Intersil Corp was formed in August 199. The Company designs and develops power management and precision analog integrated circuits, or ICs. The Company is a supplier of power management and precision analog technology for many of the rigorous applications in the infrastructure, industrial, automotive, military, aerospace, computing, and consumer markets. It supplies power IC solutions for battery management, processor power management, and display power management, including power regulators, converters and controllers, as well as fully integrated power modules. It also provides precision analog components such as amplifiers and buffers, proximity and light sensors, data converters, optoelectronics, video decoders and interface products. As a supplier of radiation-hardened devices to the military and aerospace industries, its product development methodologies reflect the long-term experience it has in designing products to meet the standards for reliability and performance in harsh environmental conditions, such as outer space. The Company divides its opportunities into two market categories: industrial & infrastructure and computing & consumer. The industrial & infrastructure market category includes products for power, automotive, aerospace, and broad-line industrial applications. Power products include industrial & infrastructure products - digital power controllers, modules and switching regulators, as well as other general purpose power devices. In automotive, it is targeting both infotainment and power applications. Its video decoders form a building block for console displays and rear view camera displays that are becoming a common safety feature in mid- to high-end vehicles and are required in all passenger cars in the U.S. beginning in 2018. It is applying its power management technology to expand its presence in infotainment and other opportunities within the automobile passenger cabin, and addressing the growing market for battery management within hybrid and fully electric vehicles. Its radiation-hardened products offer advantages for the rigorous applications, including commercial aerospace, and make up another large component of its industrial & infrastructure revenue. Its computing heritage has resulted in a suite of products for analog and digital power management addressing the rapid expansion of cloud computing and communications infrastructure. Its products also enable multiple functions in hundreds of other industrial systems from factory automation to test and measurement equipment. The Company sells its products through direct geographical salesforce that operates in the North American, European, Japanese and Asia/Pacific markets and a network of distributors. The Company competes in its target markets with many companies that may have greater resources, including, but not limited to, Analog Devices, Infineon, Linear Technology, Maxim Integrated Products, ON Semiconductor and Texas Instruments.
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