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Power Integrations Names Raja G. Petrakian Vice President of Operations


May 4, 2015
By Business Wire News

SAN JOSE, Calif.

Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI), the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today announced that Raja G. Petrakian has joined the company as Vice President, Operations. In this role Dr. Petrakian will oversee the company’s global supply-chain and logistics functions as well as its product- and test-engineering efforts. He replaces John Tomlin, who is retiring after nearly 14 years with the company.

Dr. Petrakian has nearly 25 years of supply-chain management experience in technology industries, including two decades at Xilinx Inc., a leading supplier of programmable logic devices with $2.4 billion of annual revenues. At Xilinx, Dr. Petrakian served in a succession of increasingly senior roles, most recently as senior vice president of worldwide operations. He holds a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and operations research from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as M.S. and B.S. degrees in systems engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

Commented Balu Balakrishnan, president and CEO of Power Integrations: “We are delighted that Raja Petrakian is joining our senior management team. Raja has an exemplary track record of operational execution in the semiconductor industry, and he will be an outstanding addition to our company.”

Mr. Balakrishnan continued: “On behalf of everyone at Power Integrations, I congratulate John Tomlin on his upcoming retirement. John has been an invaluable member of our senior management team for the past 14 years, and leaves behind a world-class organization. We wish him the best as he concludes a distinguished career in the technology industry.”

About Power Integrations

Power Integrations, Inc. is a leading innovator in semiconductor technologies for high-voltage power-conversion. The company’s products are key building blocks in the clean-power ecosystem, enabling the generation of renewable energy as well as the efficient transmission and consumption of power in applications ranging from milliwatts to megawatts. For more information please visit www.power.com.

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