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Peer into the Future of Magnetics for Energy at ARPA-E Summit 

Magnetics technology plays a key role in much of today’s energy research – looking for breakthroughs in electric propulsion for aviation, high-temperature superconductors, fusion energy, machine modeling for power magnetics, new embedded cooling and winding topologies for improving permanent-magnet motors, even magnetic resonance imaging of crop roots. Visitors to the U.S. Department of Energy’s ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit & Technology Showcase can explore a fascinating array of these and meet the scientists behind them, as well as many other aspects of energy R&D. It will be held in Denver in May. This article highlights some of the magnetic-related projects. […]

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Toshiba’s New Magnetic Material Improves Motor Energy Conversion Efficiency

Researchers at Toshiba Corporation have developed a new magnetic material that delivers major improvements in motor efficiency at minimum cost, and with the potential to win significant reductions in power consumption. It has been found to greatly boost motor energy conversion efficiency when it is used as the wedges in the motor, particularly in medium to large induction motors. The material can be installed at minimal cost with no need for design changes. […]

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Tiny Inductors from TDK for True Stereo in Cable-Free Earbuds

True Wireless Stereo devices deliver stereo sound through completely cable-free earbuds. They are finding increasing application with smartphones, smartwatches, other wearables and portable players, driving up demand from electronics manufacturers for components to enable them.  One component maker targeting the domain is TDK […]