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May 6, 2013

Aalborg University – SBE: A Collaborative Project for Tomorrow’s High-efficiency Electric Car

In a 3-year research project and with the goal of promoting Denmark’s future position in transport, Aalborg University has been hard at work on the development of tomorrow’s high-efficiency electric car. The project is now in its final stages and the the car will be taken to a test field on May 31, which the press as well as participants and contributors will be invited to attend. The project... Read more

March 12, 2013

Revolutionary Design Combines Electrolytic and Film Capacitors to Save Costs

Over the past months, SBE R&D group has been testing and validating a revolutionary product – the Bank Hardener™ – which combines film and electrolytic capacitors to reduce costs and increase system efficiency in solar and wind applications. The initial data is now available for review and discussion and the Bank Hardener will be on display at the following shows: APEC, Wind Power... Read more

March 11, 2013

Customer Story: Phoenix Science and Technology (PS&T)

Phoenix Science and Technology (PS&T) researches, develops, engineers and applies unique, patented pulsed light and acoustic sources (sparkers) for application to advanced water treatment, depainting, biofouling control, sonobuoys and submarine countermeasures, within the DoD and commercial markets. PS&T and SBE engineers worked in close collaboration to develop high energy density capacitors... Read more

March 11, 2013

Electric Drive Cost Reduction by Design Simplification – Jon Bereisa

“Agressive cost reduction at all levels is essential for the commercial viability and mass market acceptance of electric drive vehicles” said Jon Bereisa, SBE Senior Technical Advisor and Director, in a recent presentation. “Electric drive systems are typically mature in performance, size and mass” he added “but the issue remains their cost“. “A traditional... Read more

October 1, 2012

SBE Announces the Sale of the Orange Drop Product Line to Cornell Dubilier (CDE)

SBE, Inc. (dba SB Electronics) announced today the sale of its Orange Drop® product line to Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. of Liberty, South Carolina. The product line will continue to be manufactured at the SBE facility in Barre for a period of time to coordinate with customer requirements. It is the plan to transfer all manufacturing of this product line to CDE facilities during 2013. The Orange... Read more

June 28, 2012

SBE, Inc. Appoints Two New Board Members

Barre, VT ‐ June 28, 2012 – For immediate release SBE Inc. (dba SB Electronics) is pleased to announce the recent election of Jon Bereisa and John R. Wallace as board members. They will be assisting SBE in strategically advancing their market position in the power electronics and alternative energy industries. Mr. Bereisa brings 35 years of executive experience at General Motors to SBE. He was... Read more

June 12, 2012

Customer Story: Canadian-based TM4 Electrodynamic Systems

TM4 Electrodynamic Systems was established in 1998 to market electric propulsion technology developed by Hydro-Quebec’s research institute (IREQ) and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hydro-Québec (a government-owned public utility). TM4 has worked with customers such as Tata Motors, Novabus (owned by Volvo Buses), PSA (Peugeot-Citroën) and many others, who have been keen to benefit from TM4’s... Read more

February 6, 2012

Danfoss and SBE Display New Fully Integrated Capacitor/Bus/IGBT Modules at APEC

Danfoss Silicon Power GmbH and SBE, Inc. announced today that they will display the latest versions of their joint development efforts of new fully integrated capacitor/bus structure/IGBT design solutions for power electronics for transportation and other demanding applications at the upcoming APEC Conference in Orlando, Fla., February 6 to 9, 2012. As part of these jointly designed solutions, SBE,... Read more

February 2, 2012

Methode Electronics, Inc. and SBE, Inc. Announce Marketing and Technology Partnership

Rolling Meadows, IL, and Barre, VT – Jan. 31, 2012 Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI) and SBE, Inc. (DBA SB Electronics) announced today a marketing and technology partnership. As part of this agreement, SBE, Inc. will provide leading edge film capacitors with the highest performance for electric vehicle and energy conversion inverters and systems. Methode Electronics’ Power Solution Group... Read more

January 26, 2012

UQM Technologies selected the SBE Inc. Power Ring Film Capacitor™ for its PowerPhase Pro® electric propulsion system

Barre, VT – January 26, 2012 SBE Inc. (dba SB Electronics), announces today that UQM Technologies, Inc. (NYSE Amex: UQM) has selected the Power Ring Film Capacitor for its PowerPhase Pro® electric propulsion system. SBE Inc. has been working since 2007 with the design team at UQM to develop a capacitor solution for its PowerPhase Pro® electric propulsion system. UQM’s PowerPhase Pro® electric... Read more

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