Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. (South Portland, ME) plans to invest $80.0 million sometime this year in expanding its power device plant in South Korea. Fairchild acquired the South Korea plant last year from Samsung Electronics Co. The investment is aimed at installing additional production equipment to increase capacity in response to customer demand. Fairchild has […]
International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) announced an offer on its new MUR Series of expitaxial diodes with reverse-recovery times of 25ns. The...
Microsemi Corp. (Santa Ana, CA) has introduced a new silicon-carbide Schottky diode (UPSC148) to their line of silicon mixed-signal and discrete products. The diode is available in the company's 1mm Powermite package, and is a 1A, 480V silicon-carbide Schottky targeted at high-speed switching and power-supply applications in telecommunications and implantable medical equipment. Silicon carbide is […]
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (Malvern, PA) has released its new non-isolated buck/boost converter IC, the Vishay Siliconix Si9121DY. The Si9121DY gives designers a simple and compact way to convert a -48V input to +3.3V or +5V in ISDN digital phones. In addition to digital phones, the Si9121DY will be used to regulate ISDN power supplies for […]
Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas, TX) recently announced that designers are now able to increase battery life and performance on single- or dual-cell batteries by using their new TPS6100x family of low-power dc/dc converters. These devices are designed for applications in which battery life is vital, such as personal digital assistants and portable medical instruments. The […]
Intersil Holding Corporation (Palm Bay, FL) introduced its latest PWM controller integrated chip, the HIP6311. The company claims that the HIP6311 multiphase controller delivers the best static tolerance and digital-to-analog conversion accuracy. When coupled with Intersil's gate drivers, the total core-voltage system for advanced microprocessors is reached. The device is targeted toward embedded and VRM […]
Intersil Holding Corp. (Palm Bay, FL) added two new products to its line of applications-specific power semiconductors. The HUF76013 and HUF76009 are designed for high-speed computing and Internet data transfer. Both work in conjunction with Intersil's PWM controller ICs to meet the power efficiency needs of microprocessors in desktop, laptop and hand-held communications devices. The […]
Semtech Corp. (Newbury Park, CA) announced the production of the SLVU2.8-4, a super low-voltage electronic static discharge (ESD) and latch-up protection for networking applications. The SLVU2.8-4 integrates four low-voltage protection devices into one SOIC-8 package using Semtech's proprietary Enhanced Punch-through Diode (EPD) technology. The SLV Series of transient voltage suppressors are designed to protect low-voltage […]
Four new MOSFETs in TO-220 and D2PAK packages have been targeted at automotive applications by Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (Malvern, PA). The new Vishay Siliconix TrenchFETs are expected to find use in motor-control and replacement applications in autos where their low on-resistance will allow designers to reduce the use of heatsinks and to replace power MOSFETs […]
Powerex Inc. (Youngwood, PA) introduced a new silicon bilateral switch to be used as a trigger circuit for thyristors, triac oscillators and timers. The new switch, designated as BS08D, replaces the BS08A device and other industry types such as MBS4991 and MBS4993. The new device has the same pin-out as the older types, but occupies […]
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (Malvern, PA) announced five low-threshold, small-signal MOSFETs for load switching and driver applications. Packaged in the three-pin and six-pin SC-70, the new devices feature a typical gate-threshold of 0.9V, making them well-suited for cellular phones, PDAs and other battery-operated systems. These devices include the N-channel TN0205A (single) and TN0205AD (dual), the P-channel […]
TelCom Semiconductor Inc. (Mountain View, CA) announced the latest additions to its line of power-management products, the TC2575 and TC2576 dc/dc switching regulators that provide a simple, highly power-efficient buck regulator solution. According to TelCom, the TC2575 can drive a 1.0A load with excellent line and load regulation, while the TC2576 is a 3.0A switching […]
Semtech Corp. (Newbury Park, CA) announced transient-voltage suppression (TVS) devices designed specifically to protect USB hubs. The STF201 and STF202 are easily...
International Rectifier (IR, El Segundo, CA) announced the availability of highly efficient, HEXFET power MOSFETs for the PC, telecom, datacom and industrial power-supply market. The new application-specific MOSFETs are optimized for switch-mode power supply dc/dc conversion circuits, enabling designers to surpass 90 percent efficiency ratings. According to IR, its dc/dc-optimized MOSFETs are so efficient, they […]
Advanced Power Technology (Bend, OR) announced that it has added to its patented Power MOS V family of high-voltage, low on-resistance, fast-switching MOSFETs. According to the company, these new devices offer the highest voltage, lowest on-resistance, and maximum power available in a TO-264 and T-MAX package. Applications of these devices include dc/dc converters, PFC pre-regulators, […]