Sunnyvale, CA--July 24, 1996--Philips Semiconductors (Sunnyvale, CA) announced the release of a 4-channel UART, the SC28L194. Fabricated in Philips' CMOS-LSI technology, the SC28L194 interfaces to both Motorola 68000 and Intel 80X microcontrollers.
The single chip communications device supports 4 full-duplex asynchronous channels, each with its own 16-byte receive and 16-byte transmit FIFO.
Opening speeds for receivers and transmitters can be selected from 24 standard fixed baud rates ranging from 50 bits per second to 230 kbits per second, or they may be programmed up to the maximum 1 Mbit per second, making it attractive for dual speed, full-duplex channel applications such as clustered terminal solutions.
The SC28L194 Quad UART with TTL compatibility at 3.3V is available now in 68 pin PLCC packaging. The price, in quantities of 1,000, is $15 per unit. For volume pricing and pricing outside of the United States, contact your local Philips Semiconductors sales office or distributor. An 80 pin LQFP (1.4 mm high), SC28L194C1B, as well as a 5V version, SC28C194C1A, will be released by the end of the year.
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Yavne, Israel--July 25, 1996--Orbotech Ltd. (Yavne, Israel) announced unaudited consolidated financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 1996.
Revenues for the second quarter of 1996 were $36.6 million, an increase of 15 percent from $31.7 million for the same period a year ago. Net income totaled $4.9 million, or $0.38 per share, as compared with net income (excluding a one-time gain) of $2.7 million, or $0.22 per share, in the second quarter of 1995. The one-time gain of $3.1 million, or $0.24 per share, related to the public offering of the shares of Opal Inc., which closed on May 18, 1995, in which Orbotech had a pre-offering interest of 18.6 percent.
Revenues for the six months ended June 30, 1996 totaled $74.2 million, up 21 percent from $61.2 million for the same period last year. Net income for the first half of 1996 was $9.7 million, or $0.75 per share, an increase of 92 percent on a per share basis, compared with $4.9 million, or $0.39 per share, for the corresponding period last year (excluding the one-time gain described above).
The gross margin of 46.7 percent and operating margin of 13.8 percent achieved during the second quarter of 1996 are comparable to the corresponding margins for the first quarter of 1996. These margins reflect the company's capacity utilization and control of expenses. The gross margin during the second quarter of 1995 was 43.3 percent and the operating margin was 10 percent.
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