Power Integrations Establishes Japanese Subsidiary Power Integrations K.K.

January 29, 1997
New subsidiary established to support growing sales to Japanese customers.

Sunnyvale, CA, January 29, 1997....Power Integrations Inc., today announced the formation of Power Integrations K.K., a wholly owned subsidiary of Power Integrations, Inc. of the United States. Power Integrations K.K. was established to better service customers in Japan and to meet the exceptional growth the Company has experienced after the introduction of it's TOPSwitch family of switch mode power supply IC's.

Power Integrations was founded in 1988 to market products based on it's patented technology that allows the integration of high power MOSFETs with analog and digital circuitry in conventional CMOS processes. TOPSwitch was first introduced in 1994 and quickly recognized as an enabling technology for power supplies, gaining wide market acceptance in a variety of electronic systems.

"TOPSwitch already is an integral part of many of the newest set top boxes, video games and PC monitors", commented Howard Earhart, President and CEO of Power Integrations. "We view Japan as the source for many of these new products and it is a natural progression that we invest in Power Integrations K.K. so that we may be closer to our customers and the source of these products."

"We are very proud of this commitment by Power Integrations for the Japanese market. We look forward to providing the best service for our customers by providing local technical support," remarked Shuhei Takahashi, President of Power Integrations K.K. Mr. Takahashi has over 22 years in the high tech and semiconductor industries.

The headquarters for the new subsidiary will be located in Yokohama. The complete address is:

Keihin-Tatemono 1st Bldg.
12-20 Shin-Yokohama 2-Chome, Kohoku-ku,
Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 222 Japan
PH: 81 (0) 45-471-1021
FAX: 81 (0) 45-471-3717
Email: pi-kk@jsn.justnet.or.jp

Power Integrations K.K. is in the process of increasing its staff having already added dedicated application support at the Yokohama office. Three sales representatives, Unidux, Inc., Global Electronics Corporation and Tokyo Muesen Kizai Co., Ltd., will provide further sales support for customers.

Power Integrations, Inc. is a privately held company that is focused on providing innovative semiconductor solutions for power conversion. For more information, visit the company's web site at: www.powerint.com or contact the company at 477 North Mathilda Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94086. Phone: (408) 523-9200. Fax: (408) 523-9300.

The PI logo and TOPSwitch are registered trademarks of Power Integrations, Inc.

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