Founded in 1981, AMS specializes in the development, production and sales of ASIC and ASSP products for automotive, communications and industrial applications. The company is headquartered near Graz, Austria, and is a renowned European supplier of analog/digital ASICs. AMS's design centers are located in Dresden, Germany, Stuttgart and Budapest, Hungary. Sales offices in Paris, Milan, Stockholm, London, Munich, California, Yokohama, Japan. The company has three business divisions: automotive, communications, and industrial applications. AMS can provide a range of services based on the needs of users, including: IC R&D, design, process development, wafer production, assembly, and inspection. The available processes are HV-CMOS, BiCMOS, SiGE, CMOS, and the process line width is less than 0.35 micron. In addition, the company also provides users with some special services, such as can be based on the requirements of the user will be a few different chips on a single chip, very suitable for universities and research institutions to use.
Linear Technology Corporation, a subsidiary of Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), introduced the LT8609S, a 2A (3A peak), 42V input synchronous step-down switching regulator. Its unique Silent Switcher® 2 architecture utilizes two internal input capacitors and internal BST and INTVCC capacitors to minimize thermal loop area. The LT8609S is designed to significantly reduce EMI/EMC emissions due to the extremely well-controlled switching edges, with an internal ground plane and copper posts instead of bond wires.