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January 2013
The ZVEI (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association) and Koelnmesse, Cologne's Exhibition Centre, is holding the fifth conference for the electric mobility industry on 13th and
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01/31/2013
SEMI and the U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance their cooperation in the areas of standards and roadmap activities
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01/31/2013
Microsemi demos to be powered by the company's PoE solutions Microsemi will demonstrate its new SmartFusion®2 SoC FPGAs, which delivers the security, high reliability and low power required in
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01/31/2013

Promising increased efficiencies, better sound, and more flexible operation, a new type of switched-mode audio amplifier based on Predictive Energy Balancing (PEB) from CogniPower is scalable from
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01/31/2013
Ocean Power Technologies, a leading wave energy technology company, announced that it recently received approximately $1.5 million under the State of New Jersey's Business Tax Certificate Transfer
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01/31/2013
The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) announced that Energy Micro, a leader in energy-friendly microcontrollers and RF transceivers based on the ARM® Cortex™ processor core,
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01/30/2013
GRIDiant, a leading provider of Advanced Grid Management (AGM) software applications for electric utilities, and Baltimore Gas and Electric, Maryland's largest gas and electric utility, announced a
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01/30/2013
Atmel, a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, announced the company has signed an agreement with Exegin Technologies Limited, a leading supplier of ZigBee® network stacks,
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01/30/2013
In order to enhance its engineering, billing and service processes and encourage further consumers involvement in key conservation programs, the Coldwater Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has chosen
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01/30/2013
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Capacitors Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2013 titled "Advances in Capacitors and Ultracapacitors for Power Electronics."
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01/30/2013
Richardson RFPD announced its sponsorship of a special expert forum discussing the state-of-the-art in Gallium Nitride semiconductor technology targeting high-power RF and microwave applications.
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01/29/2013
JA Solar Holdings, one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today announced that its multicrystalline and monocrystalline PV modules successfully passed Potential
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01/28/2013
The new edition of the International Technology Road map for PV (ITRPV) will be presented and published at the annual technology event PV Fab Managers Forum (www.pvgroup.org/pvfmf), organized by SEMI.
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01/28/2013
Super Junction MOSFET jumping from consumer to renewable energy and industry segments
It's generally known that consumer products are Super Junction (SJ) MOSFET's main application segment, representing 2/3 of its total market. And while some applications are stagnant, i.e. Desktop
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01/28/2013
Most will agree that 2012 proved to be a difficult year for the power electronics industry. Floods in Thailand resulted in a shortage of hard-disk drives, restricting PC production in the first half
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01/25/2013
Energy Micro to showcase low power Cortex-M3 customer applications at Embedded World 2013
Energy Micro, creator of energy-friendly microcontroller and radio products, will showcase a number of customer applications for its EFM32 Gecko families of ARM®-based microcontrollers (MCUs) at Embedded
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01/24/2013
The Chinese end-market dominated shipments of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels during the final quarter of 2012 with 33% of global end-market demand, according to new research released in the NPD Solarbuzz
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01/23/2013
After acquiring the majority of Compact Dynamics, the development specialist for electric and hybrid cars, in May 2010, Semikron International GmbH now have acquired the remaining 30 percent of shares
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01/23/2013
FuelCell Energy, a global leader in the design, manufacture, operation and service of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell powerplants, today announced that FuelCell Energy Solutions, GmbH
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01/22/2013
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Nanotechnology Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2013 titled "Nanotechnology Applications in Power Electronics." Taking
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01/22/2013
Silicon Laboratories, a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, will showcase its wireless solutions for advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) at DistribuTECH, the utility
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01/22/2013
CUI signs global distribution agreement with Future
CUI announced that it has signed a global distribution agreement with Future Electronics, a world class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components. This agreement
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01/22/2013
Chomerics Europe, the specialist manufacturer of EMI shielding, thermal management and optical display filter products and materials has designated its facility in High Wycombe, UK as the primary
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01/21/2013
Eric Lidow, pioneer in power semiconductors, 1912-2013

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Eric Lidow, pioneer in power semiconductors, 1912-2013 (RIP)

