ON Semiconductor's Schottky Rectifier in Powermite. Package Offers Ultra Low VF

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Phoenix, AZ - April 5, 2000 - ON Semiconductor today introduced a new surface mount Powermite Schottky Rectifier with a unique heatsink design that delivers similar thermal performance to the industry standard SMA package. Referred to as the MBRM130LT3, this 1A, 30V device offers one of the lowest VF specifications (.33V) in the industry. This device is also 50 percent smaller in footprint area than the SMA package, which makes it ideal for use in portable and battery powered products such as cellular and cordless phones, battery chargers, notebook computers, printers, PDAs and PCMCIA cards.

The Schottky Powermite employs the Schottky Barrier principle with a barrier metal and epitaxial construction that produces an optimal tradeoff between forward voltage drop and reverse current. With a VF of .33V at 1A, battery life of battery powered products is extended resulting in higher efficiency. The voltage and current specifications are well suited for reverse battery protection in portable applications. Additionally, this device provides a cost-effective transition to a smaller package from an SMB package for applications with power dissipation at or below 1.5W.

The MBRM130LT3 Schottky rectifier measures only 1.1 mm in height and 8.45 mm2 in area. This compact profile and footprint make it an ideal component for applications, where board space is limited. Typical applications are AC/DC and DC/DC converters, reverse battery protection, and "ORing" of multiple supply voltages and any other applications where performance and size are critical.

"Providing packages with smaller footprints is critical to the development of light-weight, portable products," says Collette Hunt, general manager of ON Semiconductor's Bipolar Discretes business unit. "ON Semiconductor plans to pursue further development of smaller size packages to accommodate newer technologies in wireless and handheld products and in designs with limited board space."

Samples and production quantities of the MBRM130LT3 Schottky rectifier are currently available. Pricing in 12K quantities is suggested at a resale value of $0.26.

About ON Semiconductor
ON Semiconductor is one of the world's largest suppliers of analog, standard logic, and discrete semiconductors for data and power management, with shipments of approximately 19 billion units and net product revenue of over US$1.6 billion in 1999.

ON Semiconductor's products include integrated circuits for high-bandwidth data applications, analog ICs for power management and as low-voltage power transistors. In addition to being the micropackaging leader, ON Semiconductor has the most complete discrete semiconductor portfolio in a variety of surface mount and standard packages. These semiconductors turn on and connect digital electronic products to our world.

ON Semiconductor(TM) is the tradename of SCG Holding Corporation. https://onsemi.com

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ON Semiconductor
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Mitch Polonsky
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ON Semiconductor
602-244-4994

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