This Charter specifies the scope of the responsibilities of the Audit Committee (the "Committee") of the Board of Directors (the "Board") of Power Integrations, Inc. (the "Company") and the manner in which those responsibilities shall be performed, including its structure, processes and membership requirements.
The primary purpose of the Committee is to oversee the accounting and financial reporting processes of the Company and the audits of the Company's financial statements. The Committee shall also review the qualifications, independence and performance, and approve the terms of engagement of the Company's independent auditor, review the performance of the Company's internal audit function and prepare any reports required of the Committee under rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").
The Company shall provide appropriate funding, as determined by the Committee, to permit the Committee to perform its duties under this Charter, to compensate its advisors and to compensate any registered public accounting firm engaged for the purpose of rendering or issuing an audit report or related work or performing other audit, review or attest services for the Company. The Committee, at its discretion, has the authority to initiate special investigations, and, hire special legal, accounting or other outside advisors or experts to assist the Committee, as it deems necessary to fulfill its duties under this Charter. The Committee may also perform such other activities consistent with this Charter, the Company's Bylaws and governing law, as the Committee or the Board deems necessary or appropriate.
The Committee's function is one of oversight only and shall not relieve the responsibilities of the Company's management for preparing financial statements, which accurately and fairly present the Company's financial results and condition, or the responsibilities of the independent auditors relating to the audit or review of financial statements. Nothing in this Charter is intended to preclude or impair the protection provided in section 141(e) of the Delaware General Corporation Law for good faith reliance by members of the Committee on reports or other information provided by others.