Eric Lidow was born December 22, 1912 in Vilnius, Lithuania, over one hundred years ago. Educated as an electrical engineer in Berlin during the rise of the Third Reich, Eric was a founding member
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01/21/2013
In support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's innovation-driven economic development strategy, the Governor's Office, New York State Department of Labor, and College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
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01/21/2013
Hirose Electric, a leader in the development of innovative connector solutions, announces an agreement with Samtec Inc. to license its IT3/IT5 High-Speed Elevated Mezzanine connector systems. The
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01/21/2013
A European consortium, consisting of DNV KEMA, Fraunhofer ISE, EMD International, RAH, and RFVV has begun an EU-funded project to develop modeling and simulation tools for optimally integrating electrical
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01/21/2013
Solar PV Equipment Spending Declines 72% to $3.6 Billion in 2012
Solar photovoltaic (PV) equipment spending (covering c-Si ingot-to-module and thin-film) was $3.6 billion for 2012, a 72% decline from the peak of $12.9 billion in 2011, according to new research
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01/18/2013
With the intent to focus exclusively on the further development of smart grids and super grids, DNV will open a new Strategic Research Unit at DNV KEMA's global headquarters in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
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01/18/2013
After having applied Scanning Acoustic Microscopy to temporary wafer (de)bonding inspection, Imec and PVA Tepla present breakthrough results in the detection of TSV voids in 3D stacked IC technology.
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01/18/2013
TDK Corporation announces the opening of TDK-Lambda's new EMEA Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Bristol. Located at the Bristol and Bath Science Park, the Advanced Technology Center has been
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01/18/2013
DesignCon will take place January 28-31 2013 in Santa Clara, and will feature three visionary keynotes, two live teardowns conducted by the hardware repair wizards of iFixit, and more than 120
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01/17/2013
Safety, environment and energy conservation are on the agenda for the 2013 SAE International Government/Industry Meeting, set for Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington,
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01/17/2013
Agilent Technologies announced it will demonstrate its high-speed digital design and test solutions at DesignCon, Jan. 28- 31, at the Santa Clara Convention Center (Booth 201). "DesignCon
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01/17/2013
Power electronics online shop SindoPower launches redesigned website
SindoPower, the online distribution channel of power electronics manufacturer SEMIKRON, have redesigned the website of their online shop. The primary focus of the redesign was on presenting a streamlined
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01/17/2013
In an effort to make stronger operational decisions and bring the value and intelligence of its smart infrastructure directly to the hands of its customers, Braintree Electric Light Department (BELD)
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01/17/2013
Record-breaking organic solar technology achieves a cell efficiency of 12%
Heliatek GmbH, the leader in organic solar films, today announced a record breaking 12.0% cell efficiency for its organic solar cells. This world record, established in cooperation with the University
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01/16/2013
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Energy Harvesting Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2013 titled "Forging Ahead: Global Commercialization of Energy Harvesting
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01/16/2013
As part of its effort to drive operational efficiency and reduce annual energy spend across eight of its schools, the Burlington Vermont School District will use EfficiencySMART Insight from EnerNOC,
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01/15/2013
Providing a high-profile platform for the entire PV technology supply chain, with a focus on manufacturing, production, and deployment, SEMI announced that SOLARCON® India 2013 will be held at the
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01/15/2013
SEMI releases third quarter 2012 worldwide photovoltaic equipment market statistics report

Billings and bookings for the third quarter of 2012

SEMI today reported the worldwide PV manufacturing equipment billings and bookings for the third quarter of 2012. Worldwide booking remained essentially flat in the third quarter when compared to
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01/14/2013
Design center to create high-performance custom IGBT driver solutions
Located in Ense, Germany, IGBT driver manufacturer CT-Concept Technologie, a Power Integrations company, has opened a design center to develop semi-custom gate-drive designs based on its driver
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01/14/2013
Multi-junction solar cell may break efficiency records

This is a schematic diagram of a multi-junction solar cell formed from materials lattice-matched to InP and achieving the bandgaps for maximum efficiency

