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ISA WINWire November 19 - 25 2011


Energy storage market to reach $61.9B by 2016

Source:, November 18 2011

An upbeat energy storage market is expected in the coming years. This is according to a report from Bharat Book Bureau predicting that from $61.9 billion this year, the market will grow to $61.9 billion in 2016 with a CAGR of 9.3 percent.


Selco Solar in pact with Applied Materials to electrify 1,000 households, 10 schools

Source: Hindu Business Line, November 22 2011

Selco Solar Pvt Ltd, a provider of energy services to underserved households, has tied up with Applied Materials Foundation (AMF) to electrify 1,000 households and 10 schools in Karnataka using solar lighting systems.


LED lighting to reach 52% share of commercial building market by 2021

Source: Semiconductor Today, November 22 2011

Although currently quite low, the market share of LED solid-state lighting (SSL) will reach 52% of the commercial lighting market by 2021, forecasts the report ‘Energy Efficient Lighting for Commercial Markets’ from Pike Research.

Medical sensors in biomedical electronics, part 2: the brain, heart and lung

Source: EDN, November 22 2011

Biomedical electronics research is being driven by the aging "baby-boomer" population and their medical needs. This phenomenon is spurring fast development of new biotechnologies and need for access to innovative means of medical diagnosis and treatment in preventive medicine.

IBM pilots datacenter running on solar power

Source: Sylvie Barak, EETimes, November 22 2011

IBM is harnessing the power of the sun with a massive installation of a 6,000 square foot array of solar panels in Bangalore, India, which the firm claims can run 50 kilowatts of computer equipment for around 330 days a year, running five hours a day. The solar datacenter powerhouse is thought to be the first of its kind and could help companies in the developing world have access to electricity in places where the infrastructure grid is either inherently unstable or virtually non-existent. IBM said it had specifically designed its solar farm to run high-voltage data centers, integrating AC- and DC-based servers, water-cooled computing systems and related electronics. IBM says the system in Bangalore can provide compute power of 25 to 30 teraflops using an IBM Power Systems server on a 50kW solar power supply.

Power Management Semiconductors Boast Vigorous Growth—Many Areas Up Over 40 Percent

Source: iSuppli, November 23 2011

Growth occurred in all aspects of the power management semiconductor market in 2010 to boost the industry to $31.0 billion, with more than 40 percent expansion taking place in individual areas like voltage regulators and specific transistors, according to an IHS iSuppli Power Management Share Analysis report from information and analysis provider IHS.

UK funding to support materials R&D for energy technologies

Source: Semiconductor Today, November 24 2011

UK Government funding of £3m is to be made available – through its Technology Strategy Board – to back seven industry-led R&D projects that aim to demonstrate materials to support the development of future energy technologies. The collaborative projects will apply and demonstrate materials technologies for use in energy generation, transmission, distribution and storage.

RIM, Telefonica to test electronic wallet

Source: CIOL, November 24 2011

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion and Spanish telecomTelefonica are teaming up to test a payment system that turns a mobile phone into an electronic wallet and identity card

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