Power Integrations Announces Departure of Chief Financial Officer

April 24, 2008

SAN JOSE, Calif., Apr 24, 2008 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Power Integrations (Nasdaq:POWI) today announced that its chief financial officer, Rafael Torres, will be leaving the company. Mr. Torres has served as the company's CFO since 2006. He has agreed to remain in his role for the next several months while the company conducts a search for his replacement.

"Rafael led us through a challenging period in our history as we restated our financials and regained our Nasdaq listing, and he leaves us in an excellent financial position," said Balu Balakrishnan, president and CEO of Power Integrations. "I thank him for his contributions, and I am grateful that he has agreed to remain with us as we search for his successor."

"I have made the difficult decision that it is an appropriate time for me to leave Power Integrations in order to pursue other interests," said Mr. Torres. "I am proud of what we have achieved in my time here, and I believe Power Integrations has a bright future. The company's financial position has never been stronger, its internal controls are solid and, as demonstrated by today's first-quarter results and strong outlook, the business is performing exceptionally well."

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(r) energy-efficiency technology, which dramatically reduces energy waste, has saved consumers and businesses around the world more than an estimated $2.8 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 Power Integrations Green Room at www.powerint.com/greenroom.

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SOURCE: Power Integrations

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