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RFMD buys Filtronic
24.12.2007 - 09:17

RF Micro Devices (RFMD), a provider of radio frequency systems and solutions will acquire Filtronic Compound Semiconductors, a wholly owned subsidiary of Filtronic PLC, for an acquisition price of approximately 12.5 million pounds in cash. The acquisition price includes the purchase of Filtronic Compound Semiconductors' six-inch GaAs wafer f...

Battery charger IC for single and dual cell applications
21.12.2007 - 09:45

AnalogicTech has introduced the AAT3663 a 1A linear battery charger ICs capable of charging up to two Li-ion cells in series. Designed to operate from either an AC adapter or a USB port, the device features AnalogicTech’s innovative Digital Thermal Loop charge reduction circuit that monitors the internal die temperature and gradually steps...

RS422/RS485 Transceivers
21.12.2007 - 09:42

Linear Technology expands the RS422/RS485 transceiver product family with an "H-grade" option designed for high temperature applications. LTC285xH versions feature an extended operating temperature of -40°C to 125°C. Linear offers a wide selection of LTC285xH transceivers. Select models feature slew rate limiting, while others...

High-Voltage, 3-Channel, High-Brightness LED Drivers
21.12.2007 - 09:40

Maxim introduces the MAX16824/MAX16825 3-channel, high-brightness LED drivers with a 6.5V to 28V input-voltage range. These devices feature three 36V-rated, open-drain, constant-current sink outputs capable of delivering up to 150mA to three separate strings of HB LEDs. For optimal design flexibility, these ICs allow independent LED current sett...

Semiconductor market in Germany in November 2007
20.12.2007 - 09:24

With the same number of orders received, the turnover for semiconductors in Germany in November was only slightly above that of the previous month at 8% below the same month of the previous year after 6% less than the previous month in October 2006 and minus 5% in September 2006. Accumulated, the growth in Germany in the first 11 months of 2007 ...

German circuit board market September 2007
19.12.2007 - 09:18

In September, the turnover of the circuit board manufacturers was around 4.3% below that o same month of the previous year, as reported by the Verband der Leiterplattenindustrie [Association of the Circuit Board Industry] and the ZVEI-Fachverband Electronic Components and Systems. Cumulated, the turnover of the first 3 quarters of the current ye...

Electronic modules: Turnover growth in 3rd quarter 2007
18.12.2007 - 09:10

The manufacturers of electronic modules organized in the ZVEI, the Association of Electronic Components and Systems in Germany, reports that in comparison to the 2nd quarter, there was an increase in turnover in the 3rd quarter of 6.4% . In Germany the turnover increased by 7% compared to the previous quarter whereas the growth in turnover for e...

Prognosis: German electronic industry 2007/2008
17.12.2007 - 09:28

According to estimates of the ZVEI-Zentralverband Elektrotechnik und Elektronikindustrie [German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturer’s Association], the German electronic industry will grow in 2007 for the fourth year in succession. The turnover at the end of the year will be 184 bn Euro. The growth is set to continue in 2008. Thus, the...

ON Semiconductor buys AMIS
14.12.2007 - 09:46

ON Semiconductor will acquire AMI Semiconductor in an all-stock transaction with an equity value of approximately $915 million. ON Semiconductor President and CEO Keith Jackson will serve as president and CEO of the combined company. Corporate headquarters will remain in Phoenix, Arizona, with a significant presence maintained in Pocatello, Idah...

SMD LEDs with 2800 mcd to 9000 mcd
13.12.2007 - 10:04

Vishay released a series of yellow, amber, and white power SMD LEDs in the CLCC-6 ceramic package to offer thermal resistance of 40K/W or 60K/W and optical power from 2800 mcd to 9000 mcd for thermal-sensitive applications. With an profile of 0.9mm, the CLCC-6 flat ceramic package of the VLMK62, VLMY62, and VLMW62 devices allows the additional c...

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