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 […]
Taiyo Yuden (USA) Inc. (San Marcos, CA), formerly Xentek Power Systems, introduced the PFC-600, a line of compact, modular switch-mode power supplies. The power supplies are rated at 600W total continuous power at operating temperatures of 0 degrees to 50 degrees C. According to Taiyo Yuden, the unit corrects the input current waveform to better […]
Lambda Electronics Inc. (Melville, NY) recently announced that is has broadened its DT Series of rugged, low-profile, external desktop power supplies with the new 60W quad-output DT70PW401 model featuring outputs of +5V, +/-12V and 5Vsb. According to Lambda, the DT Series is designed for the manufacturers of computer peripherals, portable test equipment and other devices […]
Artesyn Technologies Inc. (Boca Raton, FL) recently added the BXB150-24V to the BXB family of standard, half-brick dc/dc converters. According to Artesyn, the BXB150-24V extends the output current capability of the 24V input series to 30A. Artesyn claims the BXB150-24V combines proven technology and high-reliability in a design suited to wireless, telecom and industrial systems […]
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...
Arrow Electronics Inc. (New York) recently reported that its fourth-quarter profit rose 36 percent. Net income in the fourth quarter rose to $44.0 million, or $0.46 per share, from $32.3 million, or $0.34 per share in the same period a year earlier. According to Arrow, fourth-quarter sales grew 15 percent to $2.5 billion from $2.2 […]
Intersil Holding Corp. (Palm Bay, FL) recently announced its initial public offering (IPO) of 20,000,000 shares of Class A common stock at $25 per share. The 20-million shares represents approximately a 22-percent stake in the company. With a total value of $500.0 million, Intersil's IPO is claimed to be the largest ever for a US-based […]
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA, Mendham, NJ) recently announced that the International Workshop on Integrated Power Packaging (IWIPP) will be held July 14-15, 2000, at the Westin Hotel in Waltham, MA. The workshop provides a forum for technical communication focused on the needs and interests of power electronics components and systems engineers. According to […]
Power-One Inc. (Camarillo, CA) announced that it finalized the transaction to acquire HC Power Inc. (Irvine, CA) on February 29, 2000. Power-One acquired HC Power in a stock-for-stock transaction in which Power-One issued approximately 2.1 million shares of Power-One common stock. "We have had very productive planning meetings over the last few weeks to discuss […]
Power-One Inc. (Camarillo, CA) recently announced that total revenues for the fiscal year ended January 2, 2000, increased 100 percent to a record $205.4 million, compared to $102.5 million in 1998. Net income for the 1999 fiscal year, before acquisition-related charges, increased to $14.4 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, compared with $8.0 million, or […]
Artesyn Technologies Inc. (Boca Raton, FL) recently introduced the AFE2000 Series of front-end, 2,000W, ac/dc power supplies and the accompanying AFS4000 power shelf. The AFE2000 Series is designed for networking, telecom and computer applications that use distributed architectures. The AFE2000 offers output voltages of 48Vdc, 54Vdc and 56Vdc. The device comes in a 4.9" x […]
Ericsson Microelectronics (Kista-Stockholm, Sweden) recently announced that it has expanded its range of high-power dc/dc power modules with what it claims is the world's highest efficiency 100W quarter brick, the PKM 4000. The PKM 4610 PI supplies 3.3V and 20A at 89 percent efficiency. The PKM 4000 family is designed to offer 15A and 20A […]