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Intersil

July 18, 2011 10:00 ET

Intersil Announces Opening of New Enhanced Low Dose Rate Sensitivity (ELDRS) Testing Facility

Facility to Provide Wafer by Wafer Low Dose Rate Radiation Acceptance Testing in a Production Environment

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2011) - Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL) today announced its continued commitment to the global space community by introducing its new Palm Bay, Florida ELDRS testing facility. The facility will perform low dose rate total ionizing dose (TID) acceptance testing for all Intersil radiation hardened products -- regardless of process technology -- on a wafer by wafer basis. These tests will be conducted in accordance with government performance specifications MIL-PRF-38535 (QML) and MIL-STD-883, and will provide Intersil customers with assured low dose rate performance.

Intersil products that are acceptance tested at low dose rate will be designated with an EH suffix. Intersil's current high dose rate only products carrying the RH suffix will remain unchanged. All EH certified products will carry Intersil certificates of compliance for both high dose rate testing and low dose rate testing.

"We are very excited to announce the opening of this new facility. The expansion of our in-house radiation testing capabilities reinforces our leadership in this market and is an example of our commitment to providing best possible products to the global space community," said Michael Althar, Vice President and General Manager of Intersil's Specialty Products Group. "Our aerospace customers will now know that any product purchased from Intersil with an EH designation has been acceptance tested at both high and low dose rates. We're not only providing them with an extra level of confidence in our products, but we're simplifying their design procedures at the same time."

The first low dose rate acceptance product to receive DLA Land and Maritime (formerly DSCC) approval is the popular HS1840A analog multiplexer (HS1840AEH / SMD P/N 5962F9563004). Intersil has completed production low dose rate acceptance testing of another 10 products to date, including the ISL70001SRH 6A synchronous buck regulator, and will submit these products for approval shortly. Additional parts are currently undergoing testing.

For additional information on Intersil's Space, Defense and Hi-Reliability solutions or on its low dose rate radiation testing facility visit http://www.intersil.com/space/.

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