Potentia Semiconductor Corp. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), a power-management company, announced that it has achieved registration of its quality management system to the ISO 9001:2000 standard, following an audit conducted by QMI. Significantly, no "findings" (errors) were identified during the audit process, meaning that no corrective actions were required. The management system registration strengthens Potentia's market […]
Volterra Semiconductor Corp. (Fremont, CA), a provider of analog and mixed-signal power management semiconductors, announced that Cooper Electronic Technologies, Pulse Engineering Inc. and Vitec Electronics Corp. have agreed to manufacture multi-phase, coupled inductors under a license from Volterra. The magnetic components, when combined with Volterra's recently introduced, fourth-generation, voltage regulator semiconductor chipsets can (according to […]
LTRIM Technologies Inc. (Anaheim, CA), a developer of power management solutions that integrate into mixed-signal, system-on-chips, announced a pair of high-efficiency, step-up (boost) dc-dc converter intellectual property blocks – the LTR2250-T18 and the LTR2200-T18 – that are suitable for power-constrained applications such as high-end mobile phones, Wi-Fi, MP3, three-dimensional graphics on mobile devices, digital video, […]
Micrel Inc. (San Jose, CA) launched its MIC5264, a new dual low-dropout voltage (LDO) regulator offered in a miniature 2.5 mm x 2.5 mm MLFTM package. The device gives designers a solution that offers a 30% size reduction from previous-generation products. The MIC5264 is a multi-purpose solution, suitable for a wide variety of portable power […]
Summit Microelectronics Inc. (San Jose, CA), a supplier of programmable, mixed-signal, power management platform solutions, introduced its new SMT4504 power supply management...
Semtech Corp. (Camarillo, CA), a producer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, announced that it would acquire Xemics SA (Switzerland), a fabless developer of ultra-low-power analog, radio frequency and digital integrated circuits. Semtech is to pay $43 million in cash to the shareholders of Xemics, and up to an additional $16 million if certain performance milestones […]
Primarion Inc. (Tempe, AZ), a mixed-signal semiconductor company that provides digital control of power solutions, announced that it has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification from SGS, an accredited registrar for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The ISO 9001:2000 certification is based on eight quality management principles, including customer focus, leadership, involvement of people, process approach, […]
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI, Dallas, TX) announced its PTVxx010 and PTVxx020 families of POLA-compatible, non-isolated, plug-in power modules. Both families include Auto-Track®...
Magnetek Inc. (Chatsworth, CA), a manufacturer of digital power products for communications, information technology, alternative energy, power generation, transportation and commercial fuel cells, announced that its Aurora™ indoor solar inverter product line has been nominated to receive the INTEL Design Award at INTEL 2005, being held May 17-21, 2005, in Milan, Italy. The INTEL 2005 […]
Xantrex Technology Inc. (Burnaby, BC) announced the expansion of its sales operations in the Chinese market with the opening of an office in Beijing, China. The new office is part of Xantrex's strategy to establish a strong local presence in major markets and to increase international business for the company's advanced power electronics products in […]
Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG, Westbury, NY), a company specializing in web-accessed power monitoring, unveiled its new Shark 100 Digital Power Transducer, which measures...
Darnell Group Inc. (Corona, CA) announced publication of its latest report, "DC-DC Converter Modules: Global Market Forecasts and Competitive Environment, Eighth Edition." The new updated 363-page report provides a detailed and in-depth examination of the dc-dc converter market and the trends that drive this market. Dc-dc converter opportunities and threats are exposed in an analysis […]
Primarion Inc. (Tempe, AZ), a mixed-signal semiconductor company that provides digital control of power solutions, announced the expansion of its global sales team. Primarion selected Chris Henningsen to serve as Vice President of Sales, where he will be responsible for driving Primarion's revenue growth with customers worldwide, focusing on increasing market penetration and accelerating demand […]
Analog Devices Inc. (ADI, Wilmington, MA) added a new member to its family of digitally programmable amplifiers with the introduction of a...
Volterra Semiconductor Corp. (Fremont, CA), a provider of analog and mixed-signal power management semiconductors, reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2005. Net revenue for the first quarter of 2005 was $14.6 million compared to net revenue of $7.6 million for the first quarter of 2004 and level with net revenue of […]