), or "TI," recently launched two new amplifiers, THS4531A and
THS4532, capable of delivering power savings of up to 80%.
TI's new amplifiers THS4531A and THS4532 are designed for data
acquisition systems and high-density applications such as test
and measurement equipment, and digital and ultrasonic water flow
meters wherein power consumption is quite high.
TI's new amplifiers come with a bandwidth of 36 MHz, maximum
offset voltage of 0.4 mV and slew rate of 200 volts per
micro-second (V/us). All these features facilitate low power
consumption, noise and distortion. It comes with a price tag of
$1.55 per 1000 units.
TI's increasing focus on new products should generate good
returns. The company's diverse portfolio targeting different
market segments such as smart grid, factory automation,
high-voltage power, LED lighting and control are also positives
for its future revenue growth.
In the first quarter of fiscal 2013, TI generated total
revenue of $2.89 billion, which was down 3.2% sequentially and
7.6% year over year (toward the higher end of the narrowed
guidance range of $2.80 billion to $2.91 billion). The Analog
business fell 1.3% sequentially and 2.3% year over year.
TI attributed the year-over-year decline primarily to SVA,
which continues to shift to a consignment model. HVAL and HPA
also declined but were offset by an increase in the power
management product line.
Texas Instruments has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Other
semiconductor stocks that are worth considering include
Microchip Technology Inc.
). STMicroelectronics has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) while
Microchip and Intersil have a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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