This week, Mr. Green takes a look at the recently published working draft of a proposed revision to the EC Ecodesign standard for televisions that would expand coverage to include computer displays and digital picture frames. To get the details about the proposed standard, read Mr. Green's blog.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently considered next steps for requiring tighter efficiency standard for general service lamps. As a result of their discussion, the DOE has proposed five potential efficacy levels. The new standard is expected to be finalized by December 2016, with an effective date of December 2019.To learn more about what's being considered, visit the Green Room.
In a recent interview with EDN, PI's VP of Marketing, Doug Bailey, discussed the development of the FluxLink™ magnetic coupling method used in the InnoSwitch family of ICs. To watch the video and learn more about this new technology, visit the EDN website.
PI Expert™ Suite, Power Integrations' highly recognized power supply design tool, is now accessible as a cloud-based web application: PI Expert Online. Previously, users were required to download software to their computer. Now, with PI Expert Online, designers may access the design tool from any Internet browser. In addition, users will receive updates and new features automatically.
Power Integrations today announced financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. Net revenues for the fourth quarter were $86.6 million, down four percent from both the prior quarter and the fourth quarter of 2013.