Power Integrations Selected as Finalist in 1999 Discover Awards for Technological Innovation

April 29, 1999
TinySwitch(TM) Chosen for Significant Environmental Benefits

SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - April 29, 1999 -- Power Integrations, Inc. (Nasdaq: POWI - news), a leading provider of high-voltage power conversion integrated circuits (ICs), announces that its energy-efficient TinySwitch IC is a finalist in the 1999 Discover Magazine Awards for Technological Innovation. The Discover awards honor inventors whose creativity improves the quality of everyday life.

TinySwitch is one of 27 technologies the selection panel chose as making a revolutionary impact on society. With TinySwitch, popular electronics such as TVs, VCRs, PCs and cellular phones can utilize a new class of lightweight, compact, energy-efficient power supplies. TinySwitch solves the problem of energy leakage which occurs when equipment is not in use yet still continues to draw power.

"TinySwitch provides a unique solution to a global problem that costs billions of dollars annually in energy waste and air pollution," said Howard Earhart, president and CEO of Power Integrations, Inc. "We are delighted that our VP of Engineering and New Business Development, Balu Balakrishnan, has been recognized for developing a product that not only enables a lower cost, higher performance power supply, but also benefits the environment."

About Power Integrations, Inc.

Power Integrations, Inc. is a leading supplier of high-voltage analog integrated circuits for use in AC to DC 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, Calif. 94086; (408) 523-9200.

About Discover

Discover is the country's leading general-interest science magazine. Each month, Discover reaches 7 million new-generation thought leaders who want to understand science's ever-broadening impact on all areas of life. For more information, visit Discover's home page at www.discover.com.

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