The EL6255C is a Single-Chip
Monolithic Design Which Enables High Performance Solutions That
Reduce System Costs and Saves Board Space
WIRE)--June 16, 1999-- Elantec Semiconductor, Inc., a leader in
high-performance analog ICs, is now shipping the EL6255C, a laser
driver designed for space-critical applications in the PC DVD-Rewritable
and Consumer Video DVD-Recordable segments of the emerging DVD-Rewritable
optical disk drive market.
The EL6255C complements the other
high performance products in the growing family of Elantec Optical
Storage ICs targeted at the rapid growth optical disk storage
Compliant with the DVD-Forum
standard, the EL6255C integrates the four current channels
required to control the laser power levels with a high frequency
modulator (HFM) oscillator and a high speed, high current output
driver. This innovative high integration saves board space,
reduces component count, and shortens design times, giving OEMs
the flexibility to optimize for design performance.
Steve Sacarisen, Elantec's
director of Strategic Marketing, Optical Products Group said, "In
response to the industry trend towards smaller form factor drive
designs, the EL6255C enables DVD-Rewritable drive OEMs to design
the optical pick-up head for minimum space requirements."
Currently, the EL6255C, in a
16-pin QSOP package, is in production at a price of $2.45 in 10k
For more information please
contact Steve Sacarisen at Elantec Corporate Headquarters,
Milpitas, CA, at 408/945-1323 ext. 345.
Elantec designs, manufactures and
markets high performance analog integrated circuits primarily for
the optical storage, video, integrated DC:DC and xDSL markets. The
company targets high growth commercial markets in which advances
in digital integrated circuits technology are driving increasing
demand for high-speed, high-performance and lower power
consumption analog circuits.
Certain matters discussed in this
press release pertaining to the market conditions and market
trends are forward-looking statements that involve risks and
uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include product
introductions by the company's competitors, competitive pricing
pressures, fluctuations in manufacturing yield, changes in the mix
or markets in which products are sold, availability and cost of
raw materials and other risks discussed in the company's 1998 Form
10-K and Forms 10Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. The company's actual results could differ materially
from those discussed herein.
Elantec Semiconductor, Inc.
Frank Arcara, 408/945-1323 ext. 234
Independent Public Relations
Dick Davies, 415/777-4161