Power-One Inks Patent Deal

Camarillo-based Power-One, a developer of power supplies and power conversion products, said Tuesday that it has entered into a patent license with Ericsson AB Power Modules, a developer of power products to the information and communications industry. According to Power-One, the non-exclusive, worldwide license covers licenses for certain Power-One digital power technology patents. The firm said that Ericsson Power Modules will design and manufacture modular digital point of loads for board mounted applications using the license. Those "point of loads" are used for digital power management, particularly in data centers and for running web sites. Financial details of the patent license agreement were not disclosed.