SCALE-iDriver ICs Introduce High-Reliability SCALE-2 Driver Technology to 1200 V Applications

Power Integrations today announced a family of galvanically isolated single-channel gate driver ICs ranging in output current from 2.5 A to 8 A – the industry's highest output current without an external booster. SCALE-iDriver™ ICs, optimized for driving both IGBTs and MOSFETs, are the first products to bring Power Integrations' pioneering FluxLink™ magneto-inductive bi-directional communications technology to 1200 V driver applications.

Power Integrations Reports First-Quarter Financial Results

Power Integrations today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. Net revenues for the first quarter were $85.3 million, down two percent from the prior quarter and up three percent compared to the first quarter of 2015. Net income was $8.8 million or $0.30 per diluted share, compared to $0.44 in the prior quarter and $0.21 in the first quarter of 2015. Cash flow from operations for the first quarter was $20.3 million.

Connected Thermostat Efficiency Program Heats Up

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun working with stakeholders on the second draft of an ENERGY STAR specification for a new product group called "Connected Thermostats." These are products that control an area's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) with the added ability to communicate with external sources.

To learn how the new spec is taking shape, read Mr. Green's latest blog.

EPA Considers Changes to ENERGY STAR TV Spec

To better address changing TV technology, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to expand the ENERGY STAR TV program to now include devices that don't contain internal tuners. To get the specifics on the proposal and its impact on energy consumption requirements, read Mr. Green's latest blog.