DOE Proposes UPS Efficiency Standard

August 11th, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) describing minimum efficiency levels for uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs). The UPS proposal is an offshoot of the DOE's recently published battery charger efficiency standard. If adopted, the standard will affect UPS products manufactured in, or imported into, the United States.

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Power Integrations Reports Second-Quarter Financial Results

July 28th, 2016

Power Integrations today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2016. Net revenues for the second quarter were $97.2 million, up 14 percent from the prior quarter and also up 14 percent compared to the second quarter of 2015. Net income was $11.3 million or $0.38 per diluted share, compared to $0.30 per diluted share in the prior quarter and $0.29 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2015. Cash flow from operations for the second quarter was $23.6 million.

Power Integrations Appoints Thomas Simonis as VP of High-Power Products

July 25th, 2016

Power Integrations has announced the appointment of Thomas Simonis as VP of high-power products with responsibility for product management, R&D and marketing. With over 25 years of service in the high-voltage motor-driver and semiconductor industries, Mr. Simonis joins Power Integrations with senior technical and business management experience at a variety of companies including ATB, CPM and Infineon. Mr. Simonis succeeds Wolfgang Ademmer, who is retiring from Power Integrations after joining the company in 2012 via the acquisition of CT-Concept.

Canada to Update Energy Efficiency Standards

July 20th, 2016

Canada’s Department of Natural Resources announced that it is considering tightening energy efficiency requirements for nine existing product categories and initiating new standards for six others. To learn what products are under consideration and what the proposed changes entail, visit the Green Room.