SOURCE: Intersil

March 29, 2007 18:55 ET

Intersil Names Mike Church to the Position of Intersil Fellow

MILPITAS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 29, 2007 -- Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL) today named Mike Church to the position of Fellow, Intersil's highest technical position. Intersil's Fellows program is designed to foster technical excellence throughout the company by formally recognizing the company's top technical contributors and establishing them as role models, mentors and leaders of the wider Intersil technical community.

Intersil has selected Mike Church to this high technical honor through a careful evaluation process. The company selects individuals who have contributed to technical excellence, taken leadership roles in the technical community and achieved individual accomplishments important to the company's technical success. Also considered are each person's contributions to patent development; their technical publishing and speaking accomplishments; and their involvement in industry organizations, consortia and technical conferences.

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mike as an Intersil Fellow," said Rich Beyer, Intersil's Chief Executive Officer. "Mike's extensive work and dedication to sharing his knowledge within Intersil's technical community continue to expand Intersil's business. His technical leadership and architectural innovations have contributed to Intersil's success in the high-performance analog arena, and his commitment to engineering excellence allows Intersil to maintain its competitive edge in the semiconductor industry."

About Mike Church

Mike Church is a Senior Principal Engineer in Intersil's Technology Development group. Hired in 1984, he provides extensive consultation to all engineering functions within the corporation and provides technical support for both internal fabs and foundries. Mike is a critical player in the area of process development where he has been a lead engineer in developing process architecture for technologies that have resulted in major technology platforms being used in our power management and analog and mixed signal product groups. He provides advanced technical leadership to technical review teams and mentors other engineers and assists in their technical development. Mike has received industry recognition, including 15 patents plus several more that were recently filed. He has published several technical papers and presentations in major industry journals and symposia, such as, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, IEEE SOS/SOI Technology Conference, SEMATECH Statistical Methods Symposium and Quality and Reliability Engineering International. Mike received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in Coursework/Research -- Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.

Mike joins Bob Isham and Jason Lin who were appointed Intersil Fellows in February 2006 and Sandy Fairgrieve, Barry Harvey, Larry Pearce and Joe Pierret, who were appointed Intersil Fellows in January 2004.

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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