SOURCE: Intersil

January 31, 2007 06:00 ET

Intersil Named a Finalist in 2007 EE Times ACE Awards

Intersil's ISL317XE Family of 3.3V RS-485/RS-422 Transceivers Selected as EE Times ACE Awards Ultimate Products of the Year Finalist

MILPITAS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 31, 2007 -- Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog semiconductors, today announced it was selected as one of eight finalists in CMP Technology's EE Times Third Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards in the Ultimate Products of the Year category, Logic, Interface and Programmable Logic. Intersil's ISL317XE family of 3.3V RS-485/RS-422 transceivers save 50-70% of valuable board space and delivers the industry's only full-featured IEC61000 ESD-protected transceivers with 20Mbps data transmission rate.

The Ultimate Products of the Year Award -- awarded to the most significant product introduced in the last 12 months in seven categories -- is determined by large-scale peer review. Finalists in each category are chosen by qualified readers of EE Times and on a quarterly basis via electronic balloting from a list of nominees submitted to readers by expert editors with accompanying editorial reviews.

"We are very proud that Intersil's ISL317XE family has been selected as an Ultimate Products of the Year Finalist by the readers of EE Times," said Simon Prutton, vice president and general manager of Intersil's Analog and Mixed Signal products group. "Intersil consistently works to design products that illustrate the company's strengths in high-performance analog innovation, and we are very happy that this family of transceivers is recognized as a standout among the competition."

About the Ultimate Products of the Year Finalist ISL317XE Family

The ISL317XE family provides maximum reliability of exposed transmitter and receiver pins with IEC61000 ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection that allows customers to develop the most rugged systems possible. +15kV ESD protection on the I/O pins and > 7kV HBM on all other pins in Intersil's ISL317XE family provide a high degree of reliability in both manufacturing and end consumer applications and eliminates the need for external protection circuitry. The devices come in space-saving MSOP (mini small-outline package) sizes that allow designs to drop old 8- and 14-lead SOIC transceivers. The 8-lead MSOP package provides a 50 percent board space savings over 8-lead SOIC packages and Intersil's 10-lead MSOP package saves 70 percent over old 14-lead SOIC package options. For more information on the ISL317XE family, visit

About EE Times ACE Awards

EE Times ACE Awards are presented in 18 categories and are judged by a blue-ribbon panel of industry experts, comprised of the leading voices of academia, industry and Wall Street executives. The judges will choose winners in seven categories. Winners in the additional 11 categories are either peer-to-peer or editorially selected.

"This year's ACE Awards finalists mark a shift in the industry, as the electronics industry becomes more focused on creating technologies attractive to consumers -- from educational toys, to microphones, cell phones and light sensors," said Brian Fuller, editor in chief, EE Times. "The 2007 finalists represent the execution of forward-thinking technologies and creativity that captures the imagination of consumers, illustrating the influence that electronics and embedded design professionals have on today's culture."

The EE Times Annual ACE Awards celebrate the creators of technology who demonstrate leadership and innovation in the global industry and shape the world we live in. These creators, and their innovations, will be recognized at the EE Times ACE Awards Gala on April 3, 2007, as part of CMP Technology's Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley, the largest electronic systems design event in North America. For more information, visit

About the CMP Technology Electronics Group

The CMP Technology Electronics Group is the premier technology and business media brand serving the information needs of the creators of technology worldwide. Offering a full suite of products and services to reach electronics technology professionals throughout the world, the CMP Technology Electronics Group delivers the most targeted audience and actionable information to marketers in the electronics technology community. Each month, the CMP Technology Electronics Group delivers more than 1 million copies of its print publications, including EE Times, to subscribers in more than 23 countries and online visitors from 100 countries view more than 8 million pages on its Web sites in seven languages including and TechOnline. More than 40,000 decision makers attend its Embedded Systems Conferences each year in Boston, Silicon Valley, China and Taiwan.

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

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