International Rectifier Corp. (El Segundo, CA) has agreed to license its power MOSFET/IGBT patents to ON Semiconductor (Austin, TX) through a worldwide royalty-bearing pact. The agreement, retroactive until Jan. 1, effectively settles litigation between the two companies. ON Semiconductor will now pay ongoing royalties on worldwide sales covered by the licensed International Rectifier patents.
BK Precision Corp. (Placentia, CA) announced the addition of the Model 1620 dc power supply to its product line. The new bench-top...
Phihong USA (Fremont, CA) has developed the PSA-31U adapter, a series designed for portable equipment, including notebook computers as well as computer peripherals and networking equipment. The adapter includes a three-wire standard IEC input connector and 90Vac to 264Vac universal input for worldwide operation. Seven models provide outputs ranging from +5Vdc to +48Vdc. Most models […]
EOS Corp. (Camarillo, CA) has introduced the MVLT80 Series of open-frame switching power supplies. The company claims that this series is the world's smallest and most efficient, medically certified, 80W, ac/dc switching power supply. It delivers more than 5.3W per cubic inch in a 3" x 5" x 1" footprint, and up to 85 percent […]
Intersil Holding Corporation (Palm Bay, FL) introduced its latest PWM controller integrated chip, the HIP6311. The company claims that the HIP6311 multiphase controller delivers the best static tolerance and digital-to-analog conversion accuracy. When coupled with Intersil's gate drivers, the total core-voltage system for advanced microprocessors is reached. The device is targeted toward embedded and VRM […]
Semtech Corp. (Newbury Park, CA) announced the production of the SLVU2.8-4, a super low-voltage electronic static discharge (ESD) and latch-up protection for networking applications. The SLVU2.8-4 integrates four low-voltage protection devices into one SOIC-8 package using Semtech's proprietary Enhanced Punch-through Diode (EPD) technology. The SLV Series of transient voltage suppressors are designed to protect low-voltage […]
Intersil Holding Corp. (Palm Bay, FL) added two new products to its line of applications-specific power semiconductors. The HUF76013 and HUF76009 are designed for high-speed computing and Internet data transfer. Both work in conjunction with Intersil's PWM controller ICs to meet the power efficiency needs of microprocessors in desktop, laptop and hand-held communications devices. The […]
PowerDsine (San Jose, CA) and Siemens Information and Communication Networks Inc. (Boca Raton, FL) announced a joint strategy to develop a standards-based powered Ethernet solution based on PowerDsine's Power-over-LAN Ethernet technology and Siemen's HiNet family of IP-based communication systems. The announcement was made at the Voice on the Net Trade Show, where both companies are […]
SynQor (Hudson, MA) has signed a distribution agreement with ForeSight Electronics (Sunnyvale, CA), who will supply SynQor's line of high-efficiency, no-heatsink, dc/dc converters. Foresight will carry SynQor's full line of industry-standard half-brick and quarter-brick dc/dc converters. "SynQor's advanced line of high-efficiency, no-heatsink, dc/dc converters is a perfect addition to our broad offering of power supply […]
Shindengen America Inc. (Mt. Prospect, IL) has appointed Peter Gajewski as president of the company. Gajewski succeeds Masayoshi Hattori, who is retiring. Gajewski joined Shindengen America in 1987 as senior sales and marketing executive in the company's founding year. Prior to Shindengren, Gajewski held management and technical positions for California DC and Gould Inc. Gajewski […]
Hamilton Sundstrand (Rockford, IL) has announced that ELDEC Corp., (Lynnwood, WA) part of the Crane Aerospace Group (Lynnwood, WA), will provide electrical power equipment for the RAH-66 Comanche Helicopter. ELDEC will supply the battery-charging system and two high-powered dc/dc converters for the power system. "Hamilton Sundstrand also supplies power system equipment on that aircraft and […]
Signal Technology Corp. (STC, Danvers, MA) began trading on the Nasdaq National Stock Market under the ticker symbol STCO. STC, which has traded as STZ on the American Stock Exchange, opened at $24.5, rising by $0.375 at midday and closed the day at $26. STC had sales of $82.4 million in 1999, compared with sales […]
Pulizzi Engineering Inc. (Santa Ana, CA) is now shipping its patented TPC2562, the first ac power-distribution unit that combines true redundant input, under-voltage protection and ultra-fast switching. This unit was designed for critical systems that require redundant ac sources to protect against a power failure or severe brown-out condition. According to Pulizzi, testing has consistently […]
Four new MOSFETs in TO-220 and D2PAK packages have been targeted at automotive applications by Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (Malvern, PA). The new Vishay Siliconix TrenchFETs are expected to find use in motor-control and replacement applications in autos where their low on-resistance will allow designers to reduce the use of heatsinks and to replace power MOSFETs […]
Powerex Inc. (Youngwood, PA) introduced a new silicon bilateral switch to be used as a trigger circuit for thyristors, triac oscillators and timers. The new switch, designated as BS08D, replaces the BS08A device and other industry types such as MBS4991 and MBS4993. The new device has the same pin-out as the older types, but occupies […]