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2013-03-12 08:22:15

Active diode reduces photovoltaic junction box temperature by 50 degrees C DALLAS, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced a smart bypass diode in a standard surface-mount package with 15-A current handling capability and the industry's lowest power dissipation. In a typical application, each SM74611 lowers power dissipation by 80 percent and reduces the operating temperature inside the junction box by 50 degrees C when...

2013-01-31 09:57:03

Early results using novel materials and processes achieves milestone toward low-power tunnel transistor electronics Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology, international semiconductor consortium SEMATECH and Texas State University have demonstrated that use of new methods and materials for building integrated circuits can reduce power–extending battery life to 10 times longer for mobile applications compared to conventional transistors. The key to the breakthrough is a...

2013-01-28 08:33:02

TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ProTek Devices(TM) today made available three new transient voltage suppressor (TVS) components to provide voltage surge circuit protection in power supplies, AC/DC devices and telecommunications equipment. The SMAJ5.0CA and SMAJ36A are 400 Watt TVS diodes. The SMBJ5.0A and SMBJ33CA are 600 Watt TVS diodes. And, the SMCJ5.0C and SMCJ33A are 1,500 Watt TVS diodes. Key Features All the new devices are delivered with IEC standards compatibility for...

2012-12-12 08:21:07

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Pasternack Enterprises, Inc., a leading ISO 9001:2008 manufacturer and global supplier of RF and microwave products, announces the expansion of their line of Schottky diode detectors. RF detectors from Pasternack are coaxial components that convert the input RF signal strength into proportional DC voltage at its output, also referred to as "video out". (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121212/CG28291) Pasternack Enterprises'...

2012-09-29 23:02:10

With Outstanding ESD Protection Levels of Greater than 30kV Contact, OnChip´s ESD60x120 Silicon Zener Diodes are Available in Various Clamp Voltages Levels to Accommodate a Wide Range of Applications Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) September 28, 2012 OnChip Devices, a world leader in Integrated Passive Devices (IPD), has introduced miniature, wire-bondable, 1-channel silicon electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection diodes that are offered in various breakdown voltages. These ESD60x120 Zener...

2012-09-18 23:02:35

Consumers who buy energy-saving bulbs say that price is a big factor in their purchase decisions, according to a new study by Consumer Reports. The free Light Bulb Finder mobile app helps consumers find CFLs and LEDs with the best payback. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2012 Consumers who buy energy-saving bulbs say that price is a big factor in their purchase decisions, according to a new study by Consumer Reports. About 75 percent of the consumers that have replaced inefficient...

2012-04-23 02:30:35

TEMPE, Ariz., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ProTek Devices(TM) today announced the general availability of two new surface mount transient voltage suppressor (TVS) diode modules ideal for automotive, wireless base stations, Ethernet, industrial and other applications. The SM3KWxxA(TM) and the SM5KWxxA(TM) series of modules are surface mount technology (SMT) TVS diodes in a low profile two lead DFN package. The modules are high-powered components designed to protect equipment and systems...

2011-12-12 17:37:11

Microscopic water droplets jumping from one surface to another may hold the key to a wide array of more energy efficient products, ranging from large solar panels to compact laptop computers. Duke University engineers have developed a new way of producing thermal diodes to regulate heat by bleeding it away or keeping it in. The method solves several shortcomings of existing devices. While thermal diodes can be made from solid materials, these solid-state diodes are not nearly as...

2011-12-05 09:29:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (http://www.nextinning.com), an online investment newsletter focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, has published updated outlooks for Finisar (Nasdaq: FNSR), Atmel (Nasdaq: ATML), Cypress Semiconductor (Nasdaq: CY), Cree (Nasdaq: CREE), and Diodes (Nasdaq: DIOD). Next Inning editor Paul McWilliams has leveraged a decades-long career as a semiconductor industry insider to deliver in-depth...

2011-11-14 08:00:00

GENEVA, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is rolling out a new family of hot-swap power-management devices that will help reduce ownership costs for important equipment such as storage devices, computers, USB accessories, enterprise systems, appliances and home electronics. The first two devices in the family provide smart, cost-effective and space-saving...