Richardson RFPD Announces Agreement with Power Integrations

August 16th, 2016

Richardson RFPD, Inc., a global leader in the power conversion market, has announced an agreement with Power Integrations to serve as a worldwide distributor for PI's SCALE™ IGBT drivers for the high-power market, as well as its new SCALE-iDriver™ integrated circuits.

Power Integrations’ family of SCALE gate drivers reduce component count, enhance efficiency, and improve reliability. The new family of SCALE-iDriver ICs are galvanically-isolated single-channel gate driver ICs that provide the industry’s highest output current without an external booster.

DOE Proposes UPS Efficiency Standard

August 11th, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) describing minimum efficiency levels for uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs). The UPS proposal is an offshoot of the DOE's recently published battery charger efficiency standard. If adopted, the standard will affect UPS products manufactured in, or imported into, the United States.

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Dimmable LED Designs Using LYTSwitch-7 Are Now Available

August 9th, 2016

Three new designs using LYTSwitch-7, Power Integrations' latest LED driver IC, are now available for download. LYTSwitch-7 LED driver ICs have a component count that is approximately 40% less than for conventional circuits and are capable of delivering up to 22 watts without a heatsink in a very small SO-8 footprint.

Each of the following designs are dimmable, power factor corrected, and non-isolated:

Power Integrations Reports Second-Quarter Financial Results

July 28th, 2016

Power Integrations today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2016. Net revenues for the second quarter were $97.2 million, up 14 percent from the prior quarter and also up 14 percent compared to the second quarter of 2015. Net income was $11.3 million or $0.38 per diluted share, compared to $0.30 per diluted share in the prior quarter and $0.29 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2015. Cash flow from operations for the second quarter was $23.6 million.