SANTA CLARA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 12, 2010 — QP Semiconductor, the leading fabless manufacturer of hermetic high reliability ICs, today announced the release of the QP741 and QP747 Operational Amplifiers. These products are fully re-engineered and manufactured on a mainstream Bipolar process and serve as drop-in replacements for the National/ Fairchild LM741 used in key Mil/Aero applications.
The QP741 is a monolithic single purpose operational amplifier and the QP747 is sourced from the same design to provide the dual functional capability. Both products have been qualified and are now listed on the DSCC 38510/101 drawing.
The 741 remains one of the most popular operational amplifiers ever produced and it continues serving a very broad installed base in many military programs. Forecasts signal that market inventories of these military grade devices will deplete within the near-term. QP is positioned to be the sole supplier of these devices for several critical defense programs that are experiencing continued demand, including the Patriot Missile System.
“This further expands our unparalleled offering of over 400 QP designs and affirms our market position as the premier supplier of mission critical drop-in replacements, mitigating threats of IC obsolescence and reducing the total cost to our customers,” said Jim Townsend, executive vp at QP Semiconductor. “These QP products have a very broad base of applications which enables us to see the entire spectrum of all DMS components at the module, board and system level. This visibility enables QP to grow the product portfolio, produce more cost-saving solutions for our customers and maintain our position as the market leader in obsolescence mitigation for mil/aero programs.”
The QP741 and QP747 are now available in production quantities and hermetic package styles, as shown below: