SOURCE: Intersil


April 15, 2010 11:00 ET

Intersil Named Finalist in Prestigious 2010 EE Times ACE Awards Competition for "Innovator of the Year"

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - April 15, 2010) -  Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced it was named a finalist in TechInsight's EE Times Sixth Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards in the category of "Innovator of the Year."

Intersil's Senior Principal Engineer Dave Ritter and co-workers are focusing on new ways to carry video streams over inexpensive cables much farther than is currently possible.

"Intersil is developing completely novel approaches to video transmission," said Susan Hardman, Intersil's Senior Vice President, Analog and Mixed Signal Products Group. "This technology will be at the heart of many new video products Intersil releases during the second half of 2010."

The EE Times Ace Innovator of the Year award goes to an individual who has brought leadership, creativity and out-of-the-box thinking to technology, a product or business.

About the EE Times ACE Awards
The EE Times Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards celebrates the creators of technology who demonstrate leadership and innovation in the global industry and shape the world we live in. Awards will be presented on April 27th during the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley. Awards are presented in 11 categories and are judged by the editors and a blue-ribbon panel of industry experts, comprised of the leading voices of academia, industry and Wall Street executives.

"The 2010 finalists represent the execution of forward-thinking technologies and creativity that captures the imagination of consumers, illustrating the influence that electronics and embedded design professionals have on today's culture," said Junko Yoshida, editor in chief, EE Times.

About EE Times Group
EE Times Group, a division of United Business Media (LSE: UBM), is the global leader in media and marketing services for the electronics industry. We deliver results for the key influencers and decision makers involved in the design, development and commercialization of technology through our market leading brands. More than 1.1 million engineering professionals engage with the EE Times Network -‐ EE Times, TechOnline, DesignLines, and ‐- across the globe. The technology community comes to our market leading events to share, learn, discuss, and advance the critical issues and challenges facing the electronics industry. As well, EE Times Group provides end‐to‐end services ranging from next‐generation marketing, integrated media and research.

About United Business Media Limited
UBM (LSE: UBM) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities ‐‐ from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists ‐‐ with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to

About Intersil
Intersil Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors. The Company's products address some of the industry's fastest growing markets, such as flat panel displays, cell phones, notebooks and other handheld systems. Intersil's product families address power management functions and analog signal processing functions. Intersil products include ICs for battery management, hot-plug controllers, linear regulators, power sequencers, supervisory ICs, bridge drivers, PWM controllers, switching DC/DC regulators, Zilker Labs Digital Power ICs and power MOSFET drivers; optical storage laser diode drivers; DSL line drivers; D2Audio products; video and high-performance operational amplifiers; high-speed 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