Semtech Corp. (Newbury Park,CA) announced two new families of highly integrated TVS devices that are designed to exceed the overvoltage protection and lower space requirements of sensitive CMOS technology used in portable applications. According to Semtech, the new SMF05 and SMF12 are the first TVS devices to integrate EDS protection for four low-power data or […]
DATEL Inc. (Mansfield, MA) announced the new A-Series of dc/dc power converters. They combine a high-frequency (310kHz), high-efficiency (to 88 percent), synchronous-rectifier topology with the newest components and fully automated SMT-on-pcb construction. The models deliver 9W to 15W (up to 6A) from the standard 2" x 1" package. All models deliver their full rated output […]
Endicott Research Group Inc. (ERG, Endicott, NY) introduced the MC product platform intended to provide a high-powered, economical solution for design engineers...
The new GPS65 open-frame switching power supply from Digital Power Corp. (Fremont, CA) is claimed to set a new price/performance standard for...
Microsemi Corp. (Santa Ana, CA) announced a new high-voltage MOSFET for implantable cardio defibrillator (ICD) applications that is 40 percent smaller than those currently available. Designated the MSAFA1N100D, the new device is the first to be developed jointly by Microsemi and Advanced Power Technology (APT, Bend, OR).The Microsemi device will be used as an overvoltage […]
Artesyn Technologies Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced the NLP110 Series of ac/dc power supplies. Comprised of four models, the series offers an...
Linear Technology Corp. (Milpitas, CA) recently announced a reorganization intended to direct the company's growth from $500 million in sales to $1 billion and beyond. As part of the reorganization, co-founder and CEO Bob Swanson will also become Chairman of the board of directors. Clive Davies, who has been with Linear Technology for 17 years, […]
Signal Technology Corp. (Danvers, MA) reported its first quarter results, with revenues $3.3 million lower than the same quarter last year, falling from $23.7 million to $20.4 million. Net income for the 1999 first quarter, ended March 31, 1999, improved to $639,000, or $0.08 per diluted share, versus net income of $203,000, or $0.03 per […]
GFI Energy Ventures LLC (Los Angeles, CA) announced the completion of a substantial investment in Cherokee International LLC (Tustin, CA). Through the investment, GFI and its co-investors, including Oaktree Capital Management (Los Angeles) and RIT Capital Partners plc (London), have acquired a 60 percent majority interest in the power supply company."With this investment, we have […]
Power Integrations Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) announced that its TinySwitch IC is a finalist in the 1999 Discover Magazine Awards for Technological Innovation. The TinySwitch is one of 27 technologies the selection panel chose as making a revolutionary impact on society."TinySwitch provides a unique solution to a global problem that costs billions of dollars annually in […]
Sanken Electric Co. Ltd. (Durham, NC) has introduced a new external adapter for notebook computers. Called the Slim 56W AC adapter, the device weighs 260 grams, and is sized 114.5 x 49.5 x 27 mm. Over-voltage protection is offered with auto shutdown at 22V. The adapter also features convection cooling, and EMI filtering to FCC […]
Xentek Power Systems (San Marcos, CA) recently announced the completion of its merger with its sister company, Taiyo Yuden (USA) Inc. The new company will operate under the Taiyo Yuden (USA) name, and the firms plan to consolidate operations into a single location yet to be determined. According to the firm, no staff or personnel […]
Zetex (Commack, NY) introduced its new SOD323 packaged Varactor Diodes, which are claimed to offer the same high-performance operation as their larger...
Fujitsu Microelectronics Inc. (FMI, San Jose, CA) has developed three new power management ICs suitable for use in cellular phones, PDAs and other mobile devices. The devices are intended to address the requirements of digital systems such as CDMA, GSM and W-CDMA. The set includes the MB3891, which was developed specifically for current and future […]
Vicor Corp. (Andover, MA) announced its financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2000. Revenues for the quarter increased 29 percent to $69,168,000, compared with $53,742,000 for the corresponding period a year ago. Net income increased 50 percent to $8,550,000, versus $5,697,000 in 1999. Diluted earnings per share also increased 50 percent, from $0.13 […]