June 16, 2008
Micrel Enables World’s Smallest Load Switch With Highest Current for Maximum Mobile Features
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Micrel Inc., , an industry leader in analog, high bandwidth communications and Ethernet IC solutions, today launched the MIC94040/1/2/3, a new family of high side load switches featuring breakthrough packaging technology. The chips are aimed at a wide variety of high-end portable, battery powered consumer devices, including smart/feature phones, personal multimedia and navigation, and Ultra Mobile PCs (UMPCs). The MIC94040/1/2/3 are currently available in volume quantities with pricing starting at $0.34 for 10K quantities. Samples can now be ordered on line on Micrel's web site at: http://www.micrel.com/ProductList.do.
"Advanced feature convergence in today's small handheld battery powered devices requires the power system to control many higher current supply rails and at the same time, provide the smallest possible solution," said Andy Khayat, director of Micrel's portable product group. "Micrel's unique packaging technology employed by the MIC94040/1/2/3 family gives portable device designers the best solution for high current, space-constrained applications."
"The MIC94040/1/2/3 family continues Micrel's dominant lead in portable load switches by complementing the MIC9406x and MIC9407x product families," noted Andy Cowell, vice president of marketing for Micrel's analog product division. "The MIC9404x, the world's smallest load switch family, enables the designer to select the lowest cost, smallest footprint solution, allowing for more compact and effective mobile designs."
About Micrel, Inc.
Micrel Inc., is a leading global manufacturer of IC solutions for the worldwide analog, Ethernet and high bandwidth markets. The Company's products include advanced mixed-signal, analog and power semiconductors; high performance communication, clock management, Ethernet switch and physical layer transceiver ICs. Company customers include leading manufacturers of enterprise, consumer, industrial, mobile, telecommunications, automotive, and computer products. Corporation headquarters and state-of-the-art wafer fabrication facilities are located in San Jose, CA with regional sales and support offices and advanced technology design centers situated throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. In addition, the Company maintains an extensive network of distributors and reps worldwide. Web: http://www.micrel.com/.
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