STMicroelectronics Inc. (Dallas, TX) recently reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 1999. Net revenues increased 30.5 percent to $1,478.2 million in the 1999 fourth quarter, up from $1,132.7 million in the year-ago period. This represents a sequential net-revenue increase of 16 percent in comparison to the 1999 third quarter. […]
International Rectifier (IR, El Segundo, CA) introduced the IR1175 synchronous rectification IC (SRIC), a single-chip, application-specific IC designed to provide optimized gate drive for the MOSFETs configured as synchronous rectifiers in the secondary side of an isolated dc/dc converter. The IR1175 SRIC programs the gate drives to ensure that the losses through the synchronous rectifiers […]
Apex Microtechnology Corp. (Tucson, AZ) recently introduced the SA12 family of hybrid PWM amplifiers designed to put the highest possible combination of...
International Rectifier (IR, El Segundo, CA) and Zing Technologies Inc. (Valhalla, NY) recently announced that IR has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Zing for a cash purchase price of $15.36 per share. Zing's wholly-owned subsidiary and sole-operating business, Omnirel LLC (Leominster, MA), supplies power semiconductor modules and components. The purchase price […]
Diodes Inc. (Westlake Village, CA) recently reported record revenues and earnings for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 1999. Revenues in the quarter were a record $23.2 million, compared with $14.9 million for the fourth quarter of the previous year, an increase of 56 percent. Net income for the quarter was a record $2.4 million, […]
IXYS Corporation (Santa Clara, CA) recently reported its seventh consecutive quarter of record revenues and twelfth consecutive quarter of increased revenues. For the third quarter ended December 31, 1999 of fiscal 2000, revenues were $19.6 million. This represents a 16.0 percent increase from the prior year quarter revenues of $16.9 million.Net income for the quarter […]
Dallas Semiconductor Corp. (Dallas, TX) recently announced record net sales of $392.4 million for the year ended January 2, 2000, up 15 percent compared to $342.6 million for the same period last year.According to Dallas Semiconductor, net income for 1999 was a record $68.3 million, or $2.21 per share, up 23 percent compared to $55.4 […]
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (Malvern, PA) recently announced that it is sampling two new record-breaking 200V MOSFETs in the Little Foot TSOP-6 and...
Zetex Inc. (Commack, NY) recently introduced a range of Schottky barrier diodes designed to save up to 60 percent space over comparable SOT-23 devices. The diodes are designed to offer excellent fast-switching performance in the miniature SOT-323 and SOD-323 packages. According to Zetex, breakdown voltage is as high as 70V for the ZUMD70-04 and ZMS2800 […]
Silicon Laboratories Inc. (Austin, TX) recently announced the Si3210 ProSLIC. The company claims the ProSLIC is the world's first integrated CMOS analog...
Ericsson (Sweden) recently announced that it has agreed to sell its Energy Systems business to Emerson Electric Co. (St. Louis, MO). Under terms of the transaction, which is expected to close in the second quarter 2000, Emerson will pay approximately $725.0 million in cash.According to Ericsson, the Energy Systems business, which is headquartered in Stockholm, […]
Spire Corp. (Bedford, MA) recently announced that it has completed the sale of substantially all the assets of Spire's optoelectronics business segment for $12,950,000 in cash to Methode Massachusetts LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Methode Electronics Inc. (Chicago)."With the transfer of its optoelectronics business to Methode, Spire has strengthened its financial ability to better pursue […]
iQ Power Technology (Vancouver) and Texas Instruments Inc. (TI, Dallas, TX) recently announced the signing of an agreement covering the development, production and supply of microcontrollers to iQ Power by TI. According to iQ, TI will develop microcontrollers optimized for iQ Power specifications which iQ will then utilize in its core technology for next-generation intelligent […]
Semtech Corp. (Newbury Park, CA) recently announced the availability of the SC1464, a 60mA charge-pump doubler that is designed to provide a...
Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. (Sunnyvale, CA) recently released the RC5061, a combination dc/dc controller with two LDOs. According to Fairchild, the device is designed to provide a highly accurate programmable set of output voltages for multi-voltage platforms such as the Intel Camino. The company also claims it is a complete solution for the Whitney and other […]