Getting the Best Performance from AC to DC Power Supplies in Abusive Environments

29 August 2014

      By Ira J. Pitel Ph.D., Magna Power Electronics INTRODUCTION Ac to dc power supplies can be found in applications where power needs to be processed from the ac power mains to loads requiring a fixed or variable dc voltage or current. While such equipment has few input and output connections, engineers frequently [...]

Modular Inverter System from GvA

28 August 2014

    With VARIS™, the new Modular Inverter System, GvA Leistungselektronik GmbH focuses on sustainable solutions with standardized and cost-efficient inverters. The modular approach also provides the flexibility required for diverse applications.     The company providing development and manufacture of customer-specific power electronics based in Mannheim is marketing the new state-of-the-art inverter system as [...]

The Industry’s First Foundry Business for MEMS Utilizing Thin-Film Piezoelectric Elements

27 August 2014

Supplying sensors and actuators that feature breakthrough energy savings and miniaturization ROHM has recently established a process for MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System, hereinafter ‘piezoelectric MEMS’) utilizing thin-film piezoelectric elements, and implemented the industry’s first* foundry business that integrates product design and manufacturing processes, from wafer pulling to mounting, in order to meet a variety [...]

Reliability of Advanced Power Modules for Extended Maximum Junction Temperatures

26 August 2014

      In the early days of power electronics, lifetime assessment was restricted to maximum load conditions and generous margins. Today, application specific mission profiles, which reflect the dynamic behavior of the load and of the cooling system, are evaluated to estimate the lifetime of power electronic systems. This approach improves the prediction quality, [...]

Modular inverter system VARIS™ from GvA in Russia very much in demand

22 August 2014

  Proton-Electrotex JSC, well-known manufacturer of semiconductors and stacks, based in Orel, 380km south of Moscow, takes over the distribution of the modular inverter system VARIS™ by GvA Leistungselektronik GmbH on the Russian market. GvA is responding to the increasing interest in its innovative inverter system with a strong local partner in Russia. VARIS™ scores [...]

Infineon Technologies AG to Acquire International Rectifier Corporation

21 August 2014

              Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and International Rectifier Corporation (NYSE: IRF) today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Infineon will acquire International Rectifier for US-Dollar 40 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US-Dollar 3 billion. The acquisition combines [...]

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Power Electronics & Semiconductor Manuals

Posted on 21 July 2014

    Power electronics engineers should be equipped with up to date power electronics manuals   Below are recommendations for several power electronics manuals including purchasing or download information.     Infineon Reference book IGBT Modules as eBook and printed Book Today, IGBT and power MOSFET modules are instrumental in power electronic systems and are [...]


Post Job Ads in Bodo's Power Systems and on PowerGuru

Posted on 16 June 2014

  With just one purchase, companies can post job ads with the Power Electronics leaders PowerGuru and Bodo’s Power System’s Magazine offer the possibility of purchasing job advertisements that will be delivered via 3 types of media – print, web, and e-mail – in one purchased package, specifically targeting Power Electronics professionals.   With one [...]



Beer Game Auction

Posted on 11 March 2014

  The beer game auction is a role-playing game (simulation), related to the original Beer Game, where the players are parties in different positions in a B2B purchase process by auction. The objective of the players is to keep the sales prices as high as possible although they are acting within an auction environment. Since [...]


PowerGuru Media Guide Now Available

Posted on 04 February 2014

              With the release of a new media guide for 2014, PowerGuru offers companies a variety of opportunities to increase their online presence and brand recognition. From a choice of several promotion options, companies can select a campaign method that best suits their marketing goals. Available options include banner [...]