Maxwell Technologies Inc. (San Diego, CA) reported record revenues for its fourth fiscal quarter ended July 31, 1999, of $49.8 million, compared with revenues of $40.0 million for the same period a year ago. The company's fourth quarter was $3.7 million, or $0.38 per share, after giving effect to special charges and credits, compared to […]
TelCom Semiconductor Inc. (Mountain View, CA) recently announced two new additions to their proprietary line of fan controllers, the TC647 and TC649. The TC647 and TC649 are stand-alone, low-cost fan managers that integrate a pulse width modulation (PWM) fan speed controller with start-up timer and fan-fault detection circuitry. The fan speed control's PWM is claimed […]
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (Malvern, PA) has announced that it is sampling the industry's first power MOSFETs in a leadless, 1206 surface-mount package with a total footprint of 3.05mm x 1.80mm. The new Vishay Siliconix ChipFET power MOSFETs occupy approximately half the board area required by a leaded TSOP-6. This specification allows designers to reduce the […]
Texas Instruments (TI, Dallas, TX) recently introduced four new families of 500mA and 750mA low-dropout voltage regulators (LDOs). These devices are designed to prolong life in DSP-based applications or portable systems. They offer a transient response time of just two microseconds (0mA to 500mA), allowing designers to improve their system reliability while maintaining a well-regulated […]
Power Integrations, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) announced TNY256, the newest member of the TinySwitch family of integrated switchers. The TNY256 adds new features...
Intersil Corporation (Palm Bay, FL) added the 60V and 100V Logic Level N-channel UltraFET MOSFET families to its portfolio of logic level MOSFETs for the automotive market. The 60V family includes 18 discrete devices while the 100V family features six devices. The 60V (HUF764xx) family and 100V (HUF766xx) family of logic level devices are the […]
The Advanced Film Division of International Resistive Company (IRC, Corpus Christi, TX) recently announced a precision voltage divider in a SOT-23 package, providing ratio tolerances to 0.05 percent and temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) ratio tracking of +/-5 PPM/degrees C. For precision tolerances and environmental stability, IRC claims it uses its proprietary thin film on […]
Absopulse Electronics Ltd. (Carp, ON) developed the PHF1500, a frequency converter that provides three-phase power from a single-phase line outlet. The unit...
International Rectifier (IR, El Segundo, CA) announces 10 additions to their SOIC HEXFET power MOSFET product range. These new devices, targeted primarily...
TelCom Semiconductor Inc. (Mountain View, CA) recently announced the TC56, which contains a low supply current (11uA typical at Vout = 3V), low dropout CMOS linear regulator, and a 10V maximum input voltage range. The TC56 features low noise and low current, and its CMOS construction eliminates wasted ground currents for greater system efficiency and […]
IMP Inc. (San Jose, CA) recently laid off 30 employees or 14 percent of its work force. The action, under the direction of interim CEO Zvi Grinfas, is part of a planned streamlining of IMP operations. IMP's net revenue for fiscal 1999 was $33.4 million compared to $40.4 million for the prior fiscal year. Fourth-quarter […]
IXYS Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) announced the availability of two HiPerFET Power MOSFETs at a new industry voltage level of 150V. The new devices are claimed to deliver up to a 30-percent decrease in on-resistance compared to similar 200V rated MOSFETs, resulting in cooler device operation and improved circuit efficiency. The IXFH70N15 is a 70A […]
Lambda Electronics (Melville, NY) recently replaced its core industrial power supply lines, the LRS and LFS Series, with an ac/dc power supply that offers additional features such as transient protection, Class B EMI filtering, wide-range 85Vac to 265Vac input voltage, harmonic correction and European compliance CE at a cost savings of 30 percent. The JWS […]
Central and South West Corp. (CSW, Dallas, TX) and the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (Brownsville PUB, Brownsville, TX) announced plans to install a "state-of-the-art" voltage regulation device to enable power to be delivered more reliably over existing transmission lines.The STATCOM (solid-state electronic static compensator) is a family of voltage-sourced converter/power electronic products under development by […]
Mitra Power Systems (Belgium) recently announced their new Secondary Access Networks (SAN) integrated power systems line. Mitra claims that the SAN system...