Micronas Unveils HVC 4223F for Scaled Up Functionality in Small Electric Drives
May 18 15
Micronas announced that the first member of its new generation of embedded motor controllers HVC 4223F. The device is a key enabler for the design of efficient, compact and cost-effective electric motor applications not only in vehicles, but also in the industrial environment. Due to its integrated power bridges, the HVC 4223F comes up with an unprecedented level of integration and flexibility for the direct drive of BLDC, BDC and stepper motors packed into one single device with a footprint four times smaller than a stamp. Engineering samples of the HVC 4223F are available on May 18, 2015. The number of electric motors in a vehicle continues to increase and Automotive customers are paying more and more attention to the implementation of smart electronic actuators. The company provides an Automotive qualified all-in-one device for the efficient control of various electric motors. It enables the design of very small, efficient, silent and cost-efficient actuator solutions for applications such as HVAC flaps, active grille shutters, pumps, air cooling fans, mechanical actuators in bending lights, and many, many more. Developed in a mixed-signal High-Voltage (HV) CMOS technology, the integration level of the HVC 4223F is unique in its kind. The various integrated digital and analog components include comparators with virtual star point reference, diagnosis and protection functions, programmable gain amplifier, A/D converter, embedded voltage regulators with up to 40 V load dump, as well as six identical half bridges to drive high currents. The HVC 4223F is designed to be directly connected to the motor windings without the need for external MOSFETs and furthermore can be directly supplied by the 12 V board net without the need for external voltage regulators. The internal LIN transceiver allows the direct connection to the LIN bus. On top, the ARM Cortex-M3 core facilitates the implementation of complex motor commutation schemes for an optimized size-torque ratio of the motor. This enables the company customers the compact design of complex motor control applications. The company presents the HVC 4223F from May 19-21 at the Sensor+Test exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany, at booth 302 in hall 12.
Micronas Semiconductor Holding AG Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter of 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the First Half of 2015
Apr 23 15
Micronas Semiconductor Holding AG reported consolidated earnings results for the first quarter of 2015. For the quarter, the company’s net sales reached CHF 35.7 million. This is a fall of 8.1% compared with the fourth quarter of 2014. After adjusting for currency movements, sales went up 6% quarter on quarter. Operating profit (EBIT) was down slightly from the previous quarter's CHF 1.4 million to CHF 1.3 million. After financial income and taxes, this resulted in a loss of CHF 4.4 million for the first quarter of 2015. This loss is mainly due to the valuation of euro- denominated cash holdings at the company, which led to a book loss of CHF 6.0 million following the removal of the EUR-CHF minimum rate. Loss per share was CHF 0.15.
The board of directors and management of the company still expect sales of around CHF 71 million for the first half of 2015 based on an EUR/CHF rate of 1.05. Owing to the conversion of money held in foreign currencies, a loss is expected at net profit level. The EBIT margin for the first half of 2015 is likely to be between 3% to 4%.
Micronas Semiconductor Holding AG Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014; Provides Sales Forecast for the First Half of 2015
Feb 26 15
Micronas Semiconductor Holding AG reported consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of CHF 38,825,000 compared to CHF 38,535,000 for the third quarter of last year. Operating profit (EBIT) of CHF 1,424,000 compared to CHF 1,678,000 for the third quarter of last year. EBITDA was CHF 4,656,000 compared to CHF 4,486,000 for the third quarter of last year. Net profit for the period was CHF 355,000 or CHF 0.01 per share compared to CHF 793,000 or CHF 0.02 per share for the third quarter of last year. Cash flow from operating activities was CHF 2,789,000 compared to CHF 2,614,000 for the third quarter of last year.
For the year, the company reported net sales of CHF 158,450,000 compared to CHF 151,919,000 a year ago. Operating profit (EBIT) of CHF 6,392,000 compared to CHF 8,082,000 a year ago. EBITDA was CHF 18,060,000 compared to CHF 19,415,000 a year ago. Net profit for the period was CHF 3,448,000 or CHF 0.12 per share compared to CHF 6,635,000 or CHF 0.23 per share a year ago. Cash flow from operating activities was CHF 3,230,000 compared to CHF 10,597,000 for the last year.
For the first half of 2015, the company expects sales forecast of CHF 71 million.