Power-One Inc. (Camarillo, CA) recently announced that William (Bill) Yeates has joined the company as president and chief operating officer. According to the company, Yeates will have responsibility for all day-to-day operations of Power-One's three divisions.Prior to joining Power-One, Yeates was vice-president and general manager of Lucent Technologies' Titania Power Division (Austin, TX). Mr. Yeates' […]
Spire Corp. (Bedford, MA) recently announced that it has completed the sale of substantially all the assets of Spire's optoelectronics business segment for $12,950,000 in cash to Methode Massachusetts LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Methode Electronics Inc. (Chicago)."With the transfer of its optoelectronics business to Methode, Spire has strengthened its financial ability to better pursue […]
iQ Power Technology (Vancouver) and Texas Instruments Inc. (TI, Dallas, TX) recently announced the signing of an agreement covering the development, production and supply of microcontrollers to iQ Power by TI. According to iQ, TI will develop microcontrollers optimized for iQ Power specifications which iQ will then utilize in its core technology for next-generation intelligent […]
Semtech Corp. (Newbury Park, CA) recently announced the availability of the SC1464, a 60mA charge-pump doubler that is designed to provide a...
Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. (Sunnyvale, CA) recently released the RC5061, a combination dc/dc controller with two LDOs. According to Fairchild, the device is designed to provide a highly accurate programmable set of output voltages for multi-voltage platforms such as the Intel Camino. The company also claims it is a complete solution for the Whitney and other […]
TelCom Semiconductor Inc. (Mountain View, CA) recently announced the TC4949, a very low power bipolar LDO regulator. The company claims the LDO is designed for battery-powered equipment where power consumption is a critical parameter. According to TelCom, the TC4949 features a micro-power quiescent current while providing up to 100mA output currents. Additional functions include power-on […]
Swichtec Power Systems Ltd. (New Zealand) recently announced it will undergo a name change that will take effect February 14, 2000. The company will be called Invensys Energy Systems (NZ) Ltd.According to the company, the name change reflects the new ownership of the company. In 1998 Swichtec Power Systems was purchased by BTR plc, which […]
Applied Power Inc. (Milwaukee) recently announced a quarterly dividend of $0.015 per share on the company's common stock.The dividend is payable on February 29, 2000 to shareholders of record on February 9, 2000.
Newport Components (UK) recently announced the NPH10S Series of 10W dc/dc converter modules. The modules feature wide temperature operation and efficiency up...
Coilcraft (Cary, IL) introduced the DS1608BL Series tiny shield inductors, which are especially engineered for backlighting applications. The series features a high...
Coilcraft (Cary, IL) introduced the LPT1606 Power Wafer, the company's smallest, self-shielded power inductor. The device is 2mm high and is designed...
Astec Power (Carlsbad, CA) recently announced the appointment of Greg Hester as director of worldwide distribution marketing and customer service for Astec. According to the company, Hester will be responsible for worldwide distribution strategies, distribution channel marketing, distribution policies and customer service for Astec Standard Products. In addition, he will be responsible for promotional activities […]
Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. (South Portland, ME) recently announced its principal subsidiary is being sued by Siliconix Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) and IXYS Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) for alleged patent infringement.Fairchild said in its quarterly report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission that Siliconix names Fairchild as a defendant in a lawsuit for allegedly infringing […]
SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) recently announced that it has retained Thomson Financial Investor Relations as its investor relations counsel."We are excited to announce our engagement of Thomson Financial Investor Relations as we seek to embark on a more pro-active dialogue with the investment community," said David Eisenhaure, president, chairman and CEO of SatCon. "We […]
Intersil Holding Corp. (Palm Bay, FL) recently announced what it claims is the industry's first IC providing independent power control to two peripheral component interconnect hot-plug slots, the HIP1011D. According to the company, the HIP1011D is designed to deliver independent two-slot control in a single IC, simplifying design, reducing component cost and increasing system availability. […]