SOURCE: Intersil

January 25, 2007 06:00 ET

Intersil Presented With Two analogZONE Product of the Year Awards

Intersil's ISL55008/11 Low-Power RF Gain Blocks and ISL54415/6/7 Dual 2:1 Multiplexers Selected as 2006 Product of the Year Award Winners

MILPITAS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 25, 2007 -- Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog semiconductors, was presented with two 2006 "Product of the Year" awards by analogZONE, the premier source for electronic design engineers. The winners were selected by analogZONE based on the products' technical merit, design innovation, anticipated market success, and likely contribution to the field of analog engineering and product design.

Intersil's ISL55008 and ISL55011 low-power RF gain blocks won the "Best RF Consumer Gain Block" award. The ISL54415, ISL54416 and ISL54417 dual 2:1 multiplexers won the "Best Connector-Eliminating Solution for Portables" award.

"We are honored that analogZONE has recognized Intersil with two Product of the Year awards," said Simon Prutton, vice president and general manager of Intersil's Analog and Mixed Signal products group. "This is great recognition of the innovative nature and high performance of Intersil's products. I'm very proud of the accomplishments of Intersil's development team and the continued commitment to differentiate our products from the competition."

About the "Best RF Consumer Gain Block Award" Winner ISL55008/11

Intersil's ISL550xx family has integrated ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection up to 3kV human body model. These products are tested and guaranteed to 3kV. This critical feature, along with the self-biasing architecture and multiple impedance options, make these devices extremely easy to use in the ISM band or in satellite receivers and LNBs (low-noise block down-converters). For more information on these products, visit

About the "Best Connector-Eliminating Solution for Portables Award" Winner ISL54415/6/7

The ISL54415/6/7 enable transmission of quality audio, video, and high-speed USB data through a single input/output port, eliminating up to two ports on each portable device. They combine high-speed, low-capacitance switches for data signals with low-distortion, low-capacitance switches for audio and video, so they can be used for data downloading or for A/V playback through a single port without impacting performance in either mode of operation. This increases available board space, reduces external components, and lowers the manufacturing cost of portable devices that need to connect to other equipment such as TVs, flat screen monitors, headphones, speakers and PCs. For more information on these products, visit

About analogZONE

analogZONE is the premier source for design engineers working in the fields of power management, audio/video, acquisition, connectivity, networking, wireless applications and green engineering. Product reviews, technical and application notes, news headlines, and guest editorials -- along with commentary by Editor-in-Chief Paul McGoldrick and other ZONE editors -- keep readers current, knowledgeable and informed in an independent arena. For more information, visit

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, handheld products and notebook computing. Intersil's product families address both power management and analog signal processing functions. Intersil products include ICs for battery management; hot-swap and hot-plug controllers; linear regulators; supervisory ICs; switching DC/DC regulators; 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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