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Megawatt-level battery

Viridity Energy, Philadelphia, has selected Saft North America to supply megawatt-level energy storage for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. Saft will design, manufacture, and commission the battery, which will also be one of the first dual-purpose trackside Energy Storage Systems (ESS) in the U. S. Saft will provide one Intensium Max20 Li-ion megawatt energy storage system to capture train braking energy and then discharge it back to the third rail (power rail) to power trains leaving the station.

Acquisition

SensorDynamics, Lebring, Austria, a developer and supplier of fail-safe micro and wireless semiconductor products for the automotive, industrial, and high-end consumer market, has been acquired by Maxim Integrated Products, Sunnyvale, Calif., a leader in analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products.

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