Caddock Electronics (Riverside, CA) announced the new MP2060, a clip-mount, TO-220-style power film resistor. The MP2060 features 60W at 25 degrees C...
Fairchild Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) announced a partnership agreement between its analog power management group and Champion Microelectronic Corp. (Taiwan) to develop next-generation, low-cost analog ICs for the power factor correction (PFC) market. Under the agreement, Champion will design and develop analog PFC circuits in exchange for licenses to certain Fairchild patents and PFC products. […]
Dynex Semiconductor (UK) has released a compact IGBT module package designed for applications up to 3,300V, including traction auxiliaries and specialist motor drives. The new P package has a 6kV isolation rating and has baseplate dimensions of 140 x 73mm. The first product available using the P outline is the DIM200PHM33 Powerline 200A, 3,300V IGBT […]
Fairchild Semiconductor International (San Jose, CA) announced the new FM809, FM810 and FM1233 supervisory ICs. Featuring a precision comparator and a reset...
Schurter Inc. (Petaluma, CA) announced the FST/SPT Series of SMD 5mm x 20mm fuses. This series features gold-plated end-caps to allow for...
Spectrian (Sunnyvale, CA) showcased a variety of its new single-carrier (SPCA) and multicarrier (MCPA) power amplifiers at ExpoComm Korea 2001. Specialized solutions on display included the new MCPA3060, a power amplifier optimized for CDMA and CDMA2000 technologies. This device is designed to support 1,800MHz CDMA 1xRTT and 3xRTT applications, providing up to 60W of power. […]
National Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) reported that it will cut 1,100 jobs and revised its forecasted results for this quarter. The company announced that it now expects its results to be between the break-even point and a loss of $0.04 per share. Its revenue will be in the range of $390.0 million to $400.0 […]
MCE Newmarket (UK) has launched a new range of semi-custom solid-state switches designed to handle kilowatt-level powers at up to 600V. The...
International Rectifier (IR, El Segundo, CA) announced the expansion of its portfolio of hermetically sealed, high-reliability HEXFRED products to include new 200V ultrafast recovery diodes with soft reverse recovery characteristics. In addition to typical high-reliability space and military applications, the new HFB25xx20, HFB20xx20C, HFB60xx20 and HFB60xx20C diodes may be used in moisture-sensitive undersea fiber optic […]
SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) announced today that it has been collaborating with Powercell Corp. (Burlington, MA) to qualify SatCon's power conversion electronics and controls for potential use in Powercell's PowerBlock family of electric power reliability and power quality products. SatCon has been working with Powercell to develop proprietary assemblies and control software, which are […]
Micrel Inc. (San Jose, CA) announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Kendin Communications Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA), a fabless semiconductor company. In connection with the acquisition, Micrel will issue approximately 6.2 million shares of its common stock and options in exchange for all outstanding Kendin securities and options to purchase Kendin securities. The […]
The board of directors of AVX Corp. (Myrtle Beach, SC) recently met and approved a stock repurchase program. The company's cash flow generated $320.0 million in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001, and the company currently has a cash balance of almost $500.0 million. Due to this favorable financial position, the board authorized the […]
Tyco Electronics Corp. (Menlo Park, CA) announced the introduction of its MAC300 PolySwitch resettable fuse from its Raychem Circuit Protection division. The new MAC300 device is custom-designed for the new AAAA NiMH cells. Tyco reports that pack protection is provided by incorporating the MAC300 device in a molded cap combined with cell interconnect, which is […]
Apex Microtechnology Corp. (Tucson, AZ) announced its new PA50 and PA52 power operational amplifiers. Both the PA50 and PA52 are chip-and-wire hybrid solutions, rated at 40A continuous, with 100A output in one- to three-millisecond pulses. The PA50 and PA52 have a power bandwith of 400kHz and a slew rate of 50V/µs. The devices are able […]
Pulse (San Diego, CA) announced the first in a new series of 6A surface-mount current-sense transformers for the dc/dc market. The transformer's applications include feedback control, overload sensing, detecting load-drop and circuit shutdown. They are specifically designed to detect ac current changes and supply an output for control circuitry. The series is rated for currents […]