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Power Electronics Technology Announces 2005 Product of the Year Award

Overland Park, KS (Oct. 18, 2005) - Power Electronics Technology magazine (PE Tech) announces Tribotek's LowR Power Contacts are the recipient of the 2nd annual Product of the Year Award. PE Tech editor David Morrison will present this year's award at PowerSystems World Expo in Baltimore, Oct. 25-27. The Product of the Year Award recognizes a product that has made a significant advancement in the state of the power electronics art.

The October issue of PE Tech features Tribotek's new found success. As a startup company, Tribotek is breaking into the connector business with their new LowR contact design. Power distribution and interconnect components tend to evolve rather slowly when measured against the general pace of development in power supply technologies. As power supplies reach higher levels of power and current density, Tribotek's LowR contact design promises to help power connectors keep pace with these advances. The company's design increases the connector’s current-carrying capacity in a given form factor, lowers voltage drops across the connector, and reduces insertion force versus existing power interconnect products.

“Though rarely in the spotlight, power connectors are critical to the performance of advanced power systems. And despite the importance of these components, breakthroughs in power connector technology are relatively rare," said David Morrison, editor of PE Tech. "Tribotek's innovative redesign of the power contact is exciting because it enables the development of a new class of power connectors that offer dramatically better performance than conventional power connectors. At the same time, the new contacts are designed to be cost competitive with the existing technology, making them useful in a wide range of applications.”

About Power Electronics Technology

For 30 years, Power Electronics Technology has provided 36,600+ electronics engineers, designers and system integrators with the latest news and information in the power electronics industry. Monthly editorial examines the latest, state-of-the-art techniques for designing power supplies and power electronic systems, including battery-power systems, consumers commercial and industrial power electronics systems, and power systems for electrical and automotive transportations. PE Tech also publishes Auto Electronics, a new issue examining the latest electronics trends and design issues in the automotive industry today. Defense Electronics is a special supplement published six times a year that features design issues in defense electronics and component design. E-Newsletters: PE Tech Times, Auto E-lectronics, Defense Electronics News & Analysis and Emerging Wireless Technology

We are celebrating 30 years with special anniversary features that look back and ahead in the power electronics technology field since the magazine was launched in 1975. Our year long 30th Anniversary celebration culminates in November, with a special Anniversary issue that will reflect on the past and discuss the developments in power technology that are sure to unfold in the years to come.

Judy Miller
Associate Publisher
Power Electronics Technology magazine
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