PECO II Inc. (Galion, OH), a power products supplier to the communications industry, is offering 5,000,000 of its common shares. The offering represents the company's initial public offering, because no public market currently exists for PECO II Inc. The common shares have been approved for quotation on the Nasdaq National Market and the initial public […]
Siliconix Inc. (Santa Clara, CA), a subsidiary of Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (Malvern, PA), has announced the publication of Siliconix Power MOSFETs, a 1,078-page data book featuring technical details on the company's lines of Little Foot surface-mount MOSFETs, TrenchFETs and application-specific Little Foot-Plus multi-feature devices.The book provides more than 220 data sheets with specifications for over […]
EOS Corp. (Camarillo, CA) has named Matthew Patera vice president of materials. Patera will oversee the daily operations of EOS' local and off-shore manufacturing facilities, managing materials procurement, manufacturing, and shipping of EOS' ultra-miniature ac/dc power supplies. Patera previously served as general manager at Electroservice Laboratories (Ventura, CA).
Nissan Diesel Motor Co. Ltd. (Japan) has deployed a hybrid bus combining a natural gas engine and an electrical double-layer capacitor. The double-layer capacitor is used to store the electricity regenerated from braking energy.The firm appears to be aiming for production later this year or in 2001. If commercialized, it will be the first vehicle […]
Siemens Matsushita Components (Munich, Germany), whose legal successor is now EPCOS AG (Germany), will increase production capacity at its two-year old facility in Évora, Portugal for the production of tantalum electrolytic capacitors. EPCOS owns the only two European manufacturing facilities for tantalum chip capacitors; the other plant is in Heidenheim, Germany. Production capacity in Évora […]
Enova Systems (Torrance, CA), confirmed that it will provide powertrain components to Ecostar Electric Drive Systems (Dearborn, MI) for the TH!NK city electric vehicle when it is redesigned and launched for global markets in 2001. Ecostar was formed in 1998 and is part of the fuel cell alliance between Ford Motor Company, Ballard Power Systems […]
SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) has announced that Dr. Gerald Wilson has agreed to serve on SatCon's board of directors.Dr. Wilson is the chairman of the science advisory boards of General Motors (Detroit) and Pratt and Whitney (East Hartford, CT) and a member of the science advisory board for Cummins Engine (Columbus, IN).
Phihong USA (Fremont, CA) has announced the PSLA-15LN Series of 15W single-output switching power supplies. These supplies have two versions, one with...
National Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) has introduced their LM3620 Series. The LM3620 Series of controllers are monolithic ICs designed to control the charging and end-of-charge control for lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. The LM3620 is available in two versions for one- or two-cell charger applications. Each version provides the option of selecting the appropriate termination voltage […]
Power-One Inc. (Camarillo, CA) announced that total revenues for the second quarter ending July 2, 2000, increased 120 percent to $113.8 million, compared to $51.7 million for the same quarter in 1999. Results for 2000 also include Powec AS (Norway) for May and June.Cash earnings per share, or earnings before amortization of intangibles expense and […]
With the explosion of portable communications and computer equipments, external power supplies have found a strong hold on the power conversion industry. The external power supply market is driven primarily by cellular sales, especially in Europe. Consumers today are demanding the convenience of wireless communications provided by cellular phones. This trend and others are discussed […]
A comprehensive agreement has been entered into by Semiconbay.Com (Sunnyvale, CA) to provide e-commerce services for IPC Fab Automation GmbH (Germany), a company that provides production optimization of semiconductor manufacturing with its software tools. IPC will promote its products and services including promotional materials, sales/marketing collateral, technical documents, patent information and web seminars on semiconbay.com. […]
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI, Dallas, TX) announced its second-quarter 2000 financial results. Results show that the company's revenue increased 7 percent sequentially in the second quarter, and 19 percent over the same period in 1999. Semiconductor revenue increased 22 percent, compared with a year ago and 6 percent sequentially, despite the absence of an $85.0 […]
Dallas Semiconductor (Dallas, TX) announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.0325 on each outstanding share of its common stock, payable on Sept. 1, 2000, to holders of record on Aug. 15, 2000.
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Tokyo) announced it will increase capital expenditure by an additional 50.0 billion yen in an effort to increase the scale of its semiconductors.