updated 9/15/2010 8:45:39 AM ET 2010-09-15T12:45:39

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 14, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Continuing its collaboration with Intel Corporation, Maxim Integrated Products (Nasdaq:MXIM) today announced a two-chip power-management solution for the upcoming Intel Atom™ processor-based "Oak Trail" platform. This chipset integrates all of the circuitry required for managing power delivery and battery charging. Maxim 's fully validated solution will allow developers to reduce time to market while meeting power and form factor requirements in next-generation tablets and netbooks.

"The upcoming 'Oak Trail' platform from Intel will enable longer battery life and sleeker form factors in tablets," explained Chae Lee, Vice President of Handheld Power at Maxim. "We worked closely with Intel's team to develop a fully integrated analog and mixed-signal solution that helps meet the aggressive power-reduction targets set for this platform. We're proud of what we have accomplished together. Maxim 's solution leverages IP from our existing solution for the 'Moorestown' platform. It integrates high-performance building blocks into a charging front-end and power-management IC to provide a differentiated solution for tablet and embedded products."

"Tablets represent an exciting growth segment that gives consumers an additional way to experience rich multimedia content," commented Anil Nanduri, director of mobile marketing at Intel Corporation. "Intel's innovation in low-power technologies, combined with Maxim 's experience and capabilities in mixed-signal design, will enable device makers to bring to market exciting new smartphones and tablets with smaller form factors, longer battery life, and advanced multimedia capabilities."

Maxim 's two-chip solution for the upcoming Intel "Oak Trail" platform pairs the MAX8958* power-management IC (PMIC) with the MAX17085B battery-charger and system-power IC. The MAX8958 provides two Quick-PWM™ VID controller supplies, three high-efficiency step-down converters, thirteen LDOs, an RTC with alarms, processor platform sideband signals, a clock output for communications modules, a backup battery charger, and an SPI™ interface for programming. This PMIC is optimized for size in a 5.4mm x 5.7mm x 0.4mm (pitch) wafer-level package (WLP). The MAX17085B integrates a multichemistry battery charger, dual fixed-output Quick-PWM step-down controllers, and dual keep-alive linear regulators in a 5mm x 5mm TQFN package. 

Intel is a registered trademark and Intel Atom is a trademark of Intel Corporation.

Quick-PWM is a trademark of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

SPI is a trademark of Motorola, Inc.

*Future product—contact the factory for availability.

About Maxim

Maxim Integrated Products is a publicly traded company that designs, manufactures, and sells high-performance semiconductor products. The Company was founded over 25 years ago with the mission to deliver innovative analog and mixed-signal engineering solutions that add value to its customers' products. To date, it has developed over 6400 products serving the industrial, communications, consumer, and computing markets.

Maxim reported revenue of approximately $2.0 billion for fiscal 2010. A Fortune 1000 company, Maxim is included in the Nasdaq 100, the Russell 1000, and the MSCI USA indices. For more information, go to www.maxim-ic.com.

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