Fairchild Semiconductor (South Portland, MN) reports that it expects second-quarter revenues to fall at the higher end of a range it provided six weeks ago, and that third-quarter revenues would also fall before rebounding during the fourth quarter. Fairchild also said that it expects a second-quarter revenue drop down five percent from the first quarter. […]
Hitachi Ltd. (Japan) and Fuji Electric Co. Ltd. (Japan) have entered an agreement to launch a joint-venture company to engage primarily in the development and design of power semiconductors. Tentatively named Fuji-Hitachi Power Semiconductor Technologies Co. Ltd., the new company is planned to begin operations in November 1999. The two firms also announced they are […]
SynQor Inc. (Hudson, MA) introduced a new series of industry standard "quarter-brick" sized isolated dc/dc converters capable of delivering up to 25A of output current, without the need for an attached heatsink. The new PowerQor QN series use MOSFET synchronous rectifiers and a patent-pending, fixed switching frequency converter topology to achieve high efficiencies, even at […]
Analog Devices Inc. (Norwood, MA) introduced the ADP3421 and ADP3410 at this week's Intel Developer Forum in Palm Springs, California. The devices are claimed to be the industry's first dc/dc converter chip set to incorporate the Intel Mobile Voltage Positioning technology. The voltage regulation technology is designed to lower power consumption of an Intel mobile […]
The TC120 from TelCom Semiconductor Inc. (Mountain View, CA) is a new 300kHz PFM/PWM step-down (Buck) dc/dc regulator/controller combination for use in systems operating from two or more cells, or in line-powered applications. Offering high current output in a space-saving SOP package, the TC120 automatically shifts to pulse frequency modulation at low loads, resulting in […]
The new Su48-5-150 and Su48-5-200 from RO Associates Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) are two new models in RO's SuperMicro family of dc/dc converters that incorporate the features of the firm's "three-quarter brick" MicroVerter family into an industrial standard "half brick" package (2.28" x 2.4" x 0.5"). The Su48-5-150 is a direct form/fit/function replacement for industry standard […]
Unipower Corp. (Coral Springs, FL) introduced its new MicroMod MKT Series of triple-output dc/dc converters. Offering power levels from 32W to 80W,...
International Rectifier (IR, El Segundo, CA) is offering two new n-channel Synchronous FETKYs which offer a reduced footprint for higher power density....
Microsemi Corp. (Irvine, CA) announced that it has introduced a new 7.5A LDO regulator for use with advanced video graphics controllers, microprocessors and microcontrollers. The new LX8580A features include a 650mV dropout at 7.5A output current and 250mV at 3A, fast transient response, remote-voltage sensing, 1mV load regulation, and adjustable output. The LX8580A can be […]
The second family of CMOS low dropout (LDO) voltage regulators from IMP Inc. (San Jose, CA) are claimed to offer up to...
SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) announced that its Film Microelectronics Inc. subsidiary has received a $600,000 order for linear amplifiers and voltage regulators from their distributor, Falcon Electronics. The majority of the order is to fulfill a first time annual service agreement with Lockheed Martin. "We're excited about this order for a couple of reasons," […]
C&D Technologies Inc. (Blue Bell, PA) announced a 17 percent increase in net income for the second quarter ended July 31, 1999, to $7,045,000, or $0.54 per diluted share, from $6,000,000, or $0.47 per diluted share, for the same period a year ago. Net sales for the period rose 40 percent to $111,819,000, compared to […]
Infineon Technologies Corp. (San Jose, CA) introduced the first devices in a new generation of high-side, High-Current PROFET intelligent power switches. The new devices offer high thermal ratings and an Rds(on) of 2.5milliohms, and are capable of handling continuous amp load currents of 100A or more (450A inrush), according to Infineon.Like Infineon's recently announced miniPROFETs, […]
Cherry Semiconductor Corp. (East Greenwich, RI) introduced three new vacuum fluorescent display (VFD) driver ICs designed to eliminate excess circuitry in automotive instrumentation systems where the system microprocessor has sufficient pins to control driver ICs. The CS1084, CS1085 and CS1086 each contain a shift register, transparent data latches, a metal-mask read-only memory (ROM) and anode- […]
Vicor Corp.'s Westcor Division (Sunnyvale, CA) introduced its new PFC MegaPAC that uses the double-wide, heat-sinked FinPAC to provide up to 600W...