JARO Components Inc. (Boca Raton, FL) premiered its new WCI Series of shielded ferrite-core inductors. These low-radiation inductors feature a low dc resistance with high current-handling capacities. The available inductance values range from 1.0uH to 1,000uH. The 453232 and 565050 packages are suitable for power supply line applications, portable telephones, personal computers, hard disk drives, […]
Siliconix Inc. (Santa Clara, CA), a subsidiary of Vishay Intertechnology (Malvern, PA), announced the debut of a series of new TrenchFETs, claimed to be the smallest MOSFETs on the market. The new devices will serve as a replacement for the digital bipolar transistors used for simple or light-load switching in portable communications systems, computer motherboards, […]
Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics Co. Ltd. (China) announced that it returned to the black with a net profit of $4,096 for the three months ended March, 2001. In comparison, the company lost about $28,000 in the year-earlier quarter. The company makes power control ICs and ballast control ICs for use in telecommunications, automotive and power supply […]
Schurter (Switzerland) has extended its MSTU and MXT 250V microfuse ranges to include both 8 and 10A rated devices. Both product lines feature fuses with time lag characteristics; the MSTU with a low breaking capacity of 35A at 250V and the MXT with high breaking capacity of 100A at 250V. Schurter's new fuse types are […]
PFC Engineering (UK) has released its SBA Series automatic capacitor modules. Based on the technologies of preceding capacitor modules, the new products retain features such as self-healing capacitors and soft switching contactors. PFC's technical department can design modules to suit an individual customer's required dimensions and ratings. The modular capacitor trays can be interconnected with […]
Semtech Corp. (Newbury Park, CA) announced that net sales for the first quarter of fiscal year 2002 were $60.5 million, up 5 percent over the prior year period and down 13 percent sequentially. Net income for the first quarter ended April 29, 2001, prior to one-time costs, was $13.9 million, or $0.18 per diluted share. […]
STMicroelectronics (Lexington, MA) announced the L6590, a new power supply chip that integrates a 700V power MOSFET switch with all of the control circuits needed to build a converter using flyback, boost or forward topologies. The device operates over the universal input voltage range of 85 to 265Vac and also with dc inputs. The L6590 […]
Seiko Instruments (Torrance, CA) introduced the new S-818 Series of extremely low quiescent-current LDO voltage regulators. Packaged in the miniature SOT-23-5 or SOT-89-5 casings, the S-818 is a positive LDO voltage regulator developed utilizing CMOS technology. The S-818 can be used in applications such as cellular phones, PDAs, MP3 players, notebook PCs, handheld games, home […]
AVX Corp. (Myrtle Beach, SC) announced the introduction of an 0402 case size to its tantalum TACmicrochip range. This is in addition...
Seiko Instruments (Torrance, CA) recently introduced two families of operational amplifiers, the S-8944xA and S-891xxA Series. Packaged in SC-88A casing, both ICs...
IXYS Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) released its financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2001 with record annual and quarterly revenues and net income. For the fourth fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2001, IXYS reported net revenues of $32.0 million, an increase of 42.0 percent from the $22.5 million […]
Tyco Electronics Corp. announced that its RXE line of PolySwitch resettable fuses has been re-rated from 60V to 72V. The polymeric positive...
ITW Paktron (Lynchburg, VA) announced a new application for its Quencharc capacitor. The Quencharc is a RC snubber network, consisting of a metallized PET capacitor in series with a carbon composition resistor. The Quencharc has been used for many years to suppress voltage transients caused by dc inductive load switching. ITW Paktron maintains that these […]
Caddock Electronics Inc. (Riverside, CA) launched the new Model MP2060, a clip-mount TO-220-style power film resistor. The resistor has a power rating...
Advanced Energy Inc. (AE, Fort Collins, CO) has announced that it will lay off another 59 full-time employees, or four percent of its staff. This accompanies a wage freeze and graduated pay reductions, as well as further expense and discretionary spending reductions. The company expects to report a loss for the second quarter, with revenues […]