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TowerJazz and active-semi® Announce the Ramp to Production of a Motor Driver IC on 200V SOI Technology

DALLAS, Texas, March 19, 2018 — TowerJazz MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel the global specialty foundry leader, today announced the ramp to production of active-semi®’s high-voltage integrated motor controller and driver PAC5232, using TowerJazz’s 200V power SOI technology (TS18SOI), addressing the emerging markets of battery-operated power and garden tools. The TS18SOI process offers a superior isolation scheme, enabling integration of multiple circuits, at a smaller footprint while supporting voltages up to 200V.

active-semi® Releases 160V Integrated Motor Controller and Driver for High-Voltage Battery Powered BLDC Applications

DALLAS, – January, 31, 2018 – (BUSINESS WIRE) – active-semi®, Inc. (www.active-semi.com) announced today further expansion of their Power Application Controller® (PAC®) based BLDC motor control portfolio with the addition of the PAC5232 IC, PAC5232EVK Evaluation Kit (EVK) and firmware IP solutions.

active-semi® Enables SUMEC Intelligent Garden Tools with Highly Optimized Integrated Power Application Controller®

Dallas, USA – July 11, 2017 – (BUSINESS WIRE) – SUMEC www.sumectools.com announced today the launch of a high power garden tool series using a powerful brushless DC (BLDC) motor. The design uses Dallas, TX-based Active-Semi® active-semi.com Power Application Controller® (PAC®) for the BLDC motor control.

active-semi® Enables Chervon’s new generation EGO brand High-Performance BLDC Garden Tools with Power Application Controller (PAC)

Dallas, USA – December 14, 2016 – (YAHOO FINANCE) – Chervon, a leading provider of garden and power tools(chervon-na.com/) and Dallas based Active-Semi®, Inc. (www.active-semi.com) jointly announced the launch of Chervon’s new generation EGO 56-volt garden tools with the first release of a string trimmer and snow blower both based on Active-Semi’s PAC™ intelligent motor control IC. Using a powerful brushless DC (BLDC) motor, the pair offer unmatched high-performance lawn & garden tools delivering sustained high-power, long battery run-time, in a condensed light-weight design.

active-semi® Enables Germany Based Fein’s High-Performance BLDC Power Tools with Power Application Controller (PAC) IC Family

Dallas, USA – March 1, 2016 – (YAHOO FINANCE) – Germany based Fein (www.fein.com) and Dallas based Active-Semi®, Inc. (www.active-semi.com) announced today the launch of Fein’s AFSC 1.7 Q SuperCut Oscillating Power Tool based on Active-Semi® Power Application Controller™ (PAC™) motor control IC. Using a powerful brushless DC (BLDC) motor, AFSC 1.7 Q offers a professional-grade high-performance tool delivering 19500 rpm working on an 18V Li-ion battery for automotive and other applications.

active-semi® and IAR Systems Offer New Tools Targeting Class-B Safety Motor Control Applications

DALLAS, – February 2, 2016 – (BUSINESSWIRE) – Active-Semi, Inc. (www.active-semi.com) and IAR Systems (www.iar.com) announced today the availability IAR Embedded Workbench® for ARM® with support for Active-Semi’s Power Application Controller™ (PAC™) ICs targeting BLDC and High-voltage AC motor control applications. The new support now enables developers to design Class-B Safety applications with Active-Semi’s high-performance 600V PAC5250, PAC5253 and PAC5255 ICs, evaluation kits and prequalified IEC 60730 Class-B Safety libraries while working with the powerful, highly-optimized development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench offered by IAR Systems.

active-semi® expands support for USB Type-C, USB-PD and Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 applications with 7 new DC-DC power management ICs

DALLAS, – November 19, 2015 – (BUSINESSWIRE) – Active-Semi, Inc. (www.active-semi.com) announced today further expansion of their high-power DC-DC power management IC portfolio with the ACT452x family of ICs to support USB Type-C, USB-PD and Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 2.0/3.0 based end-products and applications. The ACT4525/26/27/28 and ACT4529 ICs offer single-IC solutions for up to 36W of maximum power and provide customers with proven turnkey solutions for reduced time to market. Reducing system footprint by as much as 40%, and with advanced integrated features for USB auto-detect and built-in QC 2.0 decoder these ICs offer the lowest cost solution. The ACT452x family of ICs can also work with additional load switch controllers to provide augmented functionality in end-products. Target applications include car chargers (CLAs), mobile and laptop applications, and peripherals that interface with these devices.

active-semi® Expands Power Application Controller (PAC) BLDC Motor Control Solutions with PAC5223 IC

DALLAS, – August 4, 2015 – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Active-Semi, Inc. (www.active-semi.com) announced today further expansion of their Power Application Controller™ (PAC™) based BLDC motor control portfolio with the addition of the PAC5223 IC, 4 new development kits and firmware solutions. The PAC5223 offers industry-leading performance with the lowest system-cost solution available for 3-phase brushless DC (BLDC) motors for up to 72V. In addition, the availability of the new development boards and firmware for sensorless trapezoidal and field-oriented control (FOC) reduce development costs and enables rapid prototyping for various applications including power tools, garden tools, drones, radio controlled cars, and general-purpose BLDC applications.

NovTech announces active-semi® Power Management Solution for i.MX 6 Series Embedded Systems

NUREMBURG, Germany – February 24, 2015 – (BUSINESS WIRE) – NovTech Inc. (www.novtech.com) and Active-Semi (www.active-semi.com) today announced their collaboration to offer immediate availability of power management solutions for the Freescale i.MX6 family of application processors. The ACT8847QM502-T is Active-Semi’s newest addition to the ActivePMU™ portfolio of power management integrated circuits (PMICs) that are used to deliver highly efficient power supplies to embedded processing systems and peripherals. NovTech is a leading provider of integrated systems-on-module (SoM) solutions for Freescale and an active member of the Freescale Design Alliance Partner program. Active-Semi and NovTech Inc. have collaborated together to make available a complete i.MX6+ACT8847 reference design.

active-semi® Showcases Power Application Controller™, ActiveCharge™ and Power Management IC solutions at Embedded World 2015

NUREMBURG, Germany – February 19, 2015 – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Active-Semi International, Inc. (www.active-semi.com) will exhibit its broad portfolio of industrys leading Power Application Controller™(PAC) and analog power ICs at Embedded World 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany from February 24 to February 26, 2015.

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