Dallas Semiconductor

Dallas Semiconductor, acquired by Maxim Integrated Products in 2001, was a company that designed and manufactured analog, digital, and mixed-signal semiconductors (integrated circuits, or ICs). Its specialties included communications products (including T/E and Ethernet products), microcontrollers, battery management, thermal sensing and thermal management, non-volatile random-access memory, microprocessor supervisors, delay lines, silicon oscillators, digital potentiometers, real-time clocks, temperature-compensated crystal oscillators (TCXOs), iButton, and 1-Wire products.

Dallas Semiconductor
IndustrySemiconductors, Electronics
Founded1984, February
FounderVin Prothro (CEO)
United States
ProductsIntegrated Circuits
ParentMaxim Integrated Products
WebsiteNo longer exists
Real Time Clock DS12B887

The company, based in Dallas, Texas, was founded in 1984 and purchased by Maxim Integrated Products in 2001. Both the Maxim and Dallas Semiconductor brands were actively used until 2007. Since then, the Maxim name has been used for all new products, though the Dallas Semiconductor brand has been retained for some older products, which can be identified by "DS" at the beginning of their part numbers.

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