Applied Power Inc. (Milwaukee) recently announced a quarterly dividend of $0.015 per share on the company's common stock.The dividend is payable on February 29, 2000 to shareholders of record on February 9, 2000.
Astec Power (Carlsbad, CA) recently announced the appointment of Greg Hester as director of worldwide distribution marketing and customer service for Astec. According to the company, Hester will be responsible for worldwide distribution strategies, distribution channel marketing, distribution policies and customer service for Astec Standard Products. In addition, he will be responsible for promotional activities […]
Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. (South Portland, ME) recently announced its principal subsidiary is being sued by Siliconix Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) and IXYS Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) for alleged patent infringement.Fairchild said in its quarterly report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission that Siliconix names Fairchild as a defendant in a lawsuit for allegedly infringing […]
SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) recently announced that it has retained Thomson Financial Investor Relations as its investor relations counsel."We are excited to announce our engagement of Thomson Financial Investor Relations as we seek to embark on a more pro-active dialogue with the investment community," said David Eisenhaure, president, chairman and CEO of SatCon. "We […]
Micrel Semiconductor Inc. (San Jose, CA) recently announced the availability of two single- and two dual-channel, high-side power-distribution switches designed for USB applications to enhance current-limit performance and an over-current response filter. The MIC2025, MIC2075, MIC2026 and MIC2076 are available in eight-pin SOIC, DIP and MSOP packages. According to Micrel, the MIC2025/2075 and MIC2026/2076 are […]
Micrel Semiconductor Inc. (San Jose, CA) recently announced the MIC2182 synchronous-buck (step-down) switching-control IC, designed to provide output currents up to 20A when combined with two external FETs. According to Micrel, the new controller has been designed for high-current applications commonly found in telecom systems. The MIC2182 has an all-n-channel synchronous architecture and automatically transitions […]
Invensys (London) announced its first set of interim results since being formed in February 1999. The company reported sales of 3.4 billion pounds, up 6.6 percent. Operating profits were up 6.4 percent to 516 million pounds and order intake was up eight percent to 3.6 billion pounds."Our first half year progressed well as we grew […]
IXYS Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) recently announced that it has begun shipping what it claims is the industry's first integrated power module designed specifically for three-phase power-factor correction of off-line switching power supplies and power-conversion circuits. According to IXYS, the new 500V, 140A VUM85-05A power-factor correction product integrates seven discrete semiconductors consisting of five rectifiers, […]
Condor Inc. (Oxnard, CA) recently introduced the GLC65 and GLM65 Series power supplies available in seven different single-output configurations with 65W requirements....
Condor Inc. (Oxnard, CA) recently introduced two new versions of its Global Low-Cost Switching-Power Supply Series. The low-profile (4.25" x 7" x...
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (Malvern, PA) recently announced that it is sampling a trio of combination power MOSFET/Schottky diode products in TSOP-6 packaging,...
Semtech Corp. (Newbury Park, CA) recently announced the availability of the SC1408, the latest addition to the company's line of power-management solutions for portable applications. The SC1408 has an input range of 1.8V to 16.5V, and is designed to be used with a wide range of battery chemistries and voltages. The device can be used […]
TelCom Semiconductor Inc. (Mountain View, CA) recently announced the latest additions to its thermal management family of products, the TC6501 and TC6502. The devices are low-power temperature switches with pin-selectable hysteresis in five-pin SOT-23A packages. According to TelCom, the switches require no external components and are designed for applications where small size, low power and […]
Intersil Holding Corp. (Palm Bay, FL) recently announced what it claims is the industry's first IC providing independent power control to two peripheral component interconnect hot-plug slots, the HIP1011D. According to the company, the HIP1011D is designed to deliver independent two-slot control in a single IC, simplifying design, reducing component cost and increasing system availability. […]
TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. (Hillsboro, OR) recently announced that its board of directors has approved a two-for-one stock split to be effected in the form of a stock dividend. The stock split is subject to approval of an increase in the company's authorized shares of common stock to 200 million shares.A special meeting of the stockholders […]