Intersil Holding Corp. (Palm Bay, FL) announced that it has developed a breakthrough technology that offers increased battery life in notebook PCs, cellular telephones and other portable information appliances. Intersil claims it will utilize the technology in a new family of discrete power products tailored for these high-efficiency, low-voltage applications. Intersil's technology breakthrough is applied […]
SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) announced that its semiconductor products business unit has been ISO9001 certified. The division met its certification requirements earlier this fiscal year and final recommendation for registration was submitted in November. "Becoming ISO9001 certified is an important step in our corporate growth as a manufacturer of digital power products," said David […]
Power Integrations Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) introduced its patented TOPSwitch-FX family, expanding its offerings of power conversion ICs. TOPSwitch-FX offers engineers flexibility to design highly integrated power supplies. In addition, it incorporates the company's energy-saving EcoSmart technology to help engineers meet the growing need for environmentally friendly power solutions. The devices deliver up to 75W of […]
Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. (Sunnyvale, CA) recently announced the development of a 12V power-supply solution for modern motherboard architectures, the RC5052. The RC5052 is a single-phase synchronous-mode dc/dc controller. The controller is designed to provide highly accurate, user-programmable output voltage for high- and low-end PCs along with low-end work stations. According to Fairchild, the RC5052 features […]
Philips Semiconductors (Sunnyvale, CA), an affiliate of Royal Philips Electronics, recently announced a chip-scale package version, Flip Chip, of the TEA1207 low-cost dc/dc converter (IC). This device is designed to address the growing demand for smaller case sizes with the smart mobile consumer product market for applications such as mobile and cordless telephones, PDAs, and […]
ON Semiconductor LLC (Phoenix, AZ), formerly the analog business of Motorola Corp., announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition by ON Semiconductor of Cherry Semiconductor Corp. (East Greenwich, RI), a subsidiary of the Cherry Corp. The purchase price is $250.0 million in cash, subject to adjustment in certain circumstances. The transaction […]
Micrel Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) has debuted the MIC2142, a micropower boost regulator IC capable of driving white LEDs and providing LCD bias. Intended for use in cellular phones and PDA applications, the new MIC2142 is housed in Micrel's IttyBitty SOT23-5 packaging. It requires three external components, and has a 2.2V to 16V input voltage […]
Passive component supplier AVX Corp. (Myrtle Beach, SC) has completed an extensive redesign and expansion of its website. In addition to detailed product information in the form of PDF data sheets, the new site includes extensive design software tools. AVX's spice model software applications are available on-line, for accessing circuit models and specific technical parameters […]
Dallas Semiconductor (Dallas, TX) is introducing the new DS1680 portable system controller for touch-screen applications. The company claims that this device is the first IC to combine touch-screen control with complete power and processor monitoring and control, as well as a system real-time clock. The product, available for 3.3V and 5V supplies, is designed for […]
International Rectifier Corp. (El Segundo, CA) and Zing Technologies Inc. (Valhalla, NY) announced successful completion of the cash tender offer by IRC Acquisition Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of International Rectifier, for the outstanding shares of Zing common stock, for a purchase price of $15.36 per share. International Rectifier intends to merge IRC Acquisition into […]
AVX Corp. (Myrtle Beach, SC) introduced a new higher-voltage U-dielectric capacitor. The company claims that the new ranges, from 100V to 200V, make the devices appropriate to applications requiring low ESR capacitors with higher voltage capabilities, such as amplifiers and modulators for communications and wireless network applications. The new higher-voltage U-dielectric capacitors are available in […]
Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) recently announced a new Unitrode PWM controller, the UCC3895. According to the company, the device is designed to...
Advanced Power Technology (Bend, OR) recently announced a new RF MOSFET optimized for high-power Class C, D and E operation from 1mHz to 120mHz. According to the company, the ARF450 is a matched pair of RF power MOSFETs in a common source configuration. It is designed for push-pull or parallel operation in scientific, commercial, medical […]
Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) recently introduced the TPS23xx, a new family of power controllers supporting the live insertion, or hot-swapping, of circuit...
Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. (Sunnyvale, CA) recently announced its new line of high-voltage PowerTrench MOSFETs. The new MOSFETs extend the PowerTrench line to...