SOURCE: Intersil

September 15, 2009 14:16 ET

Intersil's Innovative DC/DC Power Converter Named a Finalist in Elektra Awards "Power Product of the Year" Category

Distinguished Panel of Independent Electronics Experts Nominates Intersil's ZL2008 for Its High Performance, Design Flexibility and Ease of Use

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2009) - Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, announced that the company's ZL2008 is a finalist in the seventh annual Elektra Awards organized by Electronics Weekly magazine.

Intersil's ZL2008 is a high-performance synchronous step-down DC/DC converter with pin-strap compensation and current sharing that is well-suited for embedded computing, storage, telecom, datacom and networking applications.

Employing patented Digital-DC™ technology, the ZL2008 requires up to 50 percent fewer components and half the PCB space of competitive solutions. It is ideal for digital power supply module and system designers who demand easy-to-use board-level power supply configuration.

Key product benefits include:

--  Performance: The ZL2008 is the only digital power controller on the
    market that has been proven to outperform analog controllers in terms of
    efficiency.  This is made possible by advanced algorithms that constantly
    optimize the power supply performance in real time.
--  Design flexibility: Configuration can be done by pin strap, resistor
    encoding, or PMBus.  A high level of integration plus flexible
    configuration makes the product extremely easy to design-in.
--  Suitability for an application: By combining power conversion, power
    management, fault management and telemetry capabilities, the ZL2008 is
    ideally suited for a wide range of applications.

The Elektra Awards recognizes the achievements of individuals and companies in key areas including innovation, sales growth and employee motivation. The short list of finalists was chosen by a panel of distinguished industry experts. The top Elektra Award winner for 2009 will be announced in London on December 1. To learn more, visit

To view a high-resolution downloadable photo of the ZL2008, visit Intersil's photo room at:

About Intersil

Intersil Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors. The Company's products address some of the industry's fastest growing markets, such as flat panel displays, cell phones, notebooks and other handheld systems. Intersil's product families address power management functions and analog signal processing functions. Intersil products include ICs for battery management, hot-plug controllers, linear regulators, power sequencers, supervisory ICs, bridge drivers, PWM controllers, switching DC/DC regulators, Zilker Labs Digital Power ICs and power MOSFET drivers; optical storage laser diode drivers; DSL line drivers; D2Audio products; video and high-performance operational amplifiers; high-speed 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