Transmeta Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) recently introduced the Crusoe Processor family for mobile computing, including the TM5400 and TM3120. The devices will be part of a family of very-long-instruction-word (VLIW) processors that allows 128-bit wide commands to be sent to the processor, twice as wide as Intel's 64-bit chip. The processors are also software based […]
Linear Technology Corp. (Milpitas, CA) recently announced that net sales for its second quarter ended January 2, 2000, were a record $162,294,000, an increase of 35 percent over net sales of $120,020,000 for the second quarter of the previous year.The company reported net income for the quarter of $64,951,000, or $0.40 diluted earnings per share, […]
MagneTek Inc. (Nashville, TN) recently announced the divestiture of its European magnetic ballast operations. According to MagneTek, the company completed the sale of its German magnetic ballast business to a group including local management late in December. Terms of the transaction were not announced."We were not a major factor in the European magnetic ballast market, […]
Ericsson (Sweden) recently announced that it has agreed to sell its Energy Systems business to Emerson Electric Co. (St. Louis, MO). Under terms of the transaction, which is expected to close in the second quarter 2000, Emerson will pay approximately $725.0 million in cash.According to Ericsson, the Energy Systems business, which is headquartered in Stockholm, […]
Astec Power (Carlsbad, CA) recently announced it has moved a key Eastern regional engineering and sales operation from New Hampshire to new offices in Andover. The state-of-the-art 10,000 square foot facility is located to best service customers on the East Coast and continue the high level of engineering support for which Astec Power is known, […]
Power-One Inc. (Camarillo, CA) recently announced that William (Bill) Yeates has joined the company as president and chief operating officer. According to the company, Yeates will have responsibility for all day-to-day operations of Power-One's three divisions.Prior to joining Power-One, Yeates was vice-president and general manager of Lucent Technologies' Titania Power Division (Austin, TX). Mr. Yeates' […]
Spire Corp. (Bedford, MA) recently announced that it has completed the sale of substantially all the assets of Spire's optoelectronics business segment for $12,950,000 in cash to Methode Massachusetts LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Methode Electronics Inc. (Chicago)."With the transfer of its optoelectronics business to Methode, Spire has strengthened its financial ability to better pursue […]
iQ Power Technology (Vancouver) and Texas Instruments Inc. (TI, Dallas, TX) recently announced the signing of an agreement covering the development, production and supply of microcontrollers to iQ Power by TI. According to iQ, TI will develop microcontrollers optimized for iQ Power specifications which iQ will then utilize in its core technology for next-generation intelligent […]
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 […]
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 […]