MegaChips intros First LDOs resulting from Partnership with Vidatronic

April 16, 2014 by Jeff Shepard

MegaChips Corp. has announced a new line of low dropout (LDO) linear voltage regulators claiming superior performance over traditional LDO products. MegaChips new generation LDO features unparalleled dynamic performance and power supply noise rejection with or without an output capacitor. When used without an output capacitor, this LDO will save approximately 25% of the PCB board area making this solution an option for space sensitive applications such as smartphones, tablet PCs and the latest wearable devices.

MegaChips has been expanding its lines of standard products, in addition to ASIC solutions, through partnerships and mergers and acquisitions. MegaChips merged with Kawasaki Microelectronics, Inc. last year to expand ASIC solutions for printers and networks in addition to application-specific standard products (ASSP). In May of 2013, MegaChips and Vidatronic, Inc. entered a strategic partnership focused on LDO product line development.

The partnership with Vidatronic, a leading provider of power management intellectual property (IP) solutions with analog and mixed signal circuit design expertise and a proprietary, industry-revolutionizing LDO architecture, has enabled MegaChips to enter the power management integrated circuit (PMIC) market. MegaChips has a broad range of customers in the gaming, printing, and telecommunications industries and expects the addition of this new product line to appeal to a wide variety of new and existing ASIC customers. The partnership with Vidatronic is a powerful addition to MegaChips ASIC solutions. "Our Partnership with Vidatronic allows MegaChips to enter the PMIC market, and provide broader solutions to our customers." said Akira Takata, CEO MegaChips.

This MegaChips new generation LDO family of products combines MegaChips' expertise in semiconductor development with Vidatronic's semiconductor design expertise & revolutionary Noise Quencher architecture that provides best-in-class transient performance, power supply noise rejection, and smallest size all without using output capacitance. "We are extremely excited to partner with MegaChips to bring to market sometruly revolutionary products," said Moises Robinson, Ph.D., Vidatronic's President. "We see tremendous synergy from this partnership, which willprovide our customers with previously unheard of benefits in cost, performance, size and reliability from the Noise Quencher based LDO and load switch products."