Power Integrations Receives 2006 ENERGY STAR® Award

March 21, 2006
PI Is First Analog Semiconductor Company to Be Recognized

SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 21, 2006 – Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI), the leader in high-voltage analog integrated circuits for power conversion, announced today that it has received a 2006 ENERGY STAR award. The award recognizes the company for its EcoSmart® technology, which reduces energy consumption in a wide range of electronic products. Power Integrations is the first analog semiconductor company chosen to receive an ENERGY STAR award. The company will accept the award at a ceremony today in Washington, D.C. 

Power Integrations' integrated circuits (ICs) with EcoSmart technology help manufacturers earn the ENERGY STAR label on a wide range of products such as computer equipment, TVs, DVD players, home appliances and AC adapters. The company's ICs are used in power supplies, the devices that convert high-voltage AC power from a wall outlet into the low-voltage DC power needed by most electronic products. EcoSmart technology intelligently manages the flow of power through the power supply, dramatically reducing the amount of energy consumed during normal operation as well as standby and no-load modes.

Since 1998, Power Integrations has sold more than 1.1 billion chips with EcoSmart technology, and has saved consumers and businesses more than an estimated $1.4 billion on their electricity bills, preventing some 10 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

"We are honored that Power Integrations has been chosen to receive an ENERGY STAR award," said Balu Balakrishnan, president and CEO of Power Integrations. "Our EcoSmart products support the goals of ENERGY STAR by making energy efficiency easy and cost-effective for both manufacturers and consumers. We have already saved consumers more than $1.4 billion on their energy bills, and a substantial portion of those savings have come from products bearing the ENERGY STAR label." 

"This award recognizes Power Integrations for its innovative energy-efficiency technology, which is enabling the power electronics industry to deliver efficient solutions for an increasingly diverse range of products used in everyday life," said Andrew Fanara, ENERGY STAR team leader. 

Recognized repeatedly for its contributions to reducing energy waste from electronic products, the company was named Grand Champion of Efficiency Challenge 2004, a power-supply design competition sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Energy Commission.

About Power Integrations
Power Integrations, Inc. is the leading supplier of high-voltage analog integrated circuits used in power conversion. The company's breakthrough technology enables compact, energy-efficient power supplies in a wide range of electronic products, in both AC-DC and DC-DC applications. The company's EcoSmart energy-efficiency technology, which dramatically reduces energy waste, has saved consumers and businesses around the world more than an estimated $1.4 billion on their electricity bills since its introduction in 1998. For more information, visit the company's website at www.powerint.com. For information on global energy-efficiency standards and EcoSmart solutions, visit the Power Integrations Green Room at www.powerint.com/greenroom.

ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions through increased energy efficiency.  Today, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, the program offers businesses and consumers solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. More than 8,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners, committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes and businesses. For more information, visit www.energystar.gov.

NASDAQ: POWI $117.24 -0.38
-0.32% Volume: 222,691 August 11, 2020

Contact Us

Joe Shiffler
Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
(408) 414-8528

Literature Requests

Mailing Address:
Power Integrations
Attn: Investor Relations
5245 Hellyer Avenue San Jose, CA. 95138

Transfer Agent:
P.O. Box 30170
College Station, TX 77842
Phone: (781) 575-2879

Subscribe to Investor Alerts

Email Address *
Mailing Lists *

Enter the code shown above.