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory scientists in the Electronics Technology and Science Division, in collaboration with the Imperial College London and MicroLink Devices, Inc., Niles, Ill., have proposed
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01/13/2013
To better develop and produce a wider product range of transmitter and receiver coils for wireless power transfer, Würth Elektronik eiSos has joined the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP). The company
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01/11/2013
Google searches for wind profits in Texas
Google has invested $200 million in a Texas Panhandle wind farm, which will become a part of the company's $1 billion renewable energy portfolio. The Spinning Spur Wind Project in Oldham County, about
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01/11/2013
EnerNOC, a leading provider of energy management applications and services, today announced that Denver Public Schools (DPS) has deployed the company's DemandSMART and EfficiencySMART Insight applications
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01/11/2013
IBM, STMicroelectronics, and Shaspa announced a collaboration to tap cloud and mobile computing for manufacturers and service providers to provide innovative ways for consumers to manage and interact
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01/10/2013
China PV demand to provide US$3 Billion for balance-of-systems suppliers

Quarterly Inverter Revenues for the Chinese PV market in 2013 by Power Size

Revenues of CNY 19.5 billion (US$3.1 billion) will be available to solar photovoltaic (PV) balance-of-systems suppliers in the Chinese PV market for 2013, according to the recent NPD Solarbuzz China
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01/10/2013
Research facility to serve offshore energy development
A new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research facility could help bring the U.S. closer to generating power from the winds and waters along America's coasts and help alleviate a major hurdle for
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01/10/2013
Greensmith Energy Management Systems, a leader in distributed energy storage control systems continues its growth, now with fourteen customers, including eight electric utilities using the company's
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01/10/2013
Nordic demonstrates ANT+ and Bluetooth low energy applications and 'appcessories' at CES 2013
Enabling designers to take advantage of a new market for "appcessories" - an accessory paired with an "app", ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor presented demonstrations of sample
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01/09/2013
Greenvity Communications is partnering with Mitsumi Electric to provide modules and systems for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, battery-charging systems, smart meters and smart energy management
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01/09/2013
Greenvity Communications is partnering with Mitsumi Electric to provide modules and systems for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, battery-charging systems, smart meters and smart energy management
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01/08/2013
American Electric Technologies, a leading global supplier of power delivery solutions for the energy industry, announced today it has been selected by S&B Engineers and Constructors to supply turnkey
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01/08/2013
Free solar panels given to San Diego low-income families
This New Year will begin bright for five lucky San Diego County families. As a result of a successful 2012 Solar Holiday Drive, led by Sullivan Solar Power in a partnership with California nonprofit
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01/05/2013
Magnetic Inversion: AC voltages from manipulated magnetic fields
Scientists are putting a new spin on their approach to generating electrical current by harnessing a recently identified electromotive force known as spinmotive force, which is related to the field
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01/05/2013
Ring out the old, ring in the new: Energy Efficiency Outlook for 2013
In 2012, states, municipalities, and federal agencies largely completed their energy efficiency programs using funds from the 2009 federal stimulus. Notable milestones included weatherizing more than
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01/04/2013
Geothermal industry applauds congressional action on tax legislation
The Geothermal Energy Association applauds Congress for adopting today, as part of bi-partisan tax legislation, important changes in the underlying terms of the federal tax incentives for new geothermal
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01/04/2013
Gallium Nitride (GaN) transistor textbook released for China market
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation announced the publication of a Simplified Chinese edition of its gallium nitride transistor textbook, "GaN Transistors for Efficient Power Conversion." This
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01/03/2013
Power source developed for stretchable electronics
University Of Delware - Electronic devices become smaller, lighter, faster and more powerful with each passing year. Currently, however, electronics such as cell phones, tablets, laptops, etc., are
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01/03/2013
Ultra-thin solar cell can generate power in clothing

A cross-sectional image of the new silicon-based optical fiber with solar-cell capabilities. Shown are the layers -- labeled n+, i, and p+ -- that have been deposited inside the pore of the fiber. Credit: Badding lab, Penn State

(Penn State University) - For the first time, a silicon-based optical fiber with solar-cell capabilities has been developed that has been shown to be scalable to many meters in length. The research
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01/03/2013

 



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