Zilker Labs Inc. (Asutin, TX) announced that it has been invited to join leading power supply and semiconductor manufacturers in a coalition formed by Artesyn Technologies. The initiative is focused on developing a new digital protocol, called Power Management Bus or PMBus™, which will define an open architecture for power system control over an industry-standard […]
Volterra Semiconductor Corp. (Fremont, CA), a provider of high-performance analog and mixed-signal power management semiconductors, reported financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2004. Net revenue for the fourth quarter of 2004 was $14.6 million, an increase of 125% over net revenue of $6.5 million for the fourth quarter of […]
Power-One Inc. (Camarillo, CA) announced that net sales for the fourth fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2004, increased 7% to $71.9 million compared with $67 million for the fourth quarter of 2003. For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2004, net sales were $280.3 million, an improvement of nearly $24 million, or 9%, over net […]
The 17th Annual Embedded Systems Conference will be held March 6-10, 2005, at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA. Featuring new one-day and two-day seminars focused on design issues in emerging technology sectors, including consumer systems, 3G cellular, and network systems and enabling technologies such as field-programmable gate arrays, digital signal processors and […]
Summit Microelectronics Inc. (San Jose, CA) announced its new SMM150 digital power supply marginer that can easily be designed to work with...
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI, Dallas, TX) and Mitsubishi Materials Corp. announced that Mitsubishi has selected TI's PurePath Digital™ technology for its latest power line communication (PLC) module. Leveraging TI's digital amplifier technology, MMC recently developed its PLC units to provide full digital streaming audio. Mitsubishi Materials is using TI's TAS5001 PWM processor and TAS5122 power […]
TDK Innoveta Inc. (Plano, TX) expanded its Supereta family with the iQN Series of 35 V/6 A and 28 V/7 A industry-standard,...
Microchip Technology Inc. (Chandler, AZ), a provider of microcontroller (MCU) and analog semiconductors, announced its new PIC16F785, which provides a complete set...
HIPAC Semiconductor Inc. (San Jose, CA), a developer of integrated power solutions for battery-powered applications, announced that Director of Engineering Dr. Javad Mahdavi and Dr. Ali Emadi, will present at Darnell Group Inc.'s (Corona, CA) 2005 Portable Power Developer's Conference (PPDC 2005) at the Hyatt Hotel in San Jose, CA, April 18-20, 2005. In the […]
LTRIM Technologies (Montreal, Canada) announced the LTR8333 Power-On Reset (POR) digital system supervisor virtual component IP, which is used to monitor the power supply voltage of critical digital blocks in system-on-chip (SoC) applications. A reset signal is activated when it detects out-of-tolerance power supply conditions. The LTR8333 provides an ultra-low supply current, less than 2.9 […]
Volterra Semiconductor Corp. (Fremont, CA), a provider of high-performance analog and mixed-signal power management semiconductors, announced that the lock-up agreements entered into in conjunction with the initial public offering of Volterra common stock will be terminated as of the market close on January 14, 2005. Volterra had previously announced that it was in discussions with […]
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (St. Louis, MO), announced that the Point of Load Alliance (POLA) is intending to jointly design and release products in accordance to the PMbus specification. The digital interface and control specification will make power conversion products more advanced and flexible without increasing complexity for the end user. During […]
Summit Microelectronics Inc. (San Jose, CA) announced its new SMB120 nine-channel, programmable dc-dc converter, which is the first in a family of new devices optimized for complex consumer electronics applications such as digital still cameras/camcorders, DVD/MP3 players/recorders, hand-held and automotive GPS terminals, personal digital assistants, portable LCD TVs, as well as the next generation of […]