SOURCE: Leadis Technology, Inc.

June 09, 2008 12:01 ET

Leadis Technology Introduces Low Noise 300 mA LDO With Sequencing

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - June 9, 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 controller ICs for mobile consumer electronic devices, today announced sample availability of the LDS8211BP, an adjustable 300 mA Low Drop Out linear regulator (LDO) with low noise characteristics, capable of regulating outputs greater than or equal to 1.175 V.

Packaged in a SOT-23-5 and stable with 1 uF MLC filter capacitors, the footprint and profile of the LDS8211BP solution is ideal for auxiliary rails where space is at a premium. This low noise LDO will not interfere with sensitive loads such as fast I/O, RF or graphics processing circuits. Furthermore, the LDS8211BP is capable of regulating low output voltages, down to 1.175 V, an increasingly common requirement with deep sub-micron CMOS loads. The heart of this LDO is a precise, self-correcting AcuRef™ bandgap reference, delivering an output voltage tolerance within +/-2% over the full line, load and operating temperature range. An ENABLE function permits remote power management and sequencing for complex multi-rail loads. Comprehensive protection against load short circuits, overload and excessive junction temperature yields a robust, high performance solution for low current point of load regulation in static and portable applications.

"The LDO is still the solution of choice for noise-sensitive applications below 1 A," said Paul Greenland, Senior Director of Power Management Marketing at Leadis Technology. "The LDS8211BP out-performs its CMOS counterparts in demanding applications where low noise, precision and low voltage regulation are pre-requisites for benchmark system performance."

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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 electronic 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 Low Drop Out (LDO) regulators, 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 LDO regulator, 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 and 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. (LDISG)

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  • 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