SOURCE: Intersil

February 28, 2008 18:10 ET

Intersil Expands Footprint in China With New Design Center in Hangzhou

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - February 28, 2008) - Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog semiconductors, today announced it has opened a new Design & Application Center in Hangzhou, China. The new center will develop reference designs and provide system level application support for Intersil's growing customer base in China as well as customers around the world. The new design center is part of the company's ongoing strategy to increase its investment and footprint in the Chinese market, and better serve the growing number of Chinese companies that are designing products requiring Intersil's high-performance analog ICs.

"The Hangzhou applications team will provide key support for Intersil's business around the world, and help us to better serve our Chinese customers in 'real time,'" said Kent Chon, vice president of Asia Pacific Sales for Intersil.

The center will provide customers with a range of value-added services, along with Intersil's broad line of high-performance analog solutions, based on specifications including form factor, power requirements, preferred peripheral components, time to market, price and other factors.

Another primary focus of the center will be ongoing collaboration with the Joint Power Management Laboratory that Intersil established in late 2007 at Zhejiang University, also based in Hangzhou.

"The new Application Center will partner with Zhejiang University for research in a variety of technologies, and hire graduates to work in Hangzhou and other areas in China," said Intersil China Applications Center Manager, Huang Jiong. "The collaboration with Zhejiang University will help give Intersil an advantage in serving our customers. It will also give students a wealth of practical experience in solving real-world product design issues."

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, 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; 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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