Newark element14 Adds Linear Tech LT8609

Chicago, Ill. – Newark element14 has introduced Linear Technology’s LT8609, a 2A, 42V input synchronous step-down switching regulator with unique synchronous rectification topology that delivers 93 percent efficiency while switching at 2MHz. This enables designers to avoid noise-sensitive frequency bands, such as AM radio, while providing a highly compact package. It is available in a small 10-lead…

Vishay Chip Resistors Offer 4X the Power Dissipation

Malvern, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has extended its RCWE series of thick film surface-mount wraparound chip resistors with new devices in the 0612 and 1020 case sizes. The Vishay Dale RCWE0612 and RCWE1020, with long side terminations, provide four times the power dissipation of standard devices in equivalent 1206 and 2010 footprints. These devices will save board…

Infineon Low-Side Switches Replace EMRs

Munich, Germany – Infineon Technologies AG has launched the HITFET+ family of protected low-side switches as a replacement for electromechanical relays (EMRs). Key features of the HITFET+ family (High Integrated Temperature protected MOSFET) include diagnosis function, digital status feedback, short-circuit robustness, controlled slew rate adjustment for balancing switching losses and EMC compliance. Target applications include automotive and industrial.…

Fairview RF Switches Deliver Up to 10M Life Cycles

Allen, Tex. – Fairview Microwave Inc. has introduced a new portfolio of electromechanical relay switches that cover ultra-broadband and millimeter-wave frequencies up to 40 GHz. These high-reliability RF switches are guaranteed to perform up to 2 to 10 million life cycles, which make them an suitable for industries and applications related to defense and commercial aviation, radar, wireless…

ST Rolls MCUs for Car Safety

Geneva – STMicroelectronics has introduced new members in its multi-core microcontroller (MCU) family aimed at making cars safer. These new devices are the first to be launched with ST’s proprietary in-house 40-nm embedded Flash process. The new automotive MCUs comply with the most stringent automotive safety standards, encryption for security, and increased memory size for the…

Semiconductor Market Posts Strong Growth in 2014

El Segundo, Calif. — The worldwide semiconductor market grew by 9.2 percent in 2014, slightly below the growth projection of 9.4 percent, led by sales of memory devices, according to IHS Technology. The fourth quarter, alone, showed 9.7 percent year-over-year growth. This translated into global revenue of $354.5 billion in 2014, up from $324.7 billion in 2013. “The…