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 […]
Power-One Inc. (Camarillo, CA) recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire HC Power Inc. (Irvine, CA). HC Power is a supplier of power systems for telecommunications and internet service-providers and OEM equipment manufacturers. Power-One has agreed to acquire HC Power in a stock-for-stock transaction in which Power-One will issue approximately […]
Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (Mountain View, CA) recently reported that the North American-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a third-straight month of record orders in January 2000, and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.34. The three-month average of worldwide shipments in January 2000 was $1.6 billion, which is two percent above the December 1999 level, […]
Fairchild Semiconductor International (South Portland, ME) recently announced that is has been honored by Malaysia's government for "exceptional achievement in environmental performance." During the last five years, the Fairchild plant in Penang eliminated the use of gases that contribute to ozone depletion and reduced the use of chemicals by 50 percent.
TelCom Semiconductor Inc. (Mountain View, CA) recently announced that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed offering of 3,190,000 shares of its common stock. According to the company, three million of the shares are being offered by the company and 190,000 are being offered by selling […]
ON Semiconductor LLC (Phoenix, AZ) recently introduced a new version of its searchable CD-ROM for its TMOS Power MOSFETs. The CD-ROM offers what the company claims is a comprehensive collection of data for all ON Semiconductor's power MOSFET data in one location. According to the company, the TMOS CD-ROM contains a selector guide, data sheets, […]
Lambda Electronics Inc. (Melville, NY) announced that its low-cost H Series linear power supplies provide low noise and excellent line and load...
Unipower Corp. (Coral Springs, FL) recently announced the TMN Series power system front ends. The series provides up to 3,000W at 24Vdc,...
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) recently introduced a new Little Foot power MOSFET family in the SC-70 package. The device, built on the Vishay Siliconix TrenchFET process, is claimed to set records for on-resistance in this package type, with specifications at gate drives as low as 1.8V. According to Vishay, the first 12 Little […]
Artesyn Technologies Inc. (Boca Raton, FL) recently introduced a new addition to its CXA family of open-frame, isolated, dc/dc converters with the CXA20. The five-model series features a 4:1 input-voltage range of 18Vdc to 75Vdc and has a 2.0" x 1.5" industry-standard footprint. The CXA20 was designed using Artesyn's custom control chip, according to the […]
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (Malvern, PA) recently released a new SMD power metal-film resistor series, a high-frequency chip inductor and a temperature-sensing power MOSFET. The WSL Power Metal Strip resistor series, WSL0805, is rated at 1/8W. The device is designed to provide current sensing in power-management applications for cellular phones and pagers, disk-drive motor controls in […]
Powerex Inc. (Youngwood, PA) recently introduced a new family of integrated power modules, the FLEXPAK CIB. The module contains a three-phase, low-loss...
ON Semiconductor LLC (Phoenix, AZ) recently announced it has filed for an initial public offering. The company's shares will be handled by a group of underwriters led by Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. The company also reported its fourth quarter revenues for 1999 increased 19 percent to $427.8 million compared to $395.6 million during the same […]
International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) recently introduced what they claim is the space industry's first radiation-hardened, high-frequency 400V, high- and low-side N-channel MOSFET driver integrated circuit. Designated the RIC7113, the new device is a functional, pin-to-pin replacement for the industry-standard IR2110 driver family. According to the company, the RIC7113 offers a new performance standard for […]
Arrow Electronics Inc. (Melville, NY) recently announced that it has agreed to acquire Tekelec Europe (Paris), one of Europe's leading distributors of high-tech components and systems. Tekelec's subsidiaries serve most EEC countries and generated revenues in 1999 of approximately $325.0 million. According to Arrow, Tekelec has relationships with semiconductor suppliers such as Altera, AMD, Intel, […]