Leading semiconductor manufacturer
Microchip Technology Inc.
) recently announced expansion of its SPI Serial Flash Memory
portfolio offering. The company has added the SST25WF020A,
SST25WF040B and SST25WF080B devices to its portfolio.
All the devices boast a four-wire, SPI-compatible interface
which helps to lower the total system cost. Moreover, these devices
have features like low-voltage operation capacity, ranging from
1.65V to 1.95V, along with low-power consumption and low-profile
packaging. Due to its low power requirements, these devices are
best suited for battery-operated accessories, portable medical
apparatus, and Bluetooth/Wi-Fi-enabled appliances such as remotes,
headsets and hearing aids.
The above-mentioned features of the device will aid its
applications in the consumer electronics, medical and industrial
markets, among others. The new devices are available at a price of
49 cents each, in 10,000-unit quantities.
Microchip has been attempting to expand its product offerings
for quite some time now. Earlier this month, the company announced
the launch of a new family of USB power delivery controllers-the
UPD100X. The unique series hold to its credit a fast
battery-charging time with 100W of power from a single USB port.
This USB range leverages the company's USB expertise and
The new USB can be used in a wide range of products including
but not limited to notebooks, monitors, handheld devices, docking
stations, printers and accessories, computers, mobile devices and
AC adaptor and chargers.
Moreover, in May this year, Microchip launched a parallel flash
memory device-the SST38VF6401B. Also, in Apr 2014, Microchip
expanded its product line of Digitally Enhanced Power Analog
We expect all these product launches to help the company perform
better in the coming quarters. With a market capitalization of $9.9
billion, Microchip holds a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). Other stocks worth
a watch in the industry include
Montage Technology Group Limited
). While Montage Technology Group sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong
Buy), Semtech and MaxLinear hold the same rank as Microchip.
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