Tag Archives: Energy Star

Vampires on a Diet

In its current Technology Quarterly the Economist has a sidebar article on the impact of increased efficiency in power converters for portable electronics (aka “wall warts” or “energy vampires”). This is a drum we’ve been beating for years and a … Continue reading

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Low-Power Design Has a High-Power Payoff

The New York Times ran a story this morning that speaks directly to engineers involved in low-power design: Plugged-In Age Feeds a Hunger for Electricity. The message and the challenge are clear: “Electricity use from power-hungry gadgets is rising fast … Continue reading

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