SOURCE: Intersil

October 23, 2007 19:41 ET

Intersil Corporation and Zhejiang University Launch New Cooperative R&D Lab

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - October 23, 2007) - Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog semiconductors, and Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, today launched a cooperative R&D project with the opening of a new Power Management Research Laboratory at the University. The new lab was stocked by Intersil with the latest test equipment and with a wide variety of Intersil chips. It will be managed by Dr. Zhang Junming of the University. Intersil also presented the University with six scholarships to support graduate-level research in power management electronics.

"Zhejiang University is known for being China's leading research institute in power electronics, which has become a high-growth, labor-intensive industry. High-quality engineers are very much in demand," said Dr. Zhang. "The Joint Lab will be a good platform for cooperation between Intersil and Zhejiang University in power electronics research and applications. We expect the new lab will be extremely helpful in training the next generation of engineers and creating new reference designs for the industry."

Research activities at the lab will cover all aspects of power electronics such as power management, high frequency conversion techniques, induction heating, motor drive and electrical traction, renewable energy, and numerous other applications.

"We are pleased to work with the University to provide hands-on training and practical experience to students," said Huang Jiong, China Applications Center Manager for Intersil. "Getting practice at solving real customer design puzzles will ultimately help these students become more successful when they leave the University, and Intersil will benefit from the exchange of reference designs and technical information with these talented students."

About Intersil

Intersil Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog semiconductors. The Company's products address some of the industry's fastest growing markets, such as, flat panel displays, cell phones, other handheld systems, and notebooks. Intersil's product families address power management functions and analog signal processing functions. Intersil products include ICs for battery management, hot-swap and hot-plug controllers, linear regulators, power sequencers, supervisory ICs, bridge drivers, PWM controllers, switching DC/DC regulators and power MOSFET drivers; optical storage laser diode drivers; DSL line drivers; video and high-performance operational amplifiers; data converters; interface ICs; analog switches and multiplexers; crosspoint switches; voice-over-IP devices; and ICs for military, space and radiation-hardened applications. For more information about Intersil or to find out how to become a member of our winning team, visit the Company's web site and career page at www.intersil.com.

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