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InterFET Corporation, a leading manufacturer and global supplier of discrete Junction Field Effect Transistors (JFET), announced an agreement to make Mouser Electronics an authorized InterFET distributor.
InterFET Corporation is one of the few semiconductor manufacturers that is still releasing new JFET devices. The company has the largest product list of available Standard JETs in the industry. With many of the company’s competitors either exiting or de-emphasizing JFETs, InterFET Corporation is striving to increase its market share with the assistance of an award-winning distributor like Mouser Electronics.
Time to market is a driving force for our customers. Getting parts to our customers quickly for prototype development is key for a corporations success. Stocked parts at Mouser with same day delivery makes it easy for our customers.
By combining the unsurpassed customer service and world-class logistics of Mouser Electronics with the industry leading portfolio of JFETs from InterFET Corporation, the engineering community will be able to more easily integrate their concepts into a generally available product.
Dan Roberts, President and CEO of InterFET concluded, “We are clearly the lowest noise and highest quality supplier based on the extensive testing done by our customers who were searching for the best products available. The world is still analog and JFETs are an excellent gateway to the digital world.”
The InterFET Corporation introduced the industry standard IF1320 in a Matched Dual configuration to fill in its portfolio of over 500 standard JFETs. The IF1322 is a dual die matched pairs in a single plastic surface mount package. Most of the JFET industry produces monolithic dual JFETs on a single substrate, but InterFET uses the dual die approach to reduce cross talk from the parasitic transistor created in the substrate between the gates of the monolithic devices. InterFET matches adjacent die to stringent electrical characteristics to eliminate the parasitic transistor as a source of noise and only uses adjacent die to best improve the match. The IF1322 is based on InterFET’s very low noise NJ132L geometry that has been in production for over 30 years. By matching two adjacent NJ132 die to create this new device, InterFET has allowed design engineer to utilize the high sensitivity and stability to create a high performing differential sensor input or a constant current supply.
InterFET's IF1322 product offering can be used as a cross for Toshiba's 2SK389 parts as well as Linear Systems LSK389x products.
Dan Roberts pictured left active member of UT Knoxville EECS.
The purpose of the Industrial Advisory Board is to help UT Knoxville EECS build a stronger image and achieve wider recognition for its curricula and accomplishments. The Industrial Advisory Board is composed of UT Knoxville EECS stakeholders – alumni, employers and business leaders – who provide input about, and assessment of, educational directions and curricula. For example, on an overview level, the Industrial Advisory Board provides advice on how UT Knoxville EECS can improve its relationships with business, industry and the national labs. The Industrial Advisory Board also has a “hands on” role in that it advises and/or participates in Senior Design projects.
Mr. Roberts, who earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at UT Knoxville in 1975, envisions his appointment to the UT Knoxville EECS Industrial Advisory Board as an opportunity to encourage engineering students at all levels to increase their knowledge of analog and mixed-signal technologies. “Today’s engineering students need to be attuned to the vital role that analog and mixed-signal technologies play in the development of technological innovations. We live in an analog world in which analog and mixed-signal technologies are absolutely necessary for ensuring that digital-based systems operate correctly. Unfortunately, many engineering colleges today have lost sight of this fact. As a member of the UT Knoxville EECS Industrial Advisory Board, I will have the opportunity to encourage UT Knoxville EECS to add or improve existing courses in analog and mixed-signal technologies.”
In July 2007, the UT Knoxville EECS was established when the UT Knoxville College of Engineering’s (COE) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Computer Science (CS) were officially merged as the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). The combined departments have been able to provide more opportunities for the engineering students and joint research both within the university and with nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). In the fall of 2011, the UT Knoxville EECS will move into its new headquarters, the new Min Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building, which is named in honor of Dr. Min H. Kao, PhD, the CEO of Garmin, Ltd. A University of Tennessee COE alumnus, Dr. Kao earned both his M.S. and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering at UT Knoxville in 1975 and 1977 respectively. Dr. Kao provided $12.5 million in initial funding for this building. Dr. Kao also donated $5 million to UT Knoxville for funding scholarships, fellowships and professorships in EECS.