General Semiconductor Inc. (Melville, NY), announced it has received a significant order for its GF6968ED Smart GENFET device in the battery-pack application for wireless handsets. The GF6968ED Smart GENFET is a 20V MOSFET with integrated electrostatic discharge protection. The device is fabricated using General Semiconductor's high-cell-density trench technology. In this particular application, the GF6968ED Smart […]
Linear Technology Corp. (Milpitas, CA) plans to open a circuit design plant in Penang, which will be its second facility in Malaysia. Robert H. Swanson Jr., chairman and CEO, said the company was currently in discussion with the Penang Development Corp. on the matter. Linear Semiconductor's second phase will cost $7.9 million. The buildings will […]
Lucent Technologies (Murray Hill, NJ) announced that it has agreed to sell its Power Systems business unit (LPS) to Tyco International (Pembroke, Bermuda) for $2.5 billion. The sale, which is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions, is expected to close by December 31, 2000, and result in a one-time gain to be […]
International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) has designed a motor drive power-management architecture, positioned between the micro- or DSP-controller and the motor, to...
Microchip Technology Inc. (Chandler, AZ) announced that it plans to buy TelCom Semiconductor Inc. (Mountain View, CA) in a stock deal valued at about $300.0 million dollars and aimed at expanding its portfolio of stand-alone analog products. The transaction is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2001 and immediately add to Microchip's […]
Advanced Power Technology Inc. reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2000. Revenues for the quarter were $12.1 million, up 66 percent over the $7.3 million achieved in the third quarter of 1999, and up 20 percent sequentially from the $10.1 million recorded in the second quarter of 2000. Net income for […]
International Rectifier (IR, El Segundo, CA) has introduced a new disposable ballast IC designed for high-volume, compact fluorescent lamp applications. The IR2156...
ON Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ) has unveiled two new micropower LDO regulators with on-board NOCAP technology. NOCAP technology is designed for applications with...
International Rectifier (IR, El Segundo, CA) has introduced a HEXFET power MOSFET with a maximum temperature rating of 200 degrees C in a TO-220 plastic package. IR claims that the IRF1704 is an extremely rugged, low Rds(on) HEXFET power MOSFET manufactured using IR's stripe-planar technology, and is designed for existing and emerging automotive applications such […]
American Superconductor Corp. (Westborough, MA) has elected Clayton M. Christensen as the ninth member of its board of directors. Christensen, a professor at Harvard Business School since 1992, is renowned for his seminal work on disruptive technologies and how they can be utilized to drive corporate growth. Christensen's research and teaching interests center on the […]
AVX Corp. (Myrtle Beach, CA) has introduced the Maxi-Plus Series of capacitors, a series of K30,000 dielectric with X7R temperature characteristics. The SLC Series is designed to operate in the millimeter bands with an ultra-low equivalent series resistance specifically for the RF/microwave, optical and cellular markets. According to AVX, the electrical advantage of this dielectric […]
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) announced that it has completed its acquisition of Dallas Semiconductor Corp. (Dallas, TX) upon receiving the approval of Dallas Semiconductor's stockholders. The acquisition of Dallas Semiconductor was effected by the merger of a Maxim subsidiary into Dallas Semiconductor. Under the terms of the merger agreement, each share of Dallas […]
International Rectifier (IR, El Segundo, CA) announced the availability of the new IR2172 linear current-sensing IC with built-in shutdown for motor-drive applications. The IR2172 is designed to eliminate external current-sensing protection circuits. It is rated at 600V, for 230V three-phase ac inverters or brushless dc industrial motor drives used in conveyor belts and similar applications. […]
Semtech Corp. (Newbury Park, CA) has unveiled two new devices intended for use in distributed power architectures in telecommunications, data processing, point-of-use industrial systems, space-sensitive switching power supplies and other applications. The SC4820 devices are low-power PWM controllers intended for power conversion using push-pull or bridge topologies, typically in point-of-use off-line or dc/dc fixed-frequency, current-mode […]
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) stated it will buy Dallas Semiconductor Corp. (Dallas, TX) for about $2.5 billion in stock, giving it control of a specialty semiconductor market. The deal values Dallas Semiconductor at about $39.13 a share, based on Maxim's closing stock price on Friday. The number of Maxim shares offered will vary […]