Microsemi Corp. (Santa Ana, CA) announced a new high-voltage MOSFET for implantable cardio defibrillator (ICD) applications that is 40 percent smaller than those currently available. Designated the MSAFA1N100D, the new device is the first to be developed jointly by Microsemi and Advanced Power Technology (APT, Bend, OR).The Microsemi device will be used as an overvoltage […]
Linear Technology Corp. (Milpitas, CA) recently announced a reorganization intended to direct the company's growth from $500 million in sales to $1 billion and beyond. As part of the reorganization, co-founder and CEO Bob Swanson will also become Chairman of the board of directors. Clive Davies, who has been with Linear Technology for 17 years, […]
Signal Technology Corp. (Danvers, MA) reported its first quarter results, with revenues $3.3 million lower than the same quarter last year, falling from $23.7 million to $20.4 million. Net income for the 1999 first quarter, ended March 31, 1999, improved to $639,000, or $0.08 per diluted share, versus net income of $203,000, or $0.03 per […]
GFI Energy Ventures LLC (Los Angeles, CA) announced the completion of a substantial investment in Cherokee International LLC (Tustin, CA). Through the investment, GFI and its co-investors, including Oaktree Capital Management (Los Angeles) and RIT Capital Partners plc (London), have acquired a 60 percent majority interest in the power supply company."With this investment, we have […]
Fujitsu Microelectronics Inc. (FMI, San Jose, CA) has developed three new power management ICs suitable for use in cellular phones, PDAs and other mobile devices. The devices are intended to address the requirements of digital systems such as CDMA, GSM and W-CDMA. The set includes the MB3891, which was developed specifically for current and future […]
Lucent Power Systems (Mesquite, TX) recently unveiled its Austin Series non-isolated SMT dc/dc power modules. Incorporating the topology, high-frequency switching, components, materials and packaging innovations of Lucent's Titania Series, the compact modules measure 1.765 x 0.51 x 0.215 and weigh less than 5 grams. Nine versions of the modules are available, providing 1.5, 1.8 and […]
Cherokee International LLC (Tustin, CA) recently introduced the CRP500 Series of 500W bulk power switchmode power supplies. The latest in Cherokee's line of telecom rectifiers, the CRP500 is designed to meet the stringent quality demands of communications OEMs and are BELLCORE compatible. Standard features include a power factor corrected input mains that complies with EN61000-3-2 […]
Zetex (Commack, NY) introduced its new SOD323 packaged Varactor Diodes, which are claimed to offer the same high-performance operation as their larger...
Vicor Corp. (Andover, MA) announced its financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2000. Revenues for the quarter increased 29 percent to $69,168,000, compared with $53,742,000 for the corresponding period a year ago. Net income increased 50 percent to $8,550,000, versus $5,697,000 in 1999. Diluted earnings per share also increased 50 percent, from $0.13 […]
Intersil (Irvine, CA) announced a new family of hot-plug power management devices. The new Endura family includes hot-plug power control devices designed into over half of the global server hot-swap computer power management applications. New devices include the ISL6121, ISL6118 and HIP1011E. Intersil's Endura hot-plug devices comply with the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) hot-plug specifications. […]
Power Integrations Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) announced that its TinySwitch IC is a finalist in the 1999 Discover Magazine Awards for Technological Innovation. The TinySwitch is one of 27 technologies the selection panel chose as making a revolutionary impact on society."TinySwitch provides a unique solution to a global problem that costs billions of dollars annually in […]
Sanken Electric Co. Ltd. (Durham, NC) has introduced a new external adapter for notebook computers. Called the Slim 56W AC adapter, the device weighs 260 grams, and is sized 114.5 x 49.5 x 27 mm. Over-voltage protection is offered with auto shutdown at 22V. The adapter also features convection cooling, and EMI filtering to FCC […]
Xentek Power Systems (San Marcos, CA) recently announced the completion of its merger with its sister company, Taiyo Yuden (USA) Inc. The new company will operate under the Taiyo Yuden (USA) name, and the firms plan to consolidate operations into a single location yet to be determined. According to the firm, no staff or personnel […]
Abacus Controls Inc. (Somerville, NJ) introduced the model 4758-4-480 75kVA inverter. The new inverter has 480Vdc input, and outputs of 277/480Vac, 3 phase, 4 wire, 50 or 60Hz. The inverter can operate in standalone or utility intertie modes.
Cherry Semiconductor Corp. (East Greenwich, RI) introduce the CS51313, a switching buck controller designed to power motherboards based on Pentium III microprocessors, which require five different voltages. The CS51313 switching buck controller features a Vref pin and a small external quad op amp. The controller powers Vcore at 2.0V, and the Vref and quad op […]