Swichtec Power Systems Ltd. (New Zealand) recently announced it will undergo a name change that will take effect February 14, 2000. The company will be called Invensys Energy Systems (NZ) Ltd.According to the company, the name change reflects the new ownership of the company. In 1998 Swichtec Power Systems was purchased by BTR plc, which […]
Applied Power Inc. (Milwaukee) recently announced a quarterly dividend of $0.015 per share on the company's common stock.The dividend is payable on February 29, 2000 to shareholders of record on February 9, 2000.
Newport Components (UK) recently announced the NPH10S Series of 10W dc/dc converter modules. The modules feature wide temperature operation and efficiency up...
Coilcraft (Cary, IL) introduced the DS1608BL Series tiny shield inductors, which are especially engineered for backlighting applications. The series features a high...
Coilcraft (Cary, IL) introduced the LPT1606 Power Wafer, the company's smallest, self-shielded power inductor. The device is 2mm high and is designed...
Semtech Corp. (Newbury Park, CA) recently announced the availability of the SC1464, a 60mA charge-pump doubler that is designed to provide a...
Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. (Sunnyvale, CA) recently released the RC5061, a combination dc/dc controller with two LDOs. According to Fairchild, the device is designed to provide a highly accurate programmable set of output voltages for multi-voltage platforms such as the Intel Camino. The company also claims it is a complete solution for the Whitney and other […]
TelCom Semiconductor Inc. (Mountain View, CA) recently announced the TC4949, a very low power bipolar LDO regulator. The company claims the LDO is designed for battery-powered equipment where power consumption is a critical parameter. According to TelCom, the TC4949 features a micro-power quiescent current while providing up to 100mA output currents. Additional functions include power-on […]
Astec Power (Carlsbad, CA) recently announced the appointment of Greg Hester as director of worldwide distribution marketing and customer service for Astec. According to the company, Hester will be responsible for worldwide distribution strategies, distribution channel marketing, distribution policies and customer service for Astec Standard Products. In addition, he will be responsible for promotional activities […]
Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. (South Portland, ME) recently announced its principal subsidiary is being sued by Siliconix Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) and IXYS Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) for alleged patent infringement.Fairchild said in its quarterly report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission that Siliconix names Fairchild as a defendant in a lawsuit for allegedly infringing […]
SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) recently announced that it has retained Thomson Financial Investor Relations as its investor relations counsel."We are excited to announce our engagement of Thomson Financial Investor Relations as we seek to embark on a more pro-active dialogue with the investment community," said David Eisenhaure, president, chairman and CEO of SatCon. "We […]
Semtech Corp. (Newbury Park, CA) recently announced the availability of the SC1408, the latest addition to the company's line of power-management solutions for portable applications. The SC1408 has an input range of 1.8V to 16.5V, and is designed to be used with a wide range of battery chemistries and voltages. The device can be used […]
TelCom Semiconductor Inc. (Mountain View, CA) recently announced the latest additions to its thermal management family of products, the TC6501 and TC6502. The devices are low-power temperature switches with pin-selectable hysteresis in five-pin SOT-23A packages. According to TelCom, the switches require no external components and are designed for applications where small size, low power and […]
Intersil Holding Corp. (Palm Bay, FL) recently announced what it claims is the industry's first IC providing independent power control to two peripheral component interconnect hot-plug slots, the HIP1011D. According to the company, the HIP1011D is designed to deliver independent two-slot control in a single IC, simplifying design, reducing component cost and increasing system availability. […]
Micrel Semiconductor Inc. (San Jose, CA) recently announced the availability of two single- and two dual-channel, high-side power-distribution switches designed for USB applications to enhance current-limit performance and an over-current response filter. The MIC2025, MIC2075, MIC2026 and MIC2076 are available in eight-pin SOIC, DIP and MSOP packages. According to Micrel, the MIC2025/2075 and MIC2026/2076 are […]