Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (Malvern, PA) has filed a registration on Form S-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Once it becomes effective, the company may, from time to time, publicly offer debt securities or shares of its common stock in a total amount of up to $600.0 million. The filing statement is intended to give […]
A new technique for electronically tracking the "fingerprints" of CMOS ICs and sections of ICs has been introduced by SiidTech Inc. (Hillsboro, OR). SiidTech's Silicon Fingerprinting technology uses measurements of dopant profiles in CMOS transistors to identify each chip or individual circuit blocks in devices. The technique makes use of MOSFET threshold voltages to generate […]
Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. (South Portland, ME) announced plans to achieve a 10 percent market share in its component segments and double revenues by 2002. The company will focus its growth efforts on power and interface devices and advanced packaging. The plan includes three broad initiatives: focused research and development, increases in production capacity, and […]
ON Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ) has completed the acquisition of Cherry Semiconductor Corp.'s semiconductor subsidiary for $250.0 million. ON Semiconductor expects to continue to operate, for the foreseeable future, both the design center and the wafer fab at Cherry Semiconductor's East Greenwich, RI, facility. Cherry Semiconductor portfolio consists of analog ICs for the power management and […]
ON Semiconductor LLC (Phoenix, AZ) announced the availability of three new charge-pump voltage converters to augment its portfolio of power-management ICs. The MC1121 is a charge-pump voltage converter with 100mA of output current capability and a power-saving shutdown mode. The MAX828 and the MAX829 are CMOS charge-pump voltage converters that invert and/or double an input […]
Microsemi Corp. (Santa Ana, CA) announced that it has introduced two new series of Schottky barrier diodes with capacitance and space-saving packaging that targets high-speed switching and signal termination in mobile phones and hand-held information appliance applications. The new low-capacitance devices, designated the BAS40 and BAS70 Series, offer a choice of single- or dual-barrier diodes […]
Power-One Inc. (Camarillo, CA) announced two acquisitions today. The company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Norwegian-based Powec AS and has agreed to purchase the telecommunications product line from Crane Co. Crane has exclusive distribution rights for Powec's products in North, South and Central America, and extensive relationships with telecommunications equipment makers such […]
Ault Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) has signed a purchase agreement with Efficient Networks. This agreement provides inventory and JIT service for five external power supply models that support Efficient Network's ADSL modem business.The one-year purchase agreement is designed to support Efficient Networks in managing the fastest-growing segment of the DSL market. The five power conversion products […]
EOS Corp. (Camarillo, CA) announced the VLT80 Series of single- and quad-output, open-frame, switching-power supplies, the latest addition to its popular V...
TelCom Semiconductor Inc. (Mountain View, CA) announced the latest additions to its line of power-management products, the TC2575 and TC2576 dc/dc switching regulators that provide a simple, highly power-efficient buck regulator solution. According to TelCom, the TC2575 can drive a 1.0A load with excellent line and load regulation, while the TC2576 is a 3.0A switching […]
Semtech Corp. (Newbury Park, CA) announced transient-voltage suppression (TVS) devices designed specifically to protect USB hubs. The STF201 and STF202 are easily...
International Rectifier (IR, El Segundo, CA) announced the availability of highly efficient, HEXFET power MOSFETs for the PC, telecom, datacom and industrial power-supply market. The new application-specific MOSFETs are optimized for switch-mode power supply dc/dc conversion circuits, enabling designers to surpass 90 percent efficiency ratings. According to IR, its dc/dc-optimized MOSFETs are so efficient, they […]
Advanced Power Technology (Bend, OR) announced that it has added to its patented Power MOS V family of high-voltage, low on-resistance, fast-switching MOSFETs. According to the company, these new devices offer the highest voltage, lowest on-resistance, and maximum power available in a TO-264 and T-MAX package. Applications of these devices include dc/dc converters, PFC pre-regulators, […]
Enova Systems (Torrance, CA) announced it has entered into a contract with Hyundai Motor Co. (Korea), the world's seventh-largest automobile manufacturer, to design and develop a new parallel-hybrid system for its production vehicles. This contract follows the successful completion of a development program between the companies that resulted in a parallel-hybrid system for Hyundai's hybrid-electric […]
TelCom Semiconductor Inc. (Mountain View, CA) announced that Mark Brown has joined the company as vice president of finance and CFO. Brown is replacing Bob Gargus, who was promoted to president in December 1999. Brown joins TelCom from MainStreet Networks, where he last served as CFO and vice president of finance.