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Power Electronics

Infineon Technologies introduced the TO-220 FullPAK Wide Creepage package. The new package is offered for the 600 V CoolMOS™ CE, targeting a broad range of low power consumer applications.

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Saft, world designer, developer and manufacturer of high technology batteries for industry, has been awarded a megawatt-scale Li-ion (lithium-ion) battery energy storage contract by Fortum, the Finnish energy company.

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Despite recent economic challenges, the outlook for China is positive, especially within the power electronics industry.Since its stock market crash in August 2015, the industrial landscape in China has evolved: numerous companies suffered and some of them even disappeared. Independent of the debates regarding China’s growth rate, the Chinese economy is continuing to slow down, but such events will not change the dynamism of the Chinese industry.

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GE Renewable Energy announced it now has more than 50,000 MW of onshore wind turbines installed across the globe.

  • 50,000 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity spread across more than 30,000 GE wind turbines in more than 35 different countries
  • Recent acquisition of Alstom’s renewable energy unit expands GE’s wind footprint in Europe and Brazil
  • Global GE wind installed base now provides enough energy to power the equivalent of approximately five cities the size of Hong Kong
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WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, announced that Osaka, Japan-based DAIHEN, a global actor in power electronics and industrial robotics, has licensed WiTricity's magnetic resonance technology for use in wireless charging systems developed by DAIHEN for the Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV) and electrical forklift truck market.

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On the eve of the 2016 Beijing International Automobile Exhibition, Toyota announced that it will launch plug-in hybrid versions of the Corolla and Levin―two mass-market models―in China during 2018.

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