National Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) has introduced three new voltage supervisory circuits in its LM37xx family with factory-programmability. The devices are suitable for use in space-constrained portable and battery-powered applications such as PDAs, cellular phones and information appliances. The circuits are available in both the extended temperature range (from -40 to 125 degrees C) […]
Inverpower Controls Ltd. (Toronto, Canada) announced that it has entered into a 35-day exclusivity arrangement with a publicly traded company to permit exclusive negotiations towards a possible sale of the assets of the business, and assumption of agreed-upon trade payables (asset sale) based upon a value of $6.0 million. Part of the ongoing negotiations include […]
Square D (Palatine, IL), a division of Schneider Electric (Paris, France), introduced the new PHASEO dc power supplies, which provide engineers, integrators and panel-builders with a compact, highly stable dc voltage output. The new units have dependable integrated overload, short-circuit, and over-voltage and under-voltage protection. They are accurate to three percent, regardless of the load […]
A small, low-voltage regulator for power-up sequencing in microprocessors is now available from Micrel Semiconductor (San Jose, CA). Capable of providing up to 150mA, the new MIC5248 is equipped with power-good output. According to the company, this power-good feature of the MIC5248 makes it ideally suited for power-up sequencing in microprocessors. It alerts the processor […]
A new series of Schottky diodes providing superior capacitance, a low-forward-voltage drop, and a very high single-surge current rating was announced by Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (Malvern, PA). Devices in the Vishay Telefunken series will be used for MOS protection; for steering, biasing and coupling functions in logic-level applications where fast switching is required; in dc-to-dc […]
The first device in an emerging product family, the ZXCT1009 high-side current-sense monitor in a SOT23 package is one of the latest...
IXYS Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) announced the introduction of an extended new family of power semiconductors in the new isolated TO-220 package. The new plastic package, called ISOPLUS220, has the holeless TO-220 outline, but with a DCB ceramic lead-frame based on the company’s ISOPLUS technology. The new devices announced include new trench-technology MOSFETs in the […]
California Micro Devices Corp. (Milpitas, CA) has updated the outlook for its financial performance for the first quarter, ending June 30, 2001. The company now expects revenues to be in the range of $7.6 to $8.4 million, which would be down 30 percent from the last quarter. Due to the lower revenue and anticipated inventory […]
ON Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ) announced new cost-reduction measures as a continuation of its previously announced and ongoing initiatives. As part of this latest action, the company will reduce its worldwide employee population by more than 1,000 positions, or about 8 to 12 percent, over the next several weeks. The company also has announced a 10-percent […]
Fairchild Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) announced the new FAN5091 two-phase, single-chip, synchronous buck controller with integrated high-current super drivers. The FAN5091 is...
Cree Inc. (Durham, NC) and Microsemi Corp. (Irvine, CA) announced that they have completed a deal to jointly develop silicon carbide-based (SiC) Schottky diodes. Under the terms of the agreement, Microsemi will provide packaging, application and market channel expertise while Cree provides the SiC die for use as high-power and high-voltage Schottkys. Microsemi reports that, […]
Calex Manufacturing Co. (Concord, CA) announced the availability of its new 2001 Power Conversion Catalog. The new catalog provides detailed specifications and...
AVX Corp. (Myrtle Beach, SC) announced a new series of ultra-thin chip capacitors intended to complement the company's standard chip capacitors by providing a lower profile height to the end-user. AVX is now able to reduce the component profile height to 0.35mm. The new capacitors are available in case sizes 0805 and 1206. They have […]
BI Technologies (Fullerton, CA) has developed a molypermalloy powder-based (MPP) family of surface-mount inductors capable of handling up to 40A. Designated the HM73 Series, these self-shielding inductors are available in a surface-mount package with 16 standard ratings from 0.1µH to 8.2µH, and from 6A to 40A. The HM73 Series of inductors features board-mounted profiles of […]
Fairchild Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) has announced its next generation of horizontal-deflection transistor (HDTR) products. These bipolar junction transistors have 1,500V and...