SOURCE: Intersil

August 24, 2006 19:25 ET

Intersil Promotes Roberto Magnifico to Vice President of European Sales

MILPITAS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 24, 2006 -- Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog semiconductors, today announced the promotion of Roberto Magnifico to the position of vice president of Sales, Europe, located at Intersil's sales office in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Mr. Magnifico joined Intersil in 1997 as a marketing manager and progressed to sales director for Europe in 2002. As sales director he helped drive sales growth and improve Intersil's overall brand in the region. As vice president, Mr. Magnifico will play a vital leadership role in Intersil's efforts to re-enter the automotive market and further penetrate key OEM electronics customers throughout Europe.

"I expect that Roberto's continued leadership in the region will allow Intersil to expand its presence in Europe, go after strategic growth markets and engage with new customers," said Peter Oaklander, Intersil's senior vice president of Worldwide Sales. "Roberto's strong sales background, as well as his long tenure with Intersil and in the semiconductor industry, makes him ideally suited for these expanded responsibilities."

Mr. Magnifico has been in the semiconductor industry since 1984. Prior to Intersil, Mr. Magnifico worked for Phillips Semiconductor for nine years. He began his career in 1984 at ST Microelectronics as a product engineer in the Power Audio Amplifier ICs product group. Mr. Magnifico holds a BSEE from L. Settembrini, Milano Tech Institute.

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, handheld products and notebook computing. Intersil's product families address both power management and analog signal processing functions. Intersil products include ICs for battery management; hot-swap and hot-plug controllers; linear regulators; supervisory ICs; switching DC/DC regulators; 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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