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Subject:  ELNT introduces MOSFET driver Date:  5/13/2002  7:35 PM
Author:  JohnFMoore Number:  362 of 363

Press Release
SOURCE: Elantec Semiconductor, Inc.
Elantec Introduces Low-profile, Quad MOSFET Driver
The EL7457CL In the Low-profile LPP Package is Ideal for Handheld LCD Applications
MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 13, 2002--Elantec Semiconductor, Inc. (Nasdaq:ELNT - News), a leader in high-performance analog ICs, today introduced the new EL7457CL quad MOSFET driver, in the low profile LPP package. The high output power, high voltage operation and level shifting feature make the EL7457CL ideal for pin driving in test equipment, as well as for clock driving in many general purpose applications.

The EL7457CL features a low voltage, 3V to 5V input stage and an output stage capable of operating up to 18V. The output signal can also go negative with regard to the input by up to 5V. Operating at clock rates up to 40MHz, the EL7457CL is capable of driving a peak of 2A per output while switching between the two reference input voltages. The device can also be programmed to a high impedance output state.

Michael Jennings, Director of Strategic Marketing at Elantec said, "The EL7457CL has been designed-in to a number of applications ranging from automatic test equipment, where it is used to drive the test pins, to LCD applications, where it is used to drive clock signals. By placing the device into the LPP package, the EL7457CL now offers a much lower profile for handheld LCD applications, as well as high thermal efficiency in ATE applications."

Samples of the EL7457CL in the LPP package are available immediately. The price in quantities of 1000-units is $2.55 each.

For more information please contact the applications department at Elantec's Corporate Headquarters in Milpitas, CA, at (408) 945-1323 x 311, or visit the Company's web site at www.elantec.com.

Elantec designs, manufactures and markets high performance analog integrated circuits primarily for the video, optical storage, communications and power management markets. The Company targets high growth commercial markets in which advances in digital integrated circuit technology are driving increasing demand for high speed, high performance and low power consumption analog circuits.

Certain matters discussed in this press release pertaining to the market trends, product performance and cost effectiveness are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include product introductions by the Company's competitors, competitive pricing pressures, fluctuations in manufacturing yield, changes in the mix or markets in which products are sold, availability and cost of raw materials and other risks discussed in the Company's most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Elantec is under no obligation, and expressly disclaims any obligation, to update or alter any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.



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