Power Integrations Names William L. George to Its Board of Directors

March 11, 2009

SAN JOSE, Calif., Mar 11, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Power Integrations (Nasdaq:POWI), the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today announced that Dr. William L. George has been appointed to the company's board of directors.

Dr. George, a 40-year veteran of the semiconductor industry, directed the worldwide operations of ON Semiconductor from its founding in 1999 until June 2007. From 2007 through his retirement in 2008 he directed the startup of ON Semiconductor's foundry services business. Prior to the spin-off of ON Semiconductor from Motorola, Inc., Dr. George served in a variety of operations and engineering roles in three decades at Motorola, most recently as corporate vice president and director of manufacturing for the company's semiconductor components group.

"We are delighted that Bill George is joining our board of directors," said Balu Balakrishnan, president and CEO of Power Integrations. "Bill's wealth of technical and operational expertise will be enormously valuable to us as we continue to execute our growth strategy."

Dr. George currently serves on the boards of Silicon Image, Inc. and Ramtron International Corporation. He is also a member of the Sandia National Laboratories Science Advisory Board and the manufacturing advisory board of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. He received a B.S. degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Oklahoma and a Ph.D. in materials science from Purdue University.

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 $3.3 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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