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2011-03-30 14:25:00

SAN DIEGO, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --ROHM Semiconductor announces the availability of the SCS1xxAGC series of high-performance silicon carbide (SiC) Schottky barrier diodes (SBD). This new class of SiC diodes offers industry-leading low forward voltage and fast recovery time, leading to improved power conversion efficiency in applications such as PFC/power supplies, solar panel inverters, uninterruptible power supplies, air conditioners and others. (Logo:...

2011-02-02 15:12:07

Gallium nitride (GaN) material holds promise for emerging high-power devices that are more energy efficient than existing technologies "“ but these GaN devices traditionally break down when exposed to high voltages. Now researchers at North Carolina State University have solved the problem, introducing a buffer that allows the GaN devices to handle 10 times greater power. "For future renewable technologies, such as the smart grid or electric cars, we need high-power semiconductor...

2010-11-03 15:11:00

GENEVA, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a world leader in power semiconductors, has released details of a patented high-efficiency circuit and dedicated optimized power components. This new technology will produce cost savings while helping designers comply with the highest power-efficiency standards. The new circuit and power components are ideally suited for boost or buck converters, which are power devices that are usually used in solar inverters or SMPS...

2010-06-30 14:36:48

Improved control of 'neglected middle-child' frequency range offers potential benefits Sandia National Laboratories researchers have taken the first steps toward reducing the size and enhancing the functionality of devices in the terahertz (THz) frequency spectrum. By combining a detector and laser on the same chip to make a compact receiver, the researchers rendered unnecessary the precision alignment of optical components formerly needed to couple the laser to the detector. The new...

2010-02-23 05:00:00

GENEVA, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a leading supplier of power semiconductors, has introduced a new family of high-efficiency power rectifiers that will help product manufacturers achieve energy-efficiency approvals, such as 80 PLUS®. Saving energy has become a major selling point for power-supply and computer manufacturers. The 80 PLUS incentive program proposes to increase power supply efficiency, which helps reduce global carbon...


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