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Power Integrations' New SENZero(TM) High-Voltage ICs Eliminate Sense Resistor Power Losses in Standby Mode

Power Integrations today introduced SENZero, a family of ICs that disconnect sense resistors from high-voltage rails during standby or remote-off conditions. SENZero devices eliminate sense resistor power losses in standby mode and reduce total system power consumption, helping to meet the stringent demands of energy-conscious equipment makers and efficiency standards regulators.

More Changes Are Happening with EC Ecodesign Directive Lots

In this week's blog, Mr. Green takes a look at recent developments with some of the EuP Ecodesign Directive lots. To get the latest news and read Mr. Green's thoughts about what's coming, visit the Green Room.

Power Integrations Unveils Massive Solar Installation in San Jose

Power Integrations today powers up a $3.6-million solar array at its San Jose headquarters in the Edenvale Technology Park. Capping off a six-month installation, the company will host a special "powering on" event today to be attended by notable local officials including U.S. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and Councilmember Ash Kalra, as well as Silicon Valley Leadership Group President and CEO Carl Guardino.

China Introduces Efficiency Standard for Televisions

China has recently published its new TV efficiency standard that will go into effect in December of this year. In addition to the viewing area, the new standard will take into account other factors to determine compliance.

To read about the details of the Chinese standard, visit the Green Room.

PI Publishes New Details on Corporate Sustainability and Citizenship

Power Integrations is happy to announce new information on powerint.com detailing our position on corporate sustainability and citizenship.

The new pages include:

Power Integrations Reports Record Revenues and Net Income

Power Integrations today announced financial results for the quarter ending on June 30, 2010. Net revenues for the quarter were $79.9 million, up 12 percent compared with the prior quarter and 62 percent compared with the second quarter of 2009. Commented CEO Balu Balakrishnan, "Our second-quarter results were strong across the board, with record revenues, significant margin expansion and strong cash flow.

ENERGY STAR External Power Supply Program Ending

In his latest blog, Mr. Green reports that the US Environmental Protection Agency has announced their plan to discontinue their ENERGY STAR program for single output EPSs, effective December 31, 2010. 

Read more about it in his entry titled An Influential Efficiency Spec Rides Off Into the Sunset.

Court Finds Fairchild Semiconductor Willfully Infringed PI Patents

Today a federal district court ruled that Fairchild Semiconductor willfully infringed four of Power Integrations' patents.  In its ruling, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware found that Power Integrations presented "overwhelming evidence" of willful infringement, and that Fairchild "engaged in the blatant copying of Power Integrations' patented features."

FTC Unveils New Label for Light Bulbs

This summer the The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that, beginning in 2011, they will be requiring a new Lighting Facts Label for bulbs sold in the U.S. There is also a similar label currently being used by the Department of Energy (DoE). To learn more about these two labels and what they mean, visit the Green Room and read Mr. Green's latest blog.

Mr. Green Discusses the "Big Picture" for the Smart Grid

The smart grid is not just one thing, but rather a number of elements working in concert. This week's Mr. Green blog takes into account the overall picture for making the smart grid work.

Read more in the Green Room.