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EPA Updates ENERGY STAR's Latest TV Program Specs

In his latest blog, Mr. Green takes a look at Draft 2 of the Version 7 ENERGY STAR Television Program Spec. To learn about proposed changes and the timetable for the new spec, visit the Green Room.

Power Integrations Reports Third-Quarter Financial Results

Power Integrations today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014. Net revenues for the quarter were $90.1 million, up one percent from the prior quarter and down two percent compared with the third quarter of 2013. GAAP gross margin for the third quarter was 54.4 percent; operating margin was 18.7 percent. Net income for the quarter was $16.1 million or $0.52 per diluted share, compared with $0.54 per diluted share in the prior quarter and $0.54 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2013.

DOE Proposes New Test Rules for External Power Supplies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently distributed a pre-publication of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) for Test Procedures for External Power Supplies (EPSs). To learn more about proposed changes, read Mr. Green's Blog.

California Makes Progress on LED Efficiency Standard

The California Energy Commission (CEC) recently published a report about efficiency opportunities for various LED lamps. To see what products are being considered and learn about proposed regulations, visit the Green Room.

New Reference Design for 12 W Standards-Compliant Power Supply

Power Integrations recently released Reference Design Report 399 (RDR-399) for a highly efficient (>83%) 12 W general purpose power supply. RDR-399 is suitable for applications such as set-top boxes, small appliances, and PC standby. RDR-399 also meets all existing and proposed energy efficiency standards including U.S.

CAPZero X-Capacitor Discharge ICs Certified to New IEC 62368 Standard

Power Integrations today announced that its CAPZero™ family of innovative, two-terminal, automatic X-capacitor discharge ICs has been certified to meet IEC 62368, the new over-arching safety standard covering TVs and IT equipment. The CAPZero family eliminates power losses while allowing power supplies to comply with safety standards. The new standard replaces IEC 60950 and IEC 60065 and will become mandatory.

SEAD Announces Lighting Efficiency Competition

The Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment Initiative (SEAD) has announced its competition recognizing and rewarding the most efficient lighting products. The SEAD competition will recognize up to 32 super-efficient lighting products from four geographical regions. To learn more about the competition and upcoming deadlines, visit the Green Room.

EC Finalizing Product List for ErP Efficiency Regulations

The proposed EC Ecodesign Directive working plan for 2015-2017 is now in its final stages. In this week's blog, Mr. Green takes a look at the group of products being considered and discusses what's ahead. To get the details, visit the Green Room.

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.