SOURCE: Intersil

March 15, 2006 16:24 ET

Intersil Announces Formation of Five Product Groups and Names Analog Expert to Lead Consumer Power

MILPITAS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 15, 2006 -- Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog solutions, today named Andrew Rhind to the position of vice president and general manager of Intersil's Consumer Power products group, which markets high-performance power solutions for the consumer electronics market.

Rhind most recently served as business director for Maxim Integrated Products' Mixed Signal product line, targeting consumer applications such as MP3, PMP (portable media player), LCD TV, cell phone, DSC (digital still camera) and notebook/PC applications. Prior to joining Maxim, Rhind held a sales director position at TMT/Credence Systems and various engineering management positions at Microunity Systems, Elantec and Harris Semiconductor. He began his career in the semiconductor industry at Analog Devices, where he held both test and product engineering positions, after receiving his BSEE from the University of Limerick, Ireland.

In addition to the hire of Andrew Rhind, Intersil announced today the promotions of four people to run the remaining product groups. The promotions include Paul Sferrazza, vice president and general manager of the Computing Power products group, Davin Lee, vice president and general manager of the Industrial and Communications Power products group, Simon Prutton, vice president and general manager of the Analog and Mixed Signal products group, and Susan Hardman, vice president and general manager of the Automotive and Specialty products group. All of the vice presidents/general managers report directly to Lou DiNardo, Intersil's president and chief operating officer.

"Andrew's strong consumer background and extensive technical expertise makes him a highly valuable addition to our management team," said Lou DiNardo, Intersil's president and chief operating officer. "In his new role, he will lead our efforts in the consumer electronics power management space. Additionally, our new organizational structure allows us to focus our efforts in five key segments that allow us to compete effectively in the high-performance analog industry. We will continue to drive solid growth in our target markets as a pure-play analog company."


About Intersil

Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL) is a leader in the design and manufacture of high performance analog semiconductors. The Company's products address three of the industry's fastest growing markets: flat panel displays, handhelds and power management. Intersil products include power management devices for battery management, hot-swap and hot-plug controllers, linear regulators, supervisory ICs, 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 rad-hard 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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