Microchip Technology Inc
) recently announced the expansion of its programmable USB port
power controller portfolio with the introduction of three-member
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The company launched the world's first programmable USB port
power controllers for active connectors and 12W charging. These
new power controllers are well suited for devices
including laptops, tablets, and monitors, docking stations and
printers as well as dedicated AC-DC power-supply and charging
The new USB port power controllers-the UCS1001-3, UCS1001-4 and
UCS1002-2- are a product expansion of its popular UCS1001 and
UCS1002 series. Microchip's UCS100X family offers
programmable charging emulation and an integrated current sensor
for wider charging compatibility at higher currents and priority
charging for smartphones and tablets. These USB power controllers
are much more competitive in comparison to other similar products
available in the market.
Striking features such as quality, performance, reliability, ease
of use, pricing and diversity of products make Microchip one of
the better-positioned companies in the semiconductor universe.
These new USB power controllers are a focused initiative in its
continuous endeavour to excel in its category.
Microchip develops and manufacturers microcontrollers, memory and
analog and interface products for embedded-control systems, which
are small, low-power computers designed to perform specific
tasks. Net revenue came in at $462.8 million in first quarter
fiscal 2014, up 31.4% year over year, aided by a healthy
Microchip currently has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). Other stocks that
look promising and are worth considering in the industry now are
MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation
Analog Devices, Inc.
), each carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).