Balu Balakrishnan, President and Chief Executive Officer

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Mr. Balakrishnan joined Power Integrations in 1989, serving in a variety of roles before becoming president and COO in April 2001. He was named CEO and appointed to the company's board of directors in January 2002. Mr. Balakrishnan has more than 40 years of engineering, marketing and management experience in the semiconductor industry, including product-line management responsibility at National Semiconductor Corporation. He is the chief inventor of Power Integrations' TOPSwitch®, TinySwitch® and EcoSmart® technologies and holds more than 190 patents. Mr. Balakrishnan has received the Discover Award for Technological Innovation as well as a TechAmerica Innovator Award, both in recognition of the environmental benefits of EcoSmart technology.

Douglas Bailey, Vice President, Marketing

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Mr. Bailey joined Power Integrations in 2004 as vice president of marketing. Prior to joining PI, Mr. Bailey served as vice president of marketing at ChipX, a structured-ASIC company. His earlier experience includes serving as business management and marketing consultant for Sapiential Prime, Inc.., director of sales and business unit manager for 8x8, Inc., application engineering management for IIT, Inc. and design engineering roles with LSI Logic, Inmos, Ltd. and Marconi.

Radu Barsan, Vice President, Technology

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Dr. Barsan joined Power Integrations in 2013 as vice president of technology, leading the company’s foundry engineering, technology development and quality organizations. From 2001 to 2013 he was chairman and CEO of Redfern Integrated Optics, Inc., a privately held optoelectronics company. Previously, he served in a succession of engineering-management and technology-development roles at Phaethon Communications, Inc., Cirrus Logic, Inc., Advanced Micro Devices, Cypress Semiconductor, Inc., and Microelectronica.

Sunny Gupta, Vice President, Operations

Mr. Gupta joined Power Integrations in 2020. Previously, he was vice president of operations at Renesas Electronics Corporation and, before that, senior vice president of global operations at Intersil Corporation until its acquisition by Renesas. Earlier, Mr. Gupta was director of worldwide customer quality engineering at Qualcomm. He also spent 16 years at National Semiconductor in wafer fab operations and quality..

Mike Matthews, Vice President, Product Development

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Mr. Matthews joined Power Integrations in 1992, managing the company’s European application-engineering group and then its European sales organization. Since 2000 he has led the company’s product-definition team in San Jose, and was named vice president of product development in 2012. Prior to joining Power Integrations, Mr. Matthews worked at several electric motor-drive companies and then at Siliconix, where he served in as a motor-control applications specialist.

Sandeep Nayyar, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

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Mr. Nayyar joined Power Integrations in 2010 as vice president of finance and chief financial officer. Previously, Mr. Nayyar spent eight years at Applied Biosystems, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of life-sciences products, serving as vice president of finance from 2002 through 2009. From 1990 to 2001, Mr. Nayyar held a succession of financial roles at Quantum Corporation, including vice president of finance for the company's hard-disk-drive and high-end-storage divisions. Prior to joining Quantum, Mr. Nayyar spent five years in the public-accounting field at Ernst and Young. Since 2014 he has served as a director and audit-committee chairman of Smart Global Holdings, Inc.; he was named lead independent director in 2021.

Ben Sutherland, Vice President, Worldwide Sales

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Mr. Sutherland was named vice president of worldwide sales in July 2011. Since joining Power Integrations in 2000, he has served in a succession of sales-management roles including, most recently, senior sales director with responsibility for a broad geographic territory including Europe, India, Southeast Asia, Japan and the Americas. Prior to joining Power Integrations he served in sales-management and product-marketing roles at Vishay Intertechnology and AVX Kyocera.

Clifford Walker, Vice President, Corporate Development

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Mr. Walker has served as vice president of corporate development and information technology since June 1995. From 1994 to 1995, Mr. Walker served as vice president of Reach Software Corporation. From 1993 to 1994, he was president of Morgan Walker International, a consulting company.