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New LED Lighting Design for A19 Lamps

PI has recently published a Design Example Report (DER) for dimmable A19 LED lamps. DER-406 is a non-isolated design that incorporates PI's LYTSwitch-4 high-line LED Driver ICs. This new design works with a wide selection of TRIAC dimmers.

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EPA Issues Draft of New ENERGY STAR Large Network Spec

In this week's blog, Mr. Green takes a look at the first draft of a proposed ENERGY STAR spec for large network equipment. To learn what products the program covers and the efficiency requirements being considered, visit the Green Room.

European Commission Takes a Fresh Look at Video Game Efficiency

Three major manufacturers of video game consoles have proposed a self-regulation effort now being considered by the European Commission's Ecodesign Directive group. If successful, the initiative could result in electricity savings of 1.1 TWh within the European Union in 2020. For further details, read Mr. Green's latest blog.

ENERGY STAR'S "Most Efficient" Program Moves Into Its Fifth Year

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced updates to its ENERGY STAR Most Efficient program for 2015. To read about the program's 2014 successes and learn about what's changing, visit the Green Room.

CEC Begins Revising Efficiency Standards on New Construction

The California Energy Commission (CEC) recently began considering ways of increasing Title 24 efficiency requirements for new construction, beginning in the year 2016. Of particular interest are new lighting requirements for both residential and commercial buildings. If enacted, the changes will impact the future lighting market in the state. To learn what's happening at the CEC, visit the Green Room.

PI Databook - Now in Multiple Languages!

The PI Databook mobile app is now available in the following languages: Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

Mr. Green Looks at New Test Rules for LEDs

In this week's blog, Mr. Green discusses developments at the U.S. Department of Energy concerning new test procedures for LED lighting. To learn what metrics are being considered and the possible effects the changes could have, visit the Green Room.

Power Integrations Reports Second-Quarter Financial Results

Power Integrations today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Net revenues for the quarter were $89.0 million, up seven percent from the prior quarter and up one percent from the second quarter of 2013. GAAP gross margin for the second quarter was 54.8 percent; operating margin was 16.1 percent. GAAP net income for the quarter was $16.7 million or $0.54 per diluted share, compared with $0.40 per diluted share in the prior quarter and $0.45 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2013.

LinkSwitch-3 ICs Meet 2016 DoE Regulations for Smartphone and Tablet Chargers

Power Integrations today announced the launch of its LinkSwitch™-3 family of highly integrated monolithic switching ICs. The new devices deliver accurate primary-side regulation for chargers and adapters up to 10 W, making them suitable for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, particularly those subject to 30 mW no-load limitations, such as upcoming mandatory US DoE EPS efficiency regulations and EU CoC Tier 2 guidelines.

Organizations Explore New Approaches to Network Efficiency

In this week's blog, Mr. Green looks at how certain organizations are taking a new approach to home and business network efficiency. By addressing systems as a whole, rather than as individual devices, it's possible that more energy could be saved overall.

To get the details, visit the Green Room.