SOURCE: Intersil

November 13, 2008 16:00 ET

Intersil Corporation and German Tech Magazine Elektronik Praxis Launch Wikitronik™

Industry's First German-Language Semiconductor Wiki Will Debut at Electronica 2008, November 11-14 in Munich

MUNICH, GERMANY--(Marketwire - November 13, 2008) - ELECTRONICA -- Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog semiconductors, and Elektronik Praxis, today announced the launching of Wikitronik™, the first German-language wiki specifically focusing on semiconductors. The wiki, which was developed jointly by the two companies, will be on display at both the Intersil and Elektronik Praxis booths at Electronica 2008.

Wikitronik™ will be available through the Elektronik Praxis website and at Wikis are web pages or websites that allow internet users to supply and edit content.

"Elektronik Praxis is proud to provide this service to design engineers and students," said Johann Wiesböck, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Elektronik Praxis. "The way people and engineers are sharing information is rapidly changing, and Praxis is not only facilitating this change, but will remain a vital link throughout this evolution."

Wikitronik™ is only a part of Intersil's plan to find new and creative ways of partnering with the global analog community, helping students and engineers solve their design problems.

"German-speaking analog engineers will now have a self-healing, continually improving forum to share information and ideas," said David Loftus, Intersil's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. "Although Intersil has sponsored and helped develop the initial content, from this point forward the content will be completely maintained by its users."

About Intersil

Intersil Corporation is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog semiconductors. The Company's products address some of the industry's fastest growing markets, including automotive ICs, 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; 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