DOE Finalizes Test Rules for External Power Supplies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently finalized its amended rules for Test Procedures for External Power Supplies (EPSs). Changes are designed to support the much tighter and more expanded Level VI EPS efficiency requirements. To learn the details about what's new, read Mr. Green's Blog.

Power Integrations Reports Second-Quarter Financial Results

Power Integrations today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. Net revenues for the second quarter were $85.3 million, up three percent from the prior quarter and down four percent from the second quarter of 2014.

Commented Balu Balakrishnan, president and CEO of Power Integrations: "Like many of our industry peers, we experienced lower-than-expected demand in the second quarter. However, we proactively adjusted our operating expenses during the quarter and delivered solid earnings and strong cash flow.

European Union Reconsiders Efficiency Label

In a recent move, the European Union has proposed returning to an earlier version of its efficiency labeling system for consumers. To learn about the reasoning behind the decision and about other changes in the EU efficiency strategy, visit the Green Room.