Power Paper Ltd. (Israel) has developed Power Paper, a new battery technology that allows open-celled batteries to be printed on paper or...
AVX Corp. (Myrtle Beach, SC) recently introduced PolyTect Soft Molding, an engineering-grade polymer for overmolding fully-populated printed circuit boards. AVX claims that PolyTect allows for a one-step process that molds a single piece, replacing the typical application consisting of a two-piece plastic housing and conventional potting. PolyTect Soft Molding can be used to protect fully-populated […]
Microsemi Corp. (Irvine, CA) announced that it has licensed Diodes Inc. (Westlake Village, CA) to manufacture and market discrete semiconductor devices using Microsemi's patented Powermite 3 surface-mount package. Under the terms of the license, Diodes will manufacture devices having Microsemi's three-terminal Powermite packaging at its facilities in mainland China. By providing a second source for […]
Collmer Semiconductor Inc. (Dallas, TX) announced that Fuji Electric (Saddle Brook, NJ) is now offering power MOSFETs in the industry standard TO-247 package, which allows the use of larger die sizes for lower Rds(on). According to Collmer, Fuji's package design reduces channel-to-case thermal resistance by up to 25 percent when compared to competitive types. For […]
The former Semiconductor Components Group (SCG, Phoenix, AZ) of Motorola announced its new corporate identity as ON Semiconductor LLC. SCG was acquired by Texas Pacific Group (TPG, Ft. Worth, TX). “We are extremely excited about the prospects for this new company,” stated TPG Partner David Stanton. “Everyone affiliated with this former division of Motorola, especially […]
International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) reported net income of $3.3 million, or $0.06 per share, on revenues of $147.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 1999, compared to net income of $0.4 million, or $0.01 per share, on revenues of $133.8 million for the same period a year ago. After non-recurring items, the company […]
Cherry Semiconductor Corp. (East Greenwich, RI) recently appointed David Susak as manager of the company's new design center located in Chandler, Arizona. Mr. Susak will oversee all activities at the design center, which implements a multi-disciplined, team approach to new product design and development. He formerly was a principal analog designer at Microchip Technology and […]
Philips Semiconductors (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) announced a new dual n-channel MOSFET in an SO8 package, the PHKD6N02LT. It is a 2.5V specified enhancement-mode field-effect transistor within a plastic package using TrenchMOS technology. The PHKD6N02LT is designed for battery-protection circuits. It is suitable for use in lithium-ion battery applications, notebook PCs and portable appliances. The features […]
Philips Semiconductors (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) introduced two n-channel, logic-level, field-effect, power transistor series, the PH*96NQ03LT and the PH*98N03LT, in a plastic package using TrenchMOS technology. Both series include three products; the PHD in a D-PAK package, the PHB in a D2PAK and the PHP in a TO-220AB package. The PH*96NQ03LT Series is designed for the […]
IXYS Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) introduced three new trench power MOSFETs for low-voltage, high-current applications. The IXUC100N055, IXUC200N055 and IXUC160N075 possess high current ratings of 100A, 200A and 160A, respectively. The devices are housed in a new "hole-less" package that conforms to the TO-220 outline with an electrically isolated mounting tab. In this ISOPLUS220 housing, […]
An upcoming workshop on Thermal Management of Electronics is scheduled for May 9 through 10, 2001, in Santa Clara, CA. The event is designed for engineers and designers who are involved in the design and implementation of solutions for electronic systems. An international panel of experts has been assembled to speak about some of the […]
Vicor Corp. (Andover, MA) has introduced a 300V family of second-generation dc/dc converter modules. The new modules are designed for off-line applications,...
Oryx Technology Corp. (Fremont, CA) announced that Cooper Bussman, a licensee of Oryx's SurgX technology, has authorized their Taiwan contract manufacturing partner to begin volume production of SurgX surface-mount components. Initial quantities will be 5 million units/month. Cooper Bussman, in conjunction with Oryx, developed a low cost manufacturing process capable of high-volume production, in excess […]
Liebert Corp. (Columbus, OH) debuted the 10 Fan Drycooler, designed to provide heat rejection of 150 tons in a footprint of 123 square feet. Available as either 60Hz and 50Hz systems, Liebert claims that the 10 Fan Drycooler provides the cooling capacity of two conventional eight-fan drycoolers, with a space savings of 172 square feet, […]
Altair International Inc. (Cody, WY) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Altair Technologies Inc. has developed essentially 100 percent lithium titanate spinel (Li4Ti5O12) and also nano-sized yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) at its facilities in Reno, Nevada. The lithium titanate spinel is currently under investigation for advanced energy storage devices. Nano-sized YSZ is expected to result in […]