Top 10 transistor manufacturers

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The name of the transistor is quite familiar to everyone, being often mentioned in technical documentation. The transistor is a switching device that regulates and amplifies the electrical signal, voltage or current. It transfers a weak signal from a low-resistance circuit to a high-resistance circuit. Transistors can work as an amplifier or a switch.

Transistors have a very long life, they can work with lower voltage sources for greater safety. In this article we present a number of transistor manufacturers, which have the best price-quality offers:

1. Analog Devices (USA)

Analog Devices is a well-known name for the production of transistors. It produces a wide range of innovative products from the transistor portfolio for different applications. Analog Devices meets the needs of today's customers by offering a wide portfolio of transistors.

The company was founded by two MIT graduates, Ray Stata and Matthew Lorber in 1965. In the same year, the company launched its first product, the operational amplifier model 101, a module the size of a hockey puck used in test and measurement equipment. In 1967, the company published the first issue of its technical magazine, Analog Dialogue.

In July 2016, Analog and Linear Technology agreed for Analog to acquire Linear in a cash and stock transaction of approximately 14.8 billion USD.

In July 2020, Analog Devices, Inc. and Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., have entered into a definitive agreement whereby ADI acquires Maxim in an all-stock transaction, valuing the combined enterprise at over $68 billion.

2. Toshiba (Japan)

Toshiba Group offers products and services covering different markets. One of its key objectives for years was the supply of transistors. Toshiba transistors are used today in most electronic industries. Helping innovation become reality, Toshiba transistors made "new age" technology a reality.

The name Toshiba is derived from its previous name, Tokyo Shibaura Denki KK (Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd – 1939) which, in turn, was a merger between Shibaura Seisaku-sho (founded in 1875) and Tokyo Denki (founded in 1890).

3. Torex Semiconductor (Japan)

Torex specializes in analog CMOS technology, with LDO voltage regulators, voltage detectors and DC/DC converters. Most of the components manufactured by them are found in battery powered and energy efficient applications. Torex transistors are optimized for new generation technologies.

4. TE Connectivity (USA)

TE Connectivity offers solutions that power electric vehicles, airplanes, industrial equipment and smart homes. It is known as one of the best transistor manufacturers in the world. TE Connectivity brings with it a vast experience in the development of transistors, having a large market share. TE Connectivity is an American technology company based in Switzerland.

On 10 March 2011, Tyco Electronics Ltd changed its name to TE Connectivity Ltd, the new name being more relevant for the position of manufacturer of connectivity components and sensors.

5. Panasonic (Japan)

Who is not familiar with the name "Panasonic"?

Besides consumer electronics, where was the largest producer in the world at the end of the XNUMXth century, Panasonic offers a wide range of products and services, including rechargeable batteries, automotive systems, industrial systems and of course transistors. Panasonic enjoys a major market share in the field of transistors.

Panasonic Holdings Corporation, formerly Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. between 1935 and 2008, is a Japanese multinational corporation, based in Kadoma, Osaka. It was founded by Kōnosuke Matsushita in 1918 as a manufacturer of lamp sockets.

6. NXP Semiconductor (Netherlands)

NXP has also started its journey in supplying new generation transistors. NXP transistor experience is rich in the global market.

NXP Semiconductors NV (NXP) is a Dutch semiconductor designer and manufacturer headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The company has approximately 31.000 employees in over 30 countries. NXP reported revenues of 11.06 billion USD in 2021. NXP offers technological solutions aimed at the automotive, industrial and IoT, mobile and communications infrastructure markets. The company owns over 9500 patent families.

Originally spun off from Philips in 2006, NXP completed its initial public offering on August 6, 2010, with shares traded on NASDAQ under the symbol NXPI.

7. Infineon Technologies (Germany)

Infineon Technologies AG is a large semiconductor manufacturer. Infineon's vast portfolio extends into many areas. Infineon is a company with tradition in the supply of transistors.

Infineon Technologies AG was founded in April 1, 1999 in Munich and has been listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and New York since March 2000 under the symbol IFX. The company emerged from the former semiconductor group of Siemens AG, founded 50 years ago. Infineon has approximately 30.000 employees worldwide.

8. Qorvo (USA)

Qorvo is an American semiconductor company that designs, manufactures and supplies radio frequency systems and is also known for its vast portfolio in the field of transistors.

The company, which trades on NASDAQ, was created by the merger between TriQuint Semiconductor and RF Micro Devices, which was announced in 2014 and completed on January 1, 2015. The company was valued at $12 billion with over 8.000 employees.

9. Advanced Linear Devices (Sunnyvale, California, USA)

Advanced Linear Devices designs, develops and manufactures precision analog CMOS integrated circuits for OEMs. Advanced Linear Devices is also a leading player in the transistor market.

ALD was founded in 1985 by Robert Chao, which employed engineers and scientists from the field of semiconductor design, technology and production. They have developed many new analog semiconductor products, especially MOSFET voltage comparators and energy harvesting devices.

10. Central Electronics Limited (CEL) – India

Central Electronics Limited (founded in 1974) is a company that is part of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. CEL developed a series of products for the first time in the country through its own research and development efforts and in close association with the main national and international laboratories, including defense laboratories. CEL is also known for its vast expertise and innovation in transistor technology.



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