Mr. Green Reports on Recent EC Ecodesign Updates

In this week's blog, Mr. Green discusses what's been happening with the European Commission's Ecodesign Directive. Changes are underway with the next 2-year Working Plan, lighting products, televisions, and more. To learn the latest, visit the Green Room.

U.S. DOE Considers Computer Efficiency Standard

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently initiated a rulemaking and data collection process to consider establishing energy conservation standards for consumer computer systems. As part of the process, the harmonization with some of the metrics found in current ENERGY STAR programs are being evaluated. To learn more, read Mr. Green's blog.

InnoSwitch Family of Switcher ICs Revolutionize Switch-Mode Power-Supply Design

Power Integrations today announced a new class of power-supply ICs. The InnoSwitch™ family of highly integrated switcher ICs combines primary, secondary and feedback circuits into a single, worldwide safety-rated, surface-mount package. With InnoSwitch ICs, designers can easily exceed all global regulatory standards for efficiency and no-load consumption, while minimizing component count and providing highly accurate constant voltage and constant current up to 25 W.

Power Integrations Reports Third-Quarter Financial Results

Power Integrations today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014. Net revenues for the quarter were $90.1 million, up one percent from the prior quarter and down two percent compared with the third quarter of 2013. GAAP gross margin for the third quarter was 54.4 percent; operating margin was 18.7 percent. Net income for the quarter was $16.1 million or $0.52 per diluted share, compared with $0.54 per diluted share in the prior quarter and $0.54 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2013.