The US Department of Energy (DoE) announced a $20.0 million research and development initiative to develop electric power systems for future advanced automobiles. The DoE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy selected SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) and Silicon Power Corp. (Malvern, PA) to receive about $10 million each over three years. The firms […]
International Rectifier (El Segundo) is offering a new Mini Series of Intelligent Power Switches (IPS), which feature an extensive array of protection...
Vishay Siliconix (Santa Clara, CA) introduced three new PWM-optimized LITTLE FOOT devices. The new Si4824DY provides two n-channel MOSFETs in a single...
Advanced Power Technology (APT, Bend, OR) introduced a new family of fast IGBTs in the TO-264 and T-MAX packages. Manufactured using non-punch-through (NPT) technology, the family of IGBTs are capable of hard switching up to 40kHz. The devices are avalanche energy rated, in addition to having a 10 microsecond Short Circuit Safe Operating Area (SCSOA) […]
International Rectifier (IR, El Segundo, CA) offers the IR2153, an enhanced third generation version of its first generation (IR2155) and second generation (IR2151) 600V self-oscillating half-bridge controller IC products. The product family integrates a 555 type oscillator circuit with the 600V half-bridge gate driver to drive two output FETs or IGBTs. Eight part types are […]
IXYS Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) introduced the DSS 2×160 family of high current Schottky diodes housed in a non-isolated SOT-227B miniBLOC package. The DSS 2×160 family consists of two 160A Schottky diodes connected in a common cathode configuration and mounted on the copper base plate of the miniBLOC. The available part types are the DSS […]
Micro Linear Corp. (San Jose, CA) announced two new chips that generate the high voltage (up to 2,000V) that powers the cold-cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) that backlight liquid crystal displays (LCDs). The ML4877 is intended for higher power applications (up to 30W of light output), such as flat-panel LCD displays in desktop personal computers. The […]
Infineon Technologies AG (Munich, Germany) and Toshiba Corp. (Japan) have been unable to reach a mutual agreement in their negotiations on a potential cooperation in the memory segment. Following intensive talks, both Infineon and Toshiba agreed that none of the options that were discussed would be feasible strategies for both companies, therefore, the negotiations were […]