SOURCE: Leadis Technology, Inc.

June 16, 2008 12:01 ET

Leadis Technology Expands Linear Regulator Portfolio

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2008) - Leadis Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: LDIS), an analog and mixed-signal semiconductor developer of color display drivers, power management ICs, white/RGB LED drivers, audio ICs, and touch controllers for mobile consumer electronic devices, today announced sample availability of the LDS1541P, a Low Drop Out linear regulator (LDO) with ENABLE delivering 1 A continuous load current.

The LDS1541P replaces 1117-type LDOs, which have to use an external discrete switch to implement ENABLE and sequencing functions in multi-rail applications. Output voltage tolerance over the full operating load, line and temperature range is assured by the self-correcting AcuRef™ bandgap reference, yielding +/-1.5% overall accuracy. The SOT-223-3 package provides the ENABLE function within the standard footprint without compromising thermal performance. Built-in current limiting, overload and thermal shutdown with hysteresis provide robust operation without exceeding safe junction temperature limits. The LDS1541P, offered with 1.8 V, 2.5 V and 3.3 V fixed or adjustable output, is stable with 1 uF MLC filter capacitors. Applications for this versatile LDO include graphics cards, PC motherboards, LCD-TV and SMPS post regulation.

"The number of power rails on a system card is increasing together with the requirement for active power management for increased energy efficiency," said Paul Greenland, Senior Director of Power Management Marketing at Leadis Technology. "The LDS1541P integrates the ENABLE function in a smaller solution footprint without sacrificing electrical or thermal performance, thereby liberating valuable system board area and increasing reliability."

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About Leadis Technology, Inc.

Leadis Technology, Inc., headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, designs, develops and markets analog and mixed-signal semiconductors that enable and enhance the features and capabilities of portable and consumer electronics devices. Leadis' product offerings include color display drivers, which are critical components of displays used in portable consumer electronic devices; LED drivers, which provide controlled levels of current required to drive light emitting diodes in diverse applications including mobile backlight units; power management ICs including LDOs, LDO controllers, shunt references, thermal switches, current regulators, and battery charger controllers; audio CODEC and FM transmitter ICs, which are integral components in portable media players and their associated aftermarket accessories; and touch controller ICs, which enable highly reliable touch-based input controls and attractive industrial design options for both mobile and non-mobile applications.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to the anticipated features, capabilities, benefits, potential market size, intended uses and performance of Leadis' new LDS1541P Low Drop Out linear regulator, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, delays in ramping new products into production, lack of market acceptance of our new products, risks associated with the company's efforts to expand its business beyond LCD display drivers, including the new Low Drop Out linear regulators, delays in the integration of our ICs into consumer electronic devices, our reliance on third-party manufacturers, general mobile handset and semiconductor industry trends, and other risks detailed from time to time in Leadis' reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 and its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2008. Leadis disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Contact Information

  • Contact Information:
    Tracy Lam
    Director, World-Wide Marketing Communications
    Leadis International Ltd.
    Tel: 852-21528880
    Valerie Beaudett
    George Cohen Communications, INC.
    Email: Email Contact
    Tel: 650.400.7833