Month: April 2010

AVX Extends MLC Tempeture Range

AVX is proud to announce the release of our new X8L High Temperature & High Capacitance dielectric. X8L dielectric offers extended capacitance ranges when compared to X8R. Some key features/benefits include: High Capacitance for 150°C applications   Flexiterm® available for critical mechanical and thermal cycling applications   AECQ-200 available   Epoxy termination available for hybrid… Read more »

A New Segmentation for Electric Vehicles

NOVEMBER 2009 • Nick Hodson and John Newman : Automotive & Assembly Practice Global carmakers are trying to define a future market for electric vehicles. To reach beyond affluent, environmentally conscious, or technically enamored buyers, these companies will need to develop products that satisfy the consumers’ main concern—good value for money. Given the current cost… Read more »

AS&E to service Z Backscatter Vans

BILLERICA, Mass., March 30 (UPI) — The U.S. government selected American Science and Engineering Inc. to provide maintenance support for the company’s deployed X-ray scanning units. U.S. company AS&E, a developer of X-ray security systems designed to counter terrorism and other threats, received a contract to provide the U.S. government with service and maintenance on… Read more »

Energy Star program comes under attack

The article posted in governmentexecutive.com caught my attention. I’m not sure what to believe anymore but I do believe we need to continue to march forward with our efforts to minimize energy consumption while creating new generation technology. Does a gas-powered alarm clock the size of a small generator sound energy efficient to you? Or… Read more »

Electric Cars and Hybrids Buzzing at NY Auto Show

Electric cars were front and center as the New York International Auto Show press preview began this week. Nissan revealed the $32,780 price for its plug-in Leaf and said it would start taking orders in April. Chevrolet proudly displayed its plug-in Volt on sale in November. And Ford CEO Alan Mulally said Microsoft technology will… Read more »