ON Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ) announced that it will triple its research and development spending by 2001 over its 1999 spending levels and will double the product introductions it plans to release in this year to 400. The company plans to commit 80 percent of its research and development to analog-power management and broadband applications, with […]
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (Malvern, PA) announced that it has acquired the business of Spectrol Electronics Corp. (Ontario, CA). Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the acquisition will be immediately accretive. Vishay would not comment on whether it is adding Spectrol facilities in California or the United Kingdom, or employees through the acquisition from […]
The shortage of charge-coupled devices, a crucial component in scanners, is expected to lower many scanner manufacturers' previous shipment targets for 1,200dpi models by 30 to 40 percent in the upcoming boom season. The originally tight CCD supplies, compounded by the fact that Toshiba Corp. (Houston, TX) suffered from power shortages earlier in August, may […]
Intersil Holding Corp. (Irvine, CA) released its multiple-output dc/dc controller CPU power regulator for advanced configuration power interface (ACPI)-compliant PCs. This power regulator uses Intel's Tahoma Pentium 4 (P4) that interfaces with Rambus memory. According to Intersil, the ACPI specification enables computers to transition into an active state to perform routine activities. When tasks are […]
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI, Dallas, TX) stated that it has finalized its $7.6-billion acquisition of Burr-Brown Corp. (Tucson, AZ). The move keeps the digital DSP company within huge profit reports in the 3G phone, DSL and consumer audio-systems markets. TI said it plans to integrate its process technologies with Burr-Brown's analog expertise to build DSL […]
ON Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ) announced that it has completed the facility construction in the first phase of expansion of its manufacturing facility in Aizu, Japan. The expanded facility will provide new manufacturing capacity to support ON Semiconductor's strategic growth in efficient analog integrated circuits and better power-management devices for wireless applications. The Aizu plant handles […]
Intersil Holding Corp. (Irvine, CA) announced the latest addition to its family of power semiconductors. The 150V family of UltraFET MOSFETs is designed for use in uninterruptible power supplies, dc/dc converters and power supplies, and general-purpose load control. Intersil claims that the device improves the power efficiency required to enable high-speed computing and Internet data […]
Microsemi Corp. (Santa Ana, CA) has introduced a low-current 500V MOSFET in the company's proprietary Powermite 3 plastic surface-mount package. Microsemi claims...
Siliconix Inc. (Malvern, PA), a subsidiary of Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (Malvern, PA), has started shipping two LDO voltage regulators for power conversion in cellular phones and PDAs, plus a suite of TrenchFET power MOSFETs aimed at 42V bus automotive applications. The Vishay Siliconix Si9182BH and Si9183BT LDO voltage regulators are designed to provide power to […]
Two new families of 1.8V, single-supply, rail-to-rail operational amplifiers from Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) give designers of portable and hand-held systems the...
Eumac Inc. (Phoenix, AZ) is currently developing the new Model ISO-01 battery-powered isolation amplifier. The EUMAC ISO-01 is a battery-powered isolation amplifier that completely isolates the input channels from one another and the output to test equipment down-stream. This amplifier is useful to field technicians and engineers who frequently need to view two or more […]
Eugene Peters, Julie Simon and Mark Stultz have been named vice presidents of the Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA, Washington, DC). Peters, previously an EPSA director, will continue to oversee and direct the trade group's outreach to Capitol Hill and other legislative audiences as vice president of legislative affairs. Simon, formerly director of policy at […]
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (Malvern, PA) has acquired Cera-Mite Corp. (Grafton, WI), a manufacturer and worldwide supplier of ceramic capacitors and thermistors for the electronics industry.Felix Zandman, chairman and CEO of Vishay, stated, "The primary reason for this acquisition is Cera-Mite's excellence in the technology of ceramic materials. Their ceramic materials know-how will complement and strengthen […]
International Rectifier (IR, El Segundo, CA) has introduced the new DF Series compact 1A, single-phase, full-wave bridge rectifiers with power-to-volume ratios designed to provide greater power density in high-volume industrial and consumer electronic devices. Typical applications include compact power supplies and battery chargers for cellular phones, notebook computers, and other portable and rechargeable devices. According […]
Semtech Corp. (Newbury Park, CA) announced the availability of the SC1402 multi-output, low noise, power supply controller. According to Semtech, the SC1402 provides a simple, space-saving solution by integrating into a single IC, all the control and drive circuitry needed to generate several of the voltages required by notebook PCs, Internet appliances and other hand-held […]