SAN JOSE, Calif.--(POWI), the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today announced that Radu M. Barsan has joined the company as Vice President, Technology, in which role he will lead the company’s technology development, foundry engineering and quality organizations. He assumes responsibilities currently held by Derek J. Bell, who will retire from Power Integrations in May after 12 years with the company.)--Power Integrations (Nasdaq:
Dr. Barsan has more than 30 years of experience in engineering management, technology development and manufacturing in silicon and compound-semiconductor technologies. Most recently, he served as president and CEO of Redfern Integrated Optics, Inc., a privately held optoelectronics company. Previously, he served in a succession of engineering-management roles at Phaethon Communications, Cirrus Logic, Advanced Micro Devices and Cypress Semiconductor. Dr. Barsan holds a Ph.D. in microelectronics from Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.
Commented Balu Balakrishnan, president and CEO of Power Integrations: “We are delighted that Radu Barsan is joining our senior management team. Radu has an outstanding track record of commercializing new technologies and leading engineering organizations at companies of all sizes. With both a keen technical mind and a deep understanding of all aspects of a technology business, he will be a tremendous addition to our company.”
Mr. Balakrishnan continued: “On behalf of everyone at Power Integrations, I congratulate Derek Bell on his impending retirement. Derek has played a vital role in the growth and development of our company over the past 12 years, and we would not be where we are today without his leadership. We wish him all the best in his retirement as he concludes a distinguished four-decade career in the technology industry.”
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Power Integrations, Inc., is a Silicon Valley-based supplier of high-performance electronic components used in high-voltage power-conversion systems. The company’s integrated circuits and diodes enable compact, energy-efficient AC-DC power supplies for a vast range of electronic products including mobile devices, TVs, PCs, appliances, smart utility meters and LED lights. CONCEPT IGBT drivers enhance the efficiency, reliability and cost of high-power applications such as industrial motor drives, solar and wind energy systems, electric vehicles and high-voltage DC transmission. Since its introduction in 1998, Power Integrations’ EcoSmart® energy-efficiency technology has prevented billions of dollars’ worth of energy waste and millions of tons of carbon emissions. Reflecting the environmental benefits of the company’s products, Power Integrations’ stock is included in the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® Green Energy Index, The Cleantech Index®, and the Ardour Global IndexSM. For more information, including design-support tools and resources, please visit www.powerint.com; visit Power Integrations’ Green Room for a comprehensive guide to energy-efficiency standards around the world.
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