Inkron Unveils Flagship LED Products

HELSINKI and LAS VEGAS, Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Strategies in Light — Inkron Oy, a leading manufacturer of advanced materials for the lighting, LED, display, optical, semiconductor and printed electronics industries, emerged from stealth today to introduce two flagship product series for next generation LED applications in solid state lighting, display and mobile devices: the Inkron Die Attach…

e2v Facilities Earn QMLV Certification

Today, e2v is delighted to announce the official MIL-PRF-30535 class V (QMLV) certification of its facilities based in Grenoble, France – the highest standard of quality and reliability for Aerospace-grade microelectronics and integrated circuits. The QMLV certification is a United States military performance-based specification document that defines the general requirements, as well as the quality…

Altera Ships 20 nm SoCs

San Jose, Calif. — Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) today strengthened its leadership position in SoC FPGA products by shipping its second-generation SoC family. Arria® 10 SoCs are the industry’s only programmable devices that combine ARM® processors with a 20 nm FPGA fabric. Arria 10 SoCs bring across-the-board improvements to enable higher performing, lower power, and…

GE DC-DC Converters Deliver High Efficiency

Dallas, Tex. — GE’s Critical Power business has expanded its Orca*-series of isolated, board-mounted power amplifier modules with the new ERCW003A6R 100-watt, one-eighth brick DC-DC converters. The high-efficiency converters provide a typical efficiency of 93 percent at full load and a nominal output voltage of 28 volts. They provide high-voltage and high-power applications with up to 3.6 amperes…

SynQor Develops DC-DC Converters for Railways

SynQor has added two higher power DC-DC converters to its RailQor line.  These new converters triple the usable power in the quarter-brick footprint to 150 W, and increase the power capability by five times to 252 W in the half-brick package. These ruggedized board-mountable and isolated DC-DC converters use synchronous rectification to achieve power conversion efficiencies up to 91 percent at full load…

TI Nano Modules Deliver Small Power Supply Designs

Dallas, Tex. — Texas Instruments (TI) has launched four new SIMPLE SWITCHER nano power modules that the company claims to redefine power supply design for space-constrained applications. The 17-V and 5-V modules feature high performance in the industry’s smallest packages, as small as 30 mm2. The new modules also expand the SIMPLE SWITCHER line to address 100-mA…

Ericsson Power Module Targets RFPAs

Ericsson has launched its PKB4216C series 200-W DC/DC converter module in an eighth-brick package. This power module is designed for radio-frequency power amplifier (RFPA) applications and supplying the voltage to power transistors used in integrated radio amplifiers. The PKB4216C series module offers high flexibility with an ultra-wide adjustable output voltage range from 15 V to…

Excelsys Offers High Efficiency AC/DC Power Supplies

Cork, Ireland — Excelsys Technologies recently introduced the XS500 series of high-efficiency, 500-watt (W) convection-cooled AC/DC power supplies. Offering typical efficiency of 92 percent, and operating from 90-264 VAC, the XS500 delivers 500-W of output power without the need for forced-air cooling. The component temperatures within the XS500 are kept to a minimum with a combination…

Samsung SDI to Acquire Magna Battery Business

Samsung SDI Co. Ltd. (KRX:006400), a global leader in energy solutions and electronic materials, has agreed to acquire the battery pack business of Magna International, a leading global automotive supplier. The acquisition is expected to enhance Samsung SDI’s capabilities in batteries for electric vehicles by combining the company’s established leadership in battery cells and modules…