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Posts tagged with 'hybrid and electric vehicles'

18 Oct, 2013

John Day ams AG has come up with what it says is “a vastly simplified and more robust” way to monitor and balance cells in lithium ion battery systems, including those in hybrid and electric vehicles. Bernd Gessner, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Automotive Business at ams, says the currently prevailing method of cell balancing requires a complicated algorithm running remotely on a high-end microcontroller … Read More

hybrid and electric vehicles, lithium-ion battery system, ams AG, microcontroller (MCU)

20 Oct, 2011

John Day KEMET Corp. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week to inaugurate a power film capacitor manufacturing facility at its plant in Simpsonville, South Carolina. The $34.1 million project includes a $15.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), $2.5 million in incentives from the State of South Carolina, and KEMET’s own investment of $16.5 million. KEMET plans to employ at least 113 people … Read More

hybrid and electric vehicles, KEMET, ceramic and aluminum electrolytic devices, power film capacitors

6 Aug, 2010

John Day Those who follow baseball closely know there is a lot more to the game than is apparent to the casual fan, but on the flip side, the game is relatively easy for the casual fan to grasp. There is pitching, catching, batting, running, and scoring. Each team has the same number of players on the field, in the same positions, and if we know who played, who won, and who moved up or down in the standings, … Read More

battery management system IC, hybrid and electric vehicles, Atmel Corporation, Linear Technology, Maxim Integrated Products

16 Jun, 2010

John Day Lear hasn’t said much for public consumption since emerging from bankruptcy last November but this week the firm invited members of the press to its Southfield, Michigan headquarters to show off what appeared to be an impressive array of high power management products for hybrid and electric vehicles. Lear is not pursuing battery or electric motor technology but focuses on critical electrical power … Read More

hybrid and electric vehicles, Jeneanne Hanley, Glenn Denomme, Lear, Power Management

27 Apr, 2010

John Day It may be a cliché to say that so-and-so “wrote the book on” whatever, but with Infineon and power electronics, it’s true. The firm wrote “Fundamentals of Power Semiconductors,” and one of the fundamentals, though not necessarily in the book, is the idea that power components are likely to tip the scale in automotive electronics. “Companies that are dominant in automotive electronics will start to … Read More

Shawn Slusser, powertrain systems, Strategy Analytics, IGBTs, Infineon, hybrid and electric vehicles, zero defects, MOSFETs, power electronics, logic devices, microcontrollers

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