Power Integrations Makes San Jose Mercury News’ Annual List of Silicon Valley 150

April 22, 2003
Leading Power Conversion IC Company Ranks 12th in Percentage Gains in Net Income and 38th in Profitability

SAN JOSE, Calif. – April 22, 2003 – Power Integrations, Inc. (Nasdaq: POWI) a leading supplier of high-voltage integrated circuits used in power conversion, today announced that it has been named for the first time to the Silicon Valley 150 (SV 150), the annual ranking of the region's largest public companies. The ranking was published on April 14, 2003 by the San Jose Mercury News.

The SV 150 ranks public companies based on worldwide revenues and other measures of financial performance for the last fiscal year. Power Integrations ranked 12th in percentage gains in net income, 38th in profitability and 135th in sales in 2002. Power Integrations' revenues increased 15 percent to $108.2 million for the year ending Dec. 31, 2002. At the same time, Power Integrations net income rose 42 percent to $9.6 million, or 8.9 percent of net revenues.

"Power Integrations has a record of excellent financial performance and market penetration in our five years as a public company," said Balu Balakrishnan, president and chief executive officer of Power Integrations. "Our 15 percent year-to-year revenue growth in 2002 was especially pleasing given the lack of growth in our end-markets during the year. We're also proud of our record of innovation, end-market diversification and manufacturing cost control, which we believe all help position us for continued success."

In total, Silicon Valley's biggest 150 public companies lost $18.4 billion on $265.4 billion in sales in 2002. Power Integrations, Inc. is a leading supplier of high-voltage analog integrated circuits for use in power conversion. For more information, contact the company at 5245 Hellyer Avenue, San Jose, California 95138, PH: (408) 414-9200 or visit the company's web site at www.powerint.com.

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