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Gardner Denver, Peachtree City, Ga., will integrate Synchrony Inc.'s high-speed motors on magnetic bearings in its new Hoffman Revolution line of high-speed aeration blowers. Synchrony, Salem, Va., provides technology for rotating machinery and power-conversion systems. Gardner Denver manufactures Hoffman and Lamson brands of blowers.

Joint Venture

Calico Energy, Bellevue, Wash. ( and Digi International, Minnetonka, Minn. ( collaborated on smart-grid technology for energy and demand management. The joint solution lets utilities rapidly and cost effectively deploy smart-grid technologies that provide real-time visibility and control of energy use. Calico provides smart-grid data-management solutions and services, and Digi makes wireless M2M products.

New standard

IEEE, Piscataway, N. J., has released a new interoperability standard — IEEE C37.239 — which defines a common format for event data exchange. It will help utilities integrate and analyze fault and disturbance conditions from multiple vendors' devices


International Rectifier Corp., El Segundo, Calif., will acquire privately held CHiL Semiconductor Corp., Tewksbury, Mass. IR will expand its technology by adding CHiL's digital power-management platform that improves energy efficiency in a wide variety of applications, including computing systems, graphics, servers and gaming. CHiL's digital techniques, combined with mixed-signal technology, deliver high-performance multiphase energy-saving power solutions.

Product expansion

CUI Inc., Tualatin, Oreg., will expand its Novum product line to include for high-density intermediate bus converters based on its proprietary Solus Power Topology. Advantages include significant reductions in switching losses within PWM circuits, allowing for improved energy efficiency, faster transient response, and more power density across a range of dc-dc applications.


Foliage, Burlington, Mass., is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The company is a provider of custom product-development and product-strategy consulting for the aerospace, medical devices and life sciences, industrial equipment, and semiconductor/solar industries.


Saint-Gobain Solar has been awarded a five-year contract to supply SolarBond frame tapes to Unicor Federal Prison Industries Inc. The tapes will be used for the framing of solar modules in two U. S. federal correctional facilities.


Advanced Interconnections Corp., West Warwick, R. I., has earned recertification to the ISO 9001:2008 Standard for its quality-management system.

Advanced is a supplier to electronic OEMs in markets from semiconductor development to mil-aero, automotive, medical, computer, and telecommunications.

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