Power Integrations To Receive National Energy-Efficiency Award

September 12, 2006

Company to Be Honored for Reducing Energy Waste from Electronic Products
SAN JOSE, Calif. – September 12, 2006 – Power Integrations, Inc. (OTC: POWI), the inventor of EcoSmart® energy-efficiency technology, will receive a 2006 Star of Energy Efficiency award from the national Alliance to Save Energy. The only technology company among this year's three corporate honorees, Power Integrations is being recognized for its efforts to reduce electricity waste by improving the efficiency of electronic products. The award will be presented to Balu Balakrishnan, the company's president and CEO, at the Alliance's annual black-tie awards gala tonight in Washington, D.C. The event is being hosted by 50 U.S. Senators and Members of Congress.

Power Integrations' integrated circuits (ICs) with EcoSmart technology 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 and reducing standby power by up to 97 percent.  Standby power, the electricity wasted while electronic products are idle, is estimated to account for up to 10 percent of residential electricity usage.

Since 1998, Power Integrations has sold more than 1.1 billion chips with EcoSmart technology, saving consumers and businesses an estimated $1.8 billion on their electricity bills and preventing some 12 million tons of CO2 emissions.  The company's ICs can be found in a wide range of electronic products including consumer electronics, appliances, cellphone chargers, computer equipment and industrial electronics.
"The Alliance is delighted to honor Power Integrations with a 2006 Star of Energy Efficiency award," said Alliance President Kateri Callahan. "Power Integrations' EcoSmart technology is generating well over $1 million in energy savings each day without any increase in the cost of consumer products and without any change in consumer behavior. EcoSmart technology is a wonderful example of how innovation can help solve our energy issues." 
"This award is a tremendous honor for Power Integrations," said Mr. Balakrishnan. "The market success of our EcoSmart technology has proven that energy efficiency can be simple and cost-effective for manufacturers and consumers. We are extremely proud of the benefits that our technology is bringing to consumers and to the environment, and we are very pleased that the Alliance has selected Power Integrations to receive a Star of Energy Efficiency award."

About Power Integrations
Power Integrations, Inc. (OTC: POWI) 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 an estimated $1.8 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 PI Green Room at www.powerint.com/greenroom.

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