SOURCE: Intersil


August 15, 2011 10:00 ET

Intersil Ranked as One of the Top Electronic Industry Employers by Electronic Design's 2011 Survey

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 15, 2011) - Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL) today announced it has been ranked 14th in the Electronic Design annual top 50 electronic design companies survey. From a total of 97 U.S. technology firms, Intersil moved forward by 37 positions from the publication's 2009 survey.

Electronic Design annually assesses the top companies in the electronics industry to measure overall economic conditions and identify the specific strategies that lead to success. The publication selected the top 50 companies based on criteria ranging from sales growth and operating profit growth to the number of patents issued to a company and its total long term debt.

Other criteria included design influence on semiconductor spending and design influence on semiconductor spending percentage increase. According to Electronic Design, the categories provide a balance of information regarding financials, human resources, technology, stock market perception and engineering. Bonus points were awarded based upon employee responses to questions on a Reader Profile related to job satisfaction, tenure with the company, number of promotions and advancement potential.

The list of criteria includes improvements from 2010 over 2009 in these categories:

  • Sales growth percentage
  • Operating profit growth percentage
  • Operating profit margin improvement
  • Long-term debt to stockholders equity ratio improvement
  • Research-and-development expense change percentage
  • Employee growth percentage

"The results of the Electronic Design survey reflect our efforts to build Intersil into an innovative, financially strong and customer-oriented organization over the past few years," said Dave Bell, Intersil's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We will continue to work hard to attract top design talent and bring leading-edge products and technologies to the global markets."

The Electronic Design survey is limited to U.S. technology firms because several key measuring criteria could only be tracked using data required by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) corporate filings.

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