Power Integrations Mourns Passing of Board Member Scott Brown

January 14, 2009

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan 14, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Power Integrations (Nasdaq:POWI) today announced the passing of R. Scott Brown, a member of the company's board of directors since 1999. Mr. Brown died on Monday in Los Gatos, California.

Prior to joining the board of Power Integrations, Mr. Brown was vice president of worldwide sales at Xilinx, Inc., where he served from 1985 until his retirement in 1999. Earlier in his career he held a number of sales positions at National Semiconductor in the semiconductor and consumer products areas.

"We are saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague Scott Brown," said Balu Balakrishnan, president and CEO of Power Integrations. "In his nearly ten years on our board of directors, Scott was an ardent supporter of our company and its growth. He was a driving force in the success of Xilinx, where as an early member of the management team he built a powerful sales and distribution organization and helped make the company a leader in the semiconductor industry. Scott will be missed by his many friends at Power Integrations. We offer our deepest condolences to his wife, Michelle, son Eric, and to their families as they face this loss."

About Power Integrations

Power Integrations is the leading supplier of high-voltage analog integrated circuits used in energy-efficient power conversion. The company's innovative technology enables compact, energy-efficient power supplies in a wide range of electronic products, in AC-DC, DC-DC and LED lighting applications. Since its introduction in 1998, Power Integrations' EcoSmart(r) energy-efficiency technology has saved an estimated $3.2 billion of standby energy waste and prevented millions of tons of CO2 emissions. The company's Green Room web site provides a wealth of information about "energy vampires" and the issue of standby energy waste, along with a comprehensive guide to energy-efficiency standards around the world. Reflecting the environmental benefits of EcoSmart technology, Power Integrations is included in clean-technology stock indices sponsored by the Cleantech Group (AMEX:CTIUS) and Clean Edge (Nasdaq:CELS). For more information, please visit www.powerint.com.

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SOURCE: Power Integrations, Inc.

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