CEC Proposes Regulations on LED Lamps

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has just released a proposal for the first mandatory regulations in the U.S. for LED lamps. If enacted, the measures could save billions in energy spending in the coming years. To learn about the CEC's proposal, and what the next steps are, visit the Green Room.

Power Integrations Reports Third-Quarter Financial Results

Power Integrations today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. Net revenues for the third quarter were $88.9 million, up four percent from the prior quarter and down one percent from the third quarter of 2014. Commented Balu Balakrishnan, president and CEO of Power Integrations: "Like many of our peers, we experienced soft demand in the industrial end-market during the third quarter. However, revenues increased in each of the other three end-market categories, resulting in overall sequential growth of four percent.

PI Adds Designs for Power Tool Chargers

Three new power tool charger designs are now available on the Power Tools Applications web page. These designs use two-switch forward and LLC topologies capable of use in chargers up to 586 W.

Power Integrations’ ICs combine high voltage MOSFETs, a controller, and protection circuitry in one heat-sinkable package. Accurate constant current (CC) control provides reliable operation that meet the requirements of most power tool battery charger applications.