Founded in February 2009, ST-Ericsson is a joint venture between ST-NXP Wireless and Ericsson Mobile Platforms, each holding 50% of the shares. The company is registered in Switzerland and headquartered in Geneva. It has approximately 7,700 employees worldwide, and more than 85% of its employees are dedicated to research and development.
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.