest in 'green' energy
Protection algorithms provide a new way of fault mitigation
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2/19/2009   Post a comment
Smart switches, with protection "in silicon," improve reliability and safety while cutting harness cost.
Shakeout seen in slowing solar equipment
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2/19/2009   Post a comment
More bad news for tool vendors: The solar equipment market is projected to slow in 2009, according to VLSI Research Inc.
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