Texas Instruments Inc. (TI, Dallas, TX) unveiled its new single-chip TPS40100 synchronous dc-dc buck controller with sequencing and output-voltage margining features, which...
Xantrex Technology Inc. (Burnaby, BC), a manufacturer of advanced power electronic products and systems for the distributed, mobile, and programmable power markets, reported financial results for the second quarter and first half ended June 30, 2005, which are consistent with the preliminary estimates announced on July 18, 2005. Revenue for the second quarter was $35.0 […]
Primarion Inc. (Tempe, AZ), a mixed-signal semiconductor company that provides digital control of power solutions, announced that it has raised in excess of $22 million in Series D equity financing, which it is using to further expand its global resources and market presence, and accelerate the development of its digital power control solutions. Primarian continues […]
Volterra Semiconductor Corp. (Fremont, CA), a provider of analog and mixed-signal power management semiconductors, reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2005. Net revenue for the second quarter of 2005 was $13.2 million, an increase of 44 percent over net revenue of $9.1 million for the second quarter of 2004, and a […]
AMI Semiconductor Inc. (AMIS, Pocatello, ID), a manufacturer of application-specific integrated circuits and structured digital products, announced the opening of an offshore design center in Bangalore, India, for ASIC and ASSP silicon solutions targeting automotive, medical, and industrial applications. The center was established in partnership with Indian product design specialist TATA ELXSI Ltd. and is […]
Atmel Corp. (San Jose, CA) announced that it has joined the Z-One™ Digital Power Alliance. It is the first semiconductor manufacturer to join the Z-Alliance™ organization that currently includes power supply manufacturers Power-One Inc. and C&D Technologies Inc. The addition of Atmel increases the semiconductor development, manufacturing, and supply chain capabilities of the Z-Alliance organization, […]
ROAL Electronics (Los Angeles) has developed the PS194 power supply, a high power density and high efficiency dc-dc boost converter. This multiphase...
Semtech Corp. (Camarillo, CA), a producer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, announced the SC900, an I2C software-controlled power management device incorporating five...
Darnell Group Inc. (Corona, CA) announced that it has updated both its Darnell Group website, located at http://www.darnell.com and its PowerPulse website, located at https://www.powerpulse.net. The company’s aim was to make a website with improved layout, more content, and intuitive and simple navigation for its visitors without changing the content. PowerPulse.net remains the web's leading […]
ZMD America (Melville, NY), a wholly owned subsidiary of ZMD AG (Dresden, Germany), and Innovative Sensor Technology IST AG (Wattwil, Switzerland), a sensor manufacturer, announced a breakthrough in high-precision temperature sensor integrated circuits (Tsic) as a result of their collaborative product development. The two companies introduced the TSic™ family of temperature sensors with accuracy levels […]
Linear Technology Corp. (LTC, Milpitas, CA) introduced its LTC4303 and LTC4304 two-wire bus buffer ICs with stuck bus recovery, which solve the...
Digital Gas Inc. (Dallas, TX) announced that it will partner with ICCU (the Netherlands) to manufacture and market an advanced ultracapacitor, which can operate over a minimum 30-year lifetime with zero maintenance. The parties will initially operate under the corporate name “Digital Ultracap.” The new, low-cost energy storage device is ready for market this year. […]
Potentia Semiconductor Corp. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) announced that it has completed $8 million in equity financing. Funding was provided by VenGrowth Private Equity Partners (Toronto, Ontario), Kodiak Venture Partners (Waltham, MA), and Teachers’ Private Capital. The investment has allowed Potentia to grow its sales and marketing organization as it continues to deliver a full portfolio […]
Potentia Semiconductor Corp. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), a power-management company, announced that it has achieved registration of its quality management system to the ISO 9001:2000 standard, following an audit conducted by QMI. Significantly, no "findings" (errors) were identified during the audit process, meaning that no corrective actions were required. The management system registration strengthens Potentia's market […]
Volterra Semiconductor Corp. (Fremont, CA), a provider of analog and mixed-signal power management semiconductors, announced that Cooper Electronic Technologies, Pulse Engineering Inc. and Vitec Electronics Corp. have agreed to manufacture multi-phase, coupled inductors under a license from Volterra. The magnetic components, when combined with Volterra's recently introduced, fourth-generation, voltage regulator semiconductor chipsets can (according to